Ann Richards Quotes

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Ann Richards Quotes

Life isnt fair, but government must be,
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After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.

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We're not going to have the America that we want until we elect leaders who are going to tell the truth - not most days, but every day.

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I had such high expectations of myself. I was going to be the best mother, the best housewife, the best entertainer, the best nurse, you know - what it was, I was going to be the best. And I could never live up to my expectations.

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Now we Democrats believe that America is still the country of fair play, that we can come out of a small town or a poor neighborhood and have the same chance as anyone else, and it doesn't matter whether we are black or Hispanic, or disabled or women.

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Well it's really hard to satisfy the right wing. I can tell you that.

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I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion of its size until I campaigned it.

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People don't know that New York really is just made up of a group of very small neighborhoods.

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I travel all over the country making speeches for people I believe in.

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There is not a doubt in my mind that the people of America are hunkered down. They are afraid.

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They blame the low income women for ruining the country because they are staying home with their children and not going out to work. They blame the middle income women for ruining the country because they go out to work and do not stay home to take care of their children.

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Life isn't fair, but government must be,

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We saw farms go on the auction block while we bought food from foreign countries. Well, that's wrong.

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The public does not like you to mislead or represent yourself to be something you're not. And the other thing that the public really does like is the self-examination to say, you know, I'm not perfect. I'm just like you. They don't ask their public officials to be perfect. They just ask them to be smart, truthful, honest, and show a modicum of good sense.

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You bet being funny helps accomplish things. I've always maintained that people don't realize how many brain cells it takes to be funny. And politics ought to be fun
after baseball it's our next favorite national pastime.

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

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Doctors are our partners, and they need all the assistance we can give them to be sure we get the right diagnosis.

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