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'It seems to me I spent my life in car pools, but you know, that's how I kept track of what was going on.'


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'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.'


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'Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.'


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'Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.'


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'To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.'


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'I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.'


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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.'


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'It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean.'


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'Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.'


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'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.'


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'Value your friendship. Value your relationships.'


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'I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money.'


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'My health is very good.'


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'Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They're working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are ki'


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'Life has changed enormously, and I hope - I hope more people read good things.'


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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.'


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'I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.'


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'I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.'


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'I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.'


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'I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money.'


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'I'm worried about parents who aren't parenting.'


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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.'


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'Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics.'


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'The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream, her own personal dream.'


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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.'


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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.'


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'Raising five boys is a handful, trust me.'


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'Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.'


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'I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice.'


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'Suddenly women's lib had made me feel my life had been wasted.'

 

 

 

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