"The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to determine whether a republican government is practicable, in a nation or not. The Jews, the Greeks, the Romans, the Swiss, the Dutch, all lost their public spirit, their republican principles and habits, and their republican forms of government, when they lost the modesty and domestic virtues of their women."
Ladies, there is MUCH we can do to keep this blessed freedoms alive. Are we doing it?
I have thought on this John Adams quote all day. Thank you so much for sharing it. It may end up on my sidebar or some such place...you never can tell.ReplyDelete
Happy 4th. :)
Love that quote! I'll have to keep that one for another post too. I've been thinking about it so much and see so many valiant people succumbing to the styles of the day.ReplyDelete
do you have a full reference for this quote? I would love to find the article or discourse it was written in and read it in context. Thanks for all your wonderful posts!ReplyDelete