The Quotable John Adams Author:Randy Howe “Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.” — “There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.” — “[As president] I refused to suffer in silence. I sighed, sobbed, and groaned, and sometimes screeched and screamed. And I must confess to my shame and sorrow that I sometimes... more » swore.”
Statesman, philosopher, devoted family man, and notable wit, John Adams achieved fame first as an architect of the American Revolution and later as America’s second president. Known for his brutal honesty and devotion to justice, Adams was also a prolific writer and public speaker, and his words on patriotism, democracy, war, religion, his fellow man, and civic duty reflect the gentle musings and razor-sharp opinions of an accomplished thinker and profoundly compassionate human being.
The Quotable John Adams is a rich compilation of more than five hundred quotes certain to give Adams buffs a greater understanding of this remarkable founding father. Also included in this volume are insights offered by his wife Abigail, children, contemporaries, and historians, as well as interesting Adams facts and trivia. This is the quintessential book for anyone fascinated by this truly great man. « less