Thursday, July 28, 2011

John Adams on Patriotism

I ran into this while looking for information on the Browning 1903 Pocket Pistol, and decided to verify that the quote is accurate.  It is.  From Old Family Letters by John Adams:
Our obligations to our Country never cease but with our Lives.
Some things, unfortunately, never change.  In the same letter:
An Aristocracy of Wealth, without any Check but a Democracy of Licentiousness is our Curse.

3 comments:

45er said...

Talking about John Adams above the ad for Obama 2012 I saw below it made my head swim.

Rich Rostrom said...

I'm gonna noodge you again about this:

Why use "http://books.google.com/books?id=84oTAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA182&dq=%22Our+obligations+to+our+country+never+cease+but+with+our+lives.%22&hl=en&ei=J9gxTsDUAcbfiAK24426CA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22Our%20obligations%20to%20our%20country%20never%20cease%20but%20with%20our%20lives.%22&f=false" which is 322 characters, when "http://books.google.com/books?id=84oTAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA182" works just as well and is only 54 characters

Clayton said...

Cause I'm lazy!