I'm a great believer that the most important years are the sort of early years but the preschool years and then into the first and second grades. If you get a good base in the first and second grade and you can read, you can do anything.
My son, George, has been a bad, bad boy! Right, George?
Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.
Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!
And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!
I don't like attacking.
Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They'll tell you.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
You know sit with your arm around a little kid and read. It not only teaches them to read but it keeps the family strong.
The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time.
I don't think that's healthy for the country when anyone thinks their morals are better than anyone else's.
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.
The state dinner is almost a formula, but you try to make it interesting. You try not to overload it with too many political types. You try to get a cross section.
You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
I'm not going to jump out of airplanes or anything like someone else I know.
Three publishers came to me at the White House after George lost and said, 'We would like to publish your book.' I said, 'Well, I don't have a book,' and they said well it's a well known fact that you have kept diaries.
I mean Afghanistan is a very rugged, complicated country.
I'm taking a vow not to advise.
I'm not being outspoken or pro or con abortion.
I hate abortions, but just could not make that choice for someone else.
I want to still be able to garden while I can bend over.
One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring.