John Adams

A quote from John Adams

I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.

— Regarding the White House in a letter to Abigail Adams. This is inscribed on the mantlepiece of the State Dining Room per Franklin D. Roosevelt's request. [November 2nd, 1800]


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