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By the power of filial reverence and parental affection, individual existence is extended beyond the limits of individual life, and the happiness of every age is chained in mutual dependence upon that of every other.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
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By the power of filial reverence and parental affection, individual existence is extended beyond the limits of individual life, and the happiness of every age is chained in mutual dependence upon that of every other.
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
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Daemon wrote:
By the power of filial reverence and parental affection, individual existence is extended beyond the limits of individual life, and the happiness of every age is chained in mutual dependence upon that of every other.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)


Yeah. Mutual dependence is not as bad as it might seem at first sight...
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Bully_rus wrote:
Daemon wrote:
By the power of filial reverence and parental affection, individual existence is extended beyond the limits of individual life, and the happiness of every age is chained in mutual dependence upon that of every other.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)


Yeah. Mutual dependence is not as bad as it might seem at first sight...


Absolutely! Wisdom comes from experience, and the experience of our ancestors and the wisdom they learned can aid us greatly in advancing the successes of our own lives. That is why we should never abandon our study of history and learn ever more from it.


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
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Context from : Orations

Oration in Commemoration of the Landing of the Pilgrims.
by John Quincy Adams

At Plymouth, December 22, 1802

Among the sentiments of most powerful operation upon the human heart, and most highly honorable to the human character, are those of veneration for our forefathers, and of love for our posterity. They form the connecting links between the selfish and the social passions. By the fundamental principle of Christianity, the happiness of the individual is interwoven, by innumerable and imperceptible ties, with that of his contemporaries. By the power of filial reverence and parental affection, individual existence is extended beyond the limits of individual life, and the happiness of every age is chained in mutual dependence upon that of every other. Respect for his ancestors excites, in the breast of man, interest in their history, attachment to their characters, concern for their errors, involuntary pride in their virtues. Love for his posterity spurs him to exertion for their support, stimulates him to virtue for their example, and fills him with the tenderest solicitude for their welfare. Man, therefore, was not made for himself alone. No, he was made for his country, by the obligations of the social compact; he was made for his species, by the Christian duties of universal charity; he was made for all ages past, by the sentiment of reverence for his forefathers; and he was made for all future times, by the impulse of affection for his progeny. Under the influence of these principles,

"Existence sees him spurn her bounded reign."

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