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Martha Washington Quotes

Martha Washington
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Martha Dandridge
  • Born: 13th June 1731, Chestnut Grove, Virginia U.S.
  • Died: 22nd May 1802, Mount Vernon, Virginia U.S.
  • Resting place: Washington Family Tomb, Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
  • Occupation: Plantation owner and first lady of the U.S.
  • Nickname: Lady Washington

"We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go"

Martha Washington

"I little thought, when the war was finished, that any circumstances could possibly have happened, which would call the General into public life again"

Martha Washington

"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

"When I was much younger, I should probably have enjoyed the innocent gayeties of life, as much as most of my age"

Martha Washington

"I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life"

Martha Washington

"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances"

Martha Washington

"I cannot blame him, for having acted according to his ideas of duty, in obeying the voice of his country"

Martha Washington

"Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy"

Martha Washington

"Every body and every thing conspire to make me as contented as possible"

Martha Washington

"I am only fond of what comes from the heart"

Martha Washington
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Martha Washington Biography

Martha Washington will forever be known as the first lady of the first president of the United States and little did she know on that fateful day in 1758 when she fell in love with George Washington that this was the man who would write his own history and forge the mightiest nation the world has ever seen.

Martha married young to a well to do older gentleman called Daniel Parke Custis, he died when she was 27 leaving her a very wealthy woman of means. Martha had four children and sadly she outlived them all with only John Parke Custis reaching adulthood but he too succumbed to a virus and died age 27

Because of her standing in the community Martha was not short of extremely rich suitors but she only had eyes for George and they married on 6th January 1759.

Although she was reluctant for George to take the presidency she did her duty and hosted many affairs of state in the then capital New York and became known as Lady Washington in diplomatic and social circles.

Martha loathed Thomas Jefferson and 2 years after her husband Georges death she had to endure what she felt was a patronising visit from him as she felt he visited only for political reasons

Behind every great man there is a woman just as great and just as essential to all his worldly endeavours, Martha was that esteemed lady and her voice was well respected so her words took on great meaning. Speaking of words here is my compilation of 10 of the best Martha Washington quotes

Quotes About Martha Washington

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton her friend and confidante Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton spoke of her dities: "Mrs. Washington who, like myself, had a passionate love of home and domestic life, often complained of the "waste of time" she was compelled to endure"

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