Martha Washington quotes are few and they mostly talk about learning to be content regardless of your situation. Just from reading her quotes one can see that she had serious reservations about the situation in which she found herself. It was apparent that some of the First Ladies during the early years of American politics didn’t enjoy their lives that much. Dolly Madison was another First Lady that endured a terrible experience.
Martha Washington was the wife of George Washington who was the 1st President of the United States of America. She was often referred to as “Lady Washington” and served as the inaugural First Lady of the United States despite the title not existing in her day. Below are a number of her quotes.
“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances."
“I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."
“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."
“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go."
“I live a very dull life here... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else."
“He didn't get all those injuries from a fall."
“Steady as a clock, busy as a bee and cheerful as a cricket."
“I am fond of only what comes from the heart.”
“We carry the seed of happiness with us wherever we go."
“I very linearly[sic] wish you would exert yourself so as to keep all youe matters in order your self without depending on others as that is the only way to be happy to have all your business in your own hands."
“Keep your business affairs in your own hands, its the only way to be happy."
Martha Washington quotes are definitely from a time that she wasn’t fond of in the least. She like Nancy Reagan outlived their husbands and sat by their bedside as they gave their last breath. I hope that her quotes will still prove an inspiration to those who may be facing a tough time.