“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” ― John Adams
And John Adams took amazing ‘Pains’ to help found this country. A brilliant, dedicated man, Adams sacrificed unbelievably as did his wife, Abigail, for whom I have the greatest admiration.
If you haven’t seen it, or even if you have, please watch the HBO Adams miniseries. I now own the DVD set and have it in video at Amazon.
“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.”
― John Adams
“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”
― John Adams, The Works Of John Adams, Second President Of The United States
“A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
― John Adams, Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife
“…I say, that Power must never be trusted without a check.”
― John Adams, The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams
“To believe all men honest is folly. To believe none is something worse.”
― John Adams
“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.” John Adams
John Adams is a great inspiration to me, as are many of our Founding Fathers and Mothers.
I humbly add that I wrote The Traitor’s Legacy Series, three historical romance adventure/mystery novels set during the American Revolution in North Carolina. If you like the paranormal, there’s a touch of the ghostly. I researched the heck out of the colonial and revolutionary time period for these books. The first in this series is Enemy of the King. For more on these and my other works visit my Amazon Author Page and look around this blog.