John Adams

A quote from John Adams

My venerable Colleague, enjoys a Priviledge here, that is much to be envyd. Being seventy Years of Age, the Ladies not only allow him to embrace them as often as he pleases, but they are perpetually embracing him. I told him Yesterday, I would, write this to America.

— His 'venerable Colleague' of course is Benjamin Franklin; letter to Abigail [April 25th, 1778]

Want more quotes like this? Get our free mobile app for daily quotes.

Get App for iOS