11 November 2008

Quote For The Day




These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or in the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues.

Abigail Adams

4 comments:

Linda said...

I wonder what Abigail would have to say about our nation today? What a wise woman she was - definitely ahead of her times and John would have been lost without her!

Border Explorer said...

So relevant. Thanks for reprinting her words.

maryt/theteach said...

And Barack Obama will rise to the occasion just as her husband did, Jamie! :)

Travis said...

The other thing that comes to mind is the saying, May you live in interesting times.