Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Speech at Plymouth, Dec. 22, 1820. Vol. i. p. 44.1
Note 1. This oration will be read five hundred years hence with as much rapture as it was heard. It ought to be read at the end of every century, and indeed at the end of every year, forever and ever.John Adams: Letter to Webster, Dec. 23, 1821. [back]