A lesson from David McCullough
McCullough surely is a national treasure and I say that in the present tense because through his books he will live on for a long time. But it is this quote that struck me: “Public virtue cannot exist in a Nation without private Virtue, and public Virtue is the only Foundation of Republics.” — John Adams, 1776 Private virtue. When I think of all the great leaders I've known and worked for, every one of them was operating from a deeply personal sense of what is right and what is fair. I pray that more of those leaders will emerge, and quickly. We need them. Desperately.
Thank you Scott for mentioning David McCullough as we in MA were fortunate to have him reside in Hingham MA (coastal community south of Boston) and where he kept close to both both Presidents Adams and some of Abe Lincoln's family came from Hingham close to some of his roots too. He loved history and indeed it is about life and we need to learn more from it to not repeat the bad parts!
Thanks again for an article I really enjoyed and appreciated. I always look forward to timelesstimely.com
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