American Firstlady Quotes


195 American Firstlady quotes:



"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give."
"Two messengers covered with dust come to bid me fly, but I wait for him."
"It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business."
"Our private property must be sacrificed."
"When I shall again write to you, or where I shall be tomorrow, I cannot tell."
"And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take."
"At this late hour a wagon has been procured, and I have had it filled with plate and the most valuable portable articles, belonging to the house."
"Disaffection stalks around us."
"I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation."
"It is done... the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping."
"A woman is like a teabag - only in hot water do you realize how strong she is."
"If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women."
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"I have been very happy with my homes, but homes really are no more than the people who live in them."
"We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."
"I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic."
"I was a Scout years ago, before the movement started, when my father took me fishing, camping and hunting. Then I was sorry that more girls could not have what I had. When I learned of the movement, I thought, here is what I always wanted other girls to have."
"Great necessities call out great virtues."
"You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities."
"Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues."
"At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent."


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