Inspirational Quotes from Dana Perino

I get a choice every time I have to open my mouth: that it can be with civility and dignity and grace – or not.

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Sarcasm is like cheap wine – it leaves a terrible aftertaste.

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A lot of people think that public speaking means that you are standing at a podium giving a speech, but public speaking comes in lots of different formats.

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Millennials are the future of our country and of our political parties, and they shouldn’t be unfairly characterized or labeled. They deserve to be heard.

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Good governance, safety, a chance to grow economically and professionally – those are important things.

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Civility is a choice.

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It’s one of my favorite seasons of the year: Back to School. As a kid, I loved fresh school supplies, new outfits, the change of seasons, and the chance to crack open a new textbook.

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Never refuse a breath mint – you don’t know why it’s being offered.

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I have a fascination with Flight 93. My emotions are mixed: awe, gratitude, fear, heartache, pride – even, in some ways, guilt.

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One time, on Marine One, the president asked me my opinion. I had a flashback to being at the kitchen table with my dad. That dominant male figure set me up for being confident to express myself with precision and persuasion.

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Trump’s campaign slogan resonates strongly with a large population of Americans. ‘Make America Great Again’ portrays a nostalgia for what America once was, and a longing desire to return to that time. Millennials unfortunately don’t know first-hand that time which Trump is talking about.

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The life my grandparents had was thoroughly American. They built a small ranch into a huge operation and fulfilled my great-grandparents’ dreams. Theirs was… a simpler time of contentment and patriotism.

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Millennials are a very interesting generation for a lot of reasons. They’re absolutely adorable, but they have some significant challenges. Their lives and their careers are delayed by about 10 years, partly because of the recession, also because of technology and also because of the way that they approach things.

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There is freedom in forgiveness, and it’s not that hard to do once you get into the habit.

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Inauguration Day is like two ships passing in the night: the new staff moving in while the other walks out, taking one final look at the White House lawn as they leave with their cardboard box of possessions.

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Blaming alleged victims is not okay, no matter whose side starts it.

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I love road trips. If you haven’t been on one in a while, it’s time to put a trip on your calendar. Driving can help clear the cobwebs of your mind, and you can learn a lot about your fellow Americans while you’re at it.

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The Flight 93 Memorial isn’t that easy to get to. It isn’t like the memorials in New York City or Washington, D.C., where you may go on a business trip or family vacation. No, in order to get to Shanksville, PA, you fly to Pittsburgh, make your way through the traffic and onto the highway that takes you through the beautiful wooded countryside.

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I loved the Sunday funnies, and then, as I got a little bit older, I think my dad recognized that it was important for children, and especially girls, to have that time with their dad so that they could help develop their confidence and their critical thinking skills.

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My great-grandmother lived to be 100 years old, so I got to know her. She always sent us birthday cards that had $2 bills inside – we kept them for good luck.

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You can tell a lot about a person just by watching their facial expressions. But there are times when it’s best to hide your feelings, especially at work.

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One of the best ways to deal with the peer pressure of the ‘Fear of Missing Out’ is to opt-out whenever possible.

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Reality TV is easier to digest if it comes in small amounts.

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I think a lot of women, especially ones that want to achieve career goals, tend to worry. I don’t want anyone to worry their life away – time goes by so fast, and worry is really wasted time and energy.

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I don’t know if people are born with a worldview or if their thinking is a product of their environment.

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I understood early on that the freedom of America is what made our way of life possible and that we should help other people live in freedom, too.

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I respect all women who came before me to blaze trails into the workplace for us.

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I loved the writing process. I loved it.

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Everyone learns from their experiences.

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My dad was a voracious news consumer. I remember just sitting with my family all the time. I would sit on his lap and read the paper with him. He would read it to me.

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At some point, you’re going to have to be willing to take a punch for your team. If your employees or your teammates will see that you’re willing to do that, they are more likely to be loyal to you, and your team is more likely to function better.

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I never thought I would write a memoir at age 40… but I did have this unique place in history.

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Young people really want you to give them a road map, and they will follow it to a tee. If you tell them, ‘These are the eight steps you have to take to be successful,’ they will do all eight very earnestly.

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Once you break someone of the habit of up-talking, they can start to see immediate improvement in their careers.

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I’m a worrier by nature.

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Commanders-in-chief make really tough decisions.

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Being a conservative has given me clarity; it’s given me freedom – my mind is free; therefore, my heart is lighter. And that’s a gift from God that I believe we have an obligation to share with others.

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Conservatives are charitable, forgiving, and are always – always – more willing to laugh at themselves.

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Conservatism by its very nature is compassionate.

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I was raised to believe that America was a force for good in the world and that it should take its leadership role seriously.

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My dad got me hooked on the news. That was a good thing.

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My dad met my mom at Casper College in the orientation line. He studied business and eventually transferred to the University of Wyoming at Laramie.

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As a press secretary and on ‘The Five,’ I’ve learned that I have a choice in how I answer a question. There’s combative or productive – I get to take my pick.

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There’s no job that will humble you like the White House press secretary job.

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I have been a Republican, and I’ve worked in Republican circles for so long, and I know that there are really smart, good policy ideas that are grounded in conservative ideology that could be persuasive for women, especially in an election where no one was really excited about either candidate.

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President Obama was never going repeal Obamacare – he was not going to be brought to his knees with the threat of a government shutdown.

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The two candidates have very different visions of America. Donald Trump’s is very dark: Things are not going well. There are dark days ahead unless you make a change, and he’s the one to fix it.

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There are times, especially on ‘The Five,’ where I’ve lost control for a moment. I always feel bad about it, but those always seem to be the times that people realize, if I’m mad about something, it must really matter.

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In Benin, there’s a thing that family members wear the same pattern of traditional African clothing.

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I am particularly interested in helping to heal women who have a fistula after their pregnancies.

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I’ve traveled to many countries in Africa, and to me, Benin felt the most hopeful.

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Humans can make friends easily if they are open to it and are interested in other people.

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