Martha Washington Quotes. Fond of Truth… Mankind is a mystery. It’s true that there are bad people but also excellent men and women fighting for a better world every day.
Today, we are going to read some beautiful quotes of one of these great people: Martha Washington (1731 – 1802). Enjoy your day, Yareah Magazine friends! Art is Everywhere.
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
I live a very dull life here… indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
I am not apt to forget the feelings that have been inspired by ray former society with good acquaintances, nor to be insensible to their expressions of gratitude to the President of the United States; for you know me well enough, to do me the justice to believe, that I am only fond of what comes from the heart.
Though the General’s feelings and my own were perfectly in unison, with respect to our predilection for private life, yet I cannot blame him, for having acted according to his ideas of duty, in obeying the voice of his country. The consciousness of having attempted to do all the good in his power, and the pleasure of finding his fellow-citizens so well satisfied with the disinterestedness of his conduct, will doubtless be some compensation for the great sacrifices, which I know he has made.
It is owing to this kindness of our numerous friends, in all quarters, that my new and unwished-for situation is not indeed a burden to me.
** Martha Washington (Martha Dandridge Custis) was the wife of George Washington, the first president of US. And although the title was not coined until after her death, she is considered to be the ‘first’ First Lady of the United States. Great madam!