A Cheerful Disposition →

Martha Washington ·

I am still determined to be cheerful and to be happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learnt from experianence that the greater part of our happiness or misary 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.

Letter from Martha Washington to Mercy Otis Warren, December 26, 1789.