This book is a compilation of quotes taken from letters, diary entries, and other writings of John Adams.
Adams’s contributions to the Revolutionary efforts and the formation of a sound government were invaluable. He read, pondered, wrote, and shared his understanding prolifically. This book offers a small taste of John Adams’s intellect and character. It is well worth reading.
The quotes are organized into the following topics:
Science and Technology
Books and Libraries
Religion and Religious Freedom
Friends and Family
Retirement and Correspondence with Thomas Jefferson
I highly recommend this book as a primer on Adams’s political philosophy or for a resource. Most of the quotes would add clarity and flare to a paper or a speech. Finally, the format is convenient for introducing these principles to younger individuals in accessible amounts.