Chattering Mind

“All sober inquirers after truth, ancient and modern, pagan and Christian, have declared that the happiness of man, as well as his dignity, consists in virtue. Confucius, Zoroaster, Socrates, Mahomet, not to mention authorities really sacred, have agreed in this.”

John Adams, “Thoughts on Government,” 1776. Jesus is probably among the “really sacred” he doesn’t name, but it is interesting he cast his net as wide as he did.

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