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25+ Inspirational Ann Richards Quotes From The 45th Governor of Texas

Ann Richards, the Governor of Texas has contributed a lot to US politics.

Dorothy Ann Richards was an American politician, who was the 45th Governor of Texas and was also the Texas State Treasurer.

The 1988 Democratic National Convention keynote address was one of the most notable incidents in her life, it brought her national attention as she was critical of the then Vice President of America, George W Bush. Her speech had wit and some very serious issues that she tried to address.

Richards was a teacher before she joined politics, she taught social studies and history. Eventually she campaigned for the Democratic Party. In 1976, Richards became the Travis County Commissioner. In 1980, she was the first woman in fifty years to be elected as the Texas State Treasurer. In 1990, she became Texas's 45th Governor after Bill Clements. She is officially the second, but considered to be the first, self-driven woman Governor of Texas because Miriam Ferguson's election was solely dependent on her husband's impeachment. Richards had revitalized the economy of Texas and even saved the state with an economic growth when the entire American economy had shrunk. She had written a book 'Straight From The Heart' which still stands as an extraordinary memoir, Ann Richards book quotes are also quite popular and a few are mentioned below. Ann Richards died on 13 September, 2006. She was not only the pride of Texas but the pride of the nation. Here's a list of famous quotes by Ann Richards that you might be interested in.

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The Most Inspirational Quotes By Ann Richards

Ann Richards has been an inspiration to the entire nation, her policies and voice against powerful personalities like George W Bush and supporting education and health benefits are all admirable. Here's a list of activist quotes by this Governor of Texas.

1. "I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you."

- Ann Richards.

2. "I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back."

- Ann Richards.

3. "We're living in a whole new social and economic order with a whole new set of problems and challenges."

- Ann Richards.

4. "Old assumptions and old programs don't work in this new society and the more we try to stretch them to make them fit, the more we will be seen as running away from what is reality."

- Ann Richards.

5. "Everything that we used to think got taught at home now seemingly has to be taught in the public school system, and something is going to get lost in the process."

- Ann Richards.

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

- Ann Richards.

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

- Ann Richards.

8. "Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date."

- 'Straight From The Heart', 2003.

9. "I think you have to deal with grief in the sense that you have to recognize that you have it, and say that it's OK to have all the sadness."

- Ann Richards.

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

- Ann Richards.

1988 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address Quotes By Ann Richards

Ann Richards the former Governor of Texas was a great orator.

Ann Richards in the Democratic National Convention of 1988 had bashed the Republic and their ways of governance. She not only came to national attention but also had received applauds from across the world for this speech. It became a highlight of her career as a politician as she had openly criticized George W Bush. Here's a list of famous democrat quotes by Ann Richards from her 1988 Democratic National Convention keynote address.

11. "Because where I grew up there wasn't much tolerance for self-importance."

- Ann Richards.

12. "I was born during the Depression in a little community just outside Waco, and I grew up listening to Franklin Roosevelt on the radio."

- Ann Richards.

13. "This Republican Administration treats us as if we were pieces of a puzzle that can't fit together."

- Ann Richards.

14. "They've told farmers that they were selfish, that they would drive up food prices if they asked the Government to intervene on behalf of the family farm, and we watched farms go on the auction block while we bought food from foreign countries. Well, that's wrong."

- Ann Richards.

15. "Well, nothing's wrong with you — nothing wrong with you that you can't fix in November."

- Ann Richards.

16. "Well the fact is, we're not an isolated piece of their puzzle. We are one nation, we are the United States of America!"

- Ann Richards.

17. " 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."

- Ann Richards.

18. "We believe that America is a country where small-business owners must succeed because they are the bedrock, backbone, of our economy."

- Ann Richards.

19. "We Democrats believe that Social Security is a pact that cannot be broken."

- Ann Richards.

20. "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."

- Ann Richards.

21. "They tell us — they tell us that they're fighting a war against terrorists. And then we find out that the White House is selling arms to the Ayatollah."

- Ann Richards.

Ann Richards Quotes About Feminism

Ann Richards quotes on feminism are quite popular.

A quote by a feminist is always remembered and Ann Richards has been a role model for hundreds of women, worked for their development in various ways while being a state treasurer. Even in her book, she has written feminist quotes. Here's a list of feminist quotes and straight from the heart quotes by the 45th Governor of Texas.

22. "I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.' I think I'd like them to remember me by saying, 'She opened government to everyone.'"

- Ann Richards.

23. "Well, you know my number one cause has always been that women's reproductive health needs to be protected."

- Ann Richards.

24. "Let me tell you, sisters, seeing dried egg on a plate in the morning is a lot dirtier than anything I've had to deal with in politics."

- Ann Richards.

25. "After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."

- 'Straight From The Heart', 2003.

26. "They blame the low-income women for ruining the country because they're staying home with their children and not going out to work."

- Ann Richards.

27. "You can put lipstick and earrings on a hog and call it Monique, but it's still a pig."

- Ann Richards.

28. "I wanted to say, I realise that I am female and that not many females get to do what I am doing, but I hope you will listen to me."

- Anne Richards, 'Straight From The Heart', 2003.

29. "I felt certain that I would be asked to do something at the convention, because I am a female and they need to have females play a role and there are simply not many of us in politics. But this was a great deal more than I expected."

- Anne Richards, 'Straight From The Heart', 2003.

30. "I don't think I had been around any women who I would call out-and-out female activists until I met Sarah."

- Anne Richards about Sarah Weddington, 'Straight From The Heart', 2003.

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