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Dolley Madison

  • I would rather fight with my hands than my tongue.

    • Dolley Madison,
    • in Dorothy P. Madison, ed., Memoirs and Letters of Dolly Madison ()
  • ... you may imagine me the very shadow of my husband.

    • Dolley Madison,
    • 1811, in Dorothy P. Madison, ed., Memoirs and Letters of Dolly Madison ()
  • It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.

    • Dolley Madison,
    • 1809, in Allen Culling Clark, Life and Letters of Dolly Madison ()

Dolley Madison, U.S. first lady

(1768 - 1849)

Full name: Dorothea Payne Todd Madison.