Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Mary Todd Lincoln
(1818-1882) born on
Dec 13
US first lady. She suffered mental instability after her husband's death.

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F
"Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!"

R
"[O]thers live on in a careless and lukewarm state -- not appearing to fill Longfellow's measure: "Into each life, some rain must fall.""
A
"I am convinced, the longer I live, that life & its blessings are not so entirely unjustly distributed [as] when we are suffering greatly, we are inclined to suppose."
N
My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season.
K
"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."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Letter, 21 Aug 1869; in "The Mary Lincoln Letters," 1956."
R: "Letter to Mrs. Slataper, 29 Sep 1868; in "The Mary Lincoln Letters," by Justin G. Turner, 1956."
A: "Letter to Mrs. Slataper, 29 Sep 1868; in "The Mary Lincoln Letters," by Justin G. Turner, 1956."
N: "Letter, Jun 1841; in "Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters," 1972."
K: "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."


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