221 Total Quotes

American Firstlady Quotes

Eleanor Roosevelt
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Nancy Reagan
I have been very happy with my homes, but homes really are no more than the people who live in them.
Nancy Reagan
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Eleanor Roosevelt
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Eleanor Roosevelt
What one has to do usually can be done.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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I was a Scout years ago, before the movement started, when my father took me fishing, camping and hunting. Then I was sorry that more girls could not have what I had. When I learned of the movement, I thought, here is what I always wanted other girls to have.
Lou Hoover
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Eleanor Roosevelt
The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
Barbara Bush
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The first lady is, and always has been, an unpaid public servant elected by one person, her husband.
Bird Johnson
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Eleanor Roosevelt
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Abigail Adams
I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
Abigail Adams
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Abigail Adams
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
Abigail Adams
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Abigail Adams
We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams
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Abigail Adams
If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
Abigail Adams
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Abigail Adams
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
Abigail Adams
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Abigail Adams
Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams
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Abigail Adams
Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
Abigail Adams
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Abigail Adams
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams
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At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
Barbara Bush
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Martha Washington
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Eleanor Roosevelt
It is not more vacation we need - it is more vocation.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Rosalynn Carter
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Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame.
Bird Johnson
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Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
Barbara Bush
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Eleanor Roosevelt
There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
Barbara Bush
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Eleanor Roosevelt
The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Nancy Reagan
A lot of what acting is paying attention.
Nancy Reagan
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