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Cindy McCain Quotes

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Cindy McCain quotes: the businesswoman’s best quotes.

“You need to step out of it to stay grounded.”

“It’s much easier to be calm and work through this than it is to get angry. Anger doesn’t help anything.”

“I believe in the great spirit and intelligence of Americans.”

“You can be a part of something that’s greater than you and you can leave it in a better place.”

“I’m encouraging everyone to take a step back, take a breath and behave ourselves and talk civilly.”

“We owe each other the respect of assuming each of us has value to give to our country and its causes.”

“If you really want to see change, and have change, you’re going to have to get involved.”

“My own feeling is we need more compassion, we need more empathy, we need more togetherness, in terms of working together.”

“The strength of women and women’s rights around the world are especially important because that affects children and families. And the cascade effect is remarkable.”

“My mother and father had to sell everything they had to scrape up the $10,000 dollars to get the Anheuser-Busch line, and they did and the rest is history. My father gave my mother and I a beautiful life, everything we could ever have wanted and so I—I mean I grew up in the best of circumstances and someone who was able to appreciate the effort that my parents… both my parents put into making a life that was so glorious.”

“I just want to be who I am. I think all women go through the belief that they need to be superwoman—that to be successful in any way, and I don’t necessarily mean in business or anything, but just to be a successful person, you have to be superwoman.”

“I learned the hard way that not only do you not have to be superwoman, but it’s better not to be and not to try to be. What I would like to be is just a good person—someone who tries her best and puts her best foot forward.”

“My job is my family, and what I’m concerned about is whether or not they’re happy, whether everyone’s got their lives together, whether they need anything.”

“I’m very easygoing, actually. I think I’m very spirited, too. In everything I do, my children come first, and my husband. I just think it’s so important to maintain family stability through all of this.”

“I almost can’t believe I’m having this conversation. I grew up in Phoenix, went to Central High School, got my master’s degree in special education—never, ever thinking I’d be sitting here talking about possibly living in the White House. But then, this is America.”

“I’ve never been front and center. I do the things I enjoy and that are important to me. And I do them in the way I like to do them.”

“You hit a certain age—women do, at least in my opinion—where you’re going to say what you think and not hold back. For so many people, especially political wives, you have to be careful and remind yourself that you can’t say exactly what’s on your mind. I’m not saying that I’ve become rude, but I think the issues are important and it’s easier for me to stand up to somebody now and say, ‘No, you’re wrong on that.'”

“I looked to my husband for his guidance and his friendship and his funny little lines because they mean a great deal; they really do. He’s a great inspiration to me.”

“The secret to a happy marriage is patience and honesty. I really mean that. You have to be patient, you have to be open, and you also have to be available for criticism, too.”

“I was so accustomed to sharing life with John [McCain], there were days when I felt overwhelmed by his absence, and the habits and little problems of ordinary life seemed a challenge. You learn it’s okay to not be okay every day. You learn to live with a broken heart, and the bad days become fewer, and the time in between richer and more meaningful.”

“John didn’t want us to languish in our loss. He expected us to get on with life and with the purposes that invest our lives with meaning and value. One thing he taught me, among so many things, was the importance of getting back up, the importance of keep doing what you’ve been doing.”

“My husband’s the first one to say, ‘This is not the end of the world.’ We’re doing what we want to do—what we have chosen to do—and we know the risks involved. And if, by chance, this doesn’t go our way, we’ll go on with our lives. We have a wonderful family and a great existence and a wonderful life out here. There’s plenty to celebrate.”

“Remember the good times and remember the joy of not just being married and having a family, but the joy of life.”

“I just do the best I can.”

“Your life experiences make you. And hopefully you learn from them.”

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