quotes tagged with 'leisuree'

These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruits of experience and not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities, which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the Hero and that statesman.
Author: Abagail Adams, Source: Letter to her husband, John Quincy (during the trying infant years of our nation)Saved by mlsscaress in virtue character mind wisdom heart difficulties leisuree 13 years ago[edit] [permalink]

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