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Quote from John Adams,

In 1780, the tide had turned in the American Revolution, and the Founders
began to sense the freedom that was within sight. John Adams wrote these
words to his wife that spring. He said,

"The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain."


John Adams (more quotes by John Adams or books by/about John Adams)

(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President


in a letter to Abigail Adams, 1780

Courtesy of:

Senator McClintock


America, Duty, Power, Responsibility, Science, Spirituality, Art, Children


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