24 Total Quotes

Ann Richards Quotes

Ann Richards
I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion of its size until I campaigned it.
Ann Richards
#American Politician

Ann Richards
I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong.
Ann Richards
#American Politician #Dad

Ann Richards
I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
Ann Richards
#American Politician #Enemies #Friends Or Friendship #Funny

Ann Richards
I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.
Ann Richards
#American Politician #People

Ann Richards
Ann Richards on How to Be a Good Republican: 1. You have to believe that the nation's current 8-year prosperity was due to the work of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, but yesterday's gasoline prices are all Clinton's fault. 2. You have to believe that those privileged from birth achieve success all on their own. 3. You have to be against all government programs, but expect Social Security checks on time.
Ann Richards
#Belief

Ann Richards
Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.
Ann Richards
#American Politician #Teachers And Teaching

Ann Richards
I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.
Ann Richards
#American Politician #Books And Reading

Ann Richards
Let me tell you, sisters, seeing dried egg on a plate in the morning is a lot dirtier than anything I've had to deal with in politics.
Ann Richards
#American Politician #Sisters

Ann Richards
I'm really glad that your young people missed the Depression I'm really glad that your young people missed the Depression and missed the big war. But I do regret that they missed the leaders that I knew, leaders who told us when things were tough and that we'd have to sacrifice, and that these difficulties might last awhile. They brought us together and they gave us a sense of national purpose.
Ann Richards
#Youth #Depression

Ann Richards
[Our understanding is] not intellectual, but instinctive.
Ann Richards
#Understanding

Ann Richards
I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.
Ann Richards
#Feelings

Ann Richards
I was really pleased ... we were all really nervous going into this debate and I thought that John Kerry knocked it out of the ballpark,
Ann Richards
#Debate

Ann Richards
His depth of knowledge of the history, politics, leadership, and religion [of the Middle East] has contributed more than any other individual to the education of the American people about the region.
Ann Richards
#History

Ann Richards
I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.
Ann Richards
#American Politician

Ann Richards
Poor George [Bush], he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.
Ann Richards
#George Bush