Love this quote by John Adams. While this quote is not in Rebellious Heart, the book does contain quotes from both John and Abigail Adams!
John Adams ... should be mandatory viewing for all American children
Collection of letters between John Adams and Abigal. Very interesting
I was amazed at how fascinating John Adams was and the book is so well written.
Learned and thoughtful, John Adams was more remarkable as a political philosopher than as a politician. "People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity," he said, doubtless thinking of his own as well as the American experience.