John Adams: Tough Founding Father

I said before that John Adams was the uncool founding father that made you cut your hair short and come home before curfew, so it's only fitting that he was so demanding of his son, the future President- John Quincy Adams.

"You come into life with advantages that will disgrace you if your success is mediocre." "And if you do not rise to the head not only of your Profession, but of your country, it will be owing to your own laziness, slovenliness and obstinacy." John Adams in a letter to his son, John Quincy Adams.

Talk about harsh!


  1. You think Bush Sr. said that to W?

  2. I think he knew he was 'special' from a young age.