Generational Promise

Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

-John Adams, US President

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One thought on “Generational Promise

  1. “I am a warrior, that my son may be a merchant-and his son may be a poet.” From The Fiery Cross by Diane Gabaldon

    I find it so cool to think that in order for a family to aspire to artistic endeavours, there have to be warriors in their lineage!

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