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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0007-0018

Author: CFA
DateRange: 1827-07-31 - 1828-10-15


31st July 1827
15 October 1828.
Among your principles I wish you may govern your conduct upon that of resort to reading, as the pleasure, to speaking as the relaxation, and to writing as the labour of life.
J. Q. Adams
ουδε η αρετη και κακια εν πεσει, αλλα ενεργεια.
Neither virtue nor vice consist in passive sentiment, but in action.
Mar. Aur. Antoninus.
1. Titlepage of D/CFA/6, from which the following entries through 16 October 1828 derive. See the descriptive listing of CFA’s MS diaries in the Introduction.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.