Former First Lady Barbara Bush had some remarkable things to say about life. Hmmm.  Makes me wonder what kind of sayings will be quoted after I pass away.  As we remember her passing and celebrate her life, I  want to take a moment and share some of her quotes with you.  If you have a favorite, please use the comment section to add to them!

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.

The darn trouble with cleaning the house is it gets dirty the next day anyway, so skip a week if you have to. The children are the most important thing.

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.

You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.

If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.

Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life’s blood . . . but everyone has something to give.

The Titanic was built by professionals.  The Ark was built by volunteers.

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.

Libraries have always seemed like the richest places in the world to me, and I’ve done some of my best learning and thinking thanks to them. Libraries and librarians have definitely changed my life,  and the lives of countless other Americans.

Where will our country find leaders with integrity, courage, strength-all the family values-in ten, twenty, or thirty years? The answer is that you are teaching them, loving them, and raising them right now.