Martha Washington

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The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (2 June 1731 - 22 May 1802) was the wife of George Washington.

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  • I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
  • I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
  • I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else, there is certain bounds set for me which I must not depart from...

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