The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families…




The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families…

The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families… --John Adams

The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families… How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?

John Adams

Year: 1778
Context: Diary
Tags: Diary, children, families, fathers, foundation, infancy, infidelity, morality, mothers, obligations, religion, sacred, sense



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