John Adams Quote
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
Argument in Defense of the British Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials (4 December 1770).
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
To the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, 11 October 1798
“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”
Paraphrased from a letter to Abigail Adams, 27 April 1777
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Adams
Born: October 30, 1735
Died: July 4, 1826 (aged 90)
Bio: John Adams was the second president of the United States, having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States. An American Founding Father, Adams was a statesman, diplomat, and a leading advocate of American independence from Great Britain.
Quote of the day
“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”