Wednesday December 29th 2010

Thought for the Day

“As much as I converse with sages and heroes,
they have very little of my love and admiration.
I long for rural and domestic scene,
for the warbling of birds
and the prattling of my children.”

~ John Adams

*John Adams

John AdamsBorn: October 30, 1735 Braintree (now Quincy), Province of Massachusetts Bay
Died: July 4, 1826 (aged 90) Quincy, Massachusetts.

An American statesman, diplomat and political theorist. A leading champion of independence in 1776, he was the second President of the United States (1797–1801). A New England Yankee, he was deeply read and represented Enlightenment values promoting republicanism. A conservative Federalist, he was one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States.

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