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Edith Roosevelt

  • ... while one can lose oneself in a book one can never be thoroughly unhappy.

    • Edith Roosevelt,
    • letter to Theodore Roosevelt (1886), in William O. Foss, First Ladies Quotations Book ()
  • I think imagination is one of the greatest blessings of life ...

    • Edith Roosevelt,
    • letter to Theodore Roosevelt (1886), in William O. Foss, First Ladies Quotations Book ()
  • [On refusing to allow photos to be published of herself and her children:] A lady's name should appear in print only three times, at her birth, marriage, and death.

    • Edith Roosevelt,
    • 1898, in William O. Foss, First Ladies Quotations Book ()

Edith Roosevelt, U.S. first lady

(1861 - 1948)

Full name: Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt.