Mary Todd Lincoln quotes share vivid moments in her life that caused her much grief and pain. It was clear that many First Ladies have had a rough life in the early years of American politics. Women like Martha Washington and Dolly Madison faced many challenges in their day including war. Life for Mary was no different as she faced war in her time.
Mary Ann Todd Licncoln was the wife of the 16th American President Abraham Lincoln. She stopped using the name Ann after her sister was born and given that name was given to her. She also eventually stooped using her last name when she was married, however it seem the name still stuck as she is remembered by both names. Below are a number of her quotes.
“...do not allow the baby to walk too soon or she will become bowlegged."
“In grief, words are poor consolation - silence & agonizing tears are all that is left the sufferer."
“So you are on guard to-night -- on guard in the White House after helping to murder the President."
“When I can bring myself to realize that he has indeed passed away, my question to myself is, ‘can life be endured?"
“I have no hope of the re-election of Mr. Lincoln. The canvass is a heated one, the people begin to murmur at the war, and every vile charge is brought against my husband."
“He is a butcher and is not fit to be at the head of an army. Yes, he generally manages to claim a victory, but such a victory! He loses two men to the enemy's one. He has no management, no regard for life."
“I think the doctors would especially like to keep one in bed. The love of money, is the root of all evil."
“What day is so dark that there is no ray of sunshine to penetrate the gloom.”
“...my evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season..."
“My husband, did the great work of the war, but Grant, had all the pecuniary compensation."
“Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated. Our wrongs will be made right, and we will once more taste the blessings of freedom, of which the degraded rebels would deprive us."
Mary Todd Lincoln quotes are filled with many remarks about the stresses of life being the wife of a President in her day. She wrote many things that have been compiled to share with the world. It is clear all quotes won’t inspire or motivate but they will surely make one wiser. I hope these quotes are a great benefit to all who read them.