John Adams: Founding Father Quote




John Adams Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 1421 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1421 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1421 Upon the Stage of Life, we have each of us a part, a laborious and difficult Part, to Act, but we are all capable of acting our Parts, however difficult, to the best advantage. Upon common Theaters indeed the applause of the Audience is of more importance to the Actors than their own approbation. But upon the Stage of Life, while Conscience Clapps, let the World hiss! On the contrary if Conscience disapproves, the loudest applause of the World are of little Value. While our own minds commend, we may calmly despise all the Frowns, all the Censure, all the Malignity of men.

John Adams: to Charles Cushing, April 1, 1756
Web Source: http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/06-01-02-0006


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