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I find this quote from Adams quite fascinating. Here's why,

Adams read the satires of Juvenal. His tenth satire of the phrase "Bread and Circuses"

In a letter to his son Charles Adams on December 31, 1795. He wrote, "The People, are as I believe always grateful, when they are not deceived. But they are ignorant and credulous and easily imposed on. In times of Wealth and Prosperity they are easily altered and corrupted. Juvenal in his tenth Satire describes the Roman People, who in the days of the Republic granted the Consulships, and the Command of Armies, as reduced to such Indolence Effemincy and folly as to think only of Bread and the Games of the Circus."

Thus his quote says that,
1st gen = study of government
2nd gen = study of mathematics, philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture
3rd gen = study of painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, porcelain

But what happens after the 3rd gen?
The answer is Bread and Circuses.

Government welfare and endless distractions (entertainment)
Thus, the 4th generation will be fixated on Bread and Circuses.

They will study subjects that deviate from freedom.

Considering that the time difference between these two quotes is 15 years. I think of two possible scenarios (though there can be more to explain this discrepancy), and I think those are:

1) He is stating an observation, how the study of important matters wanes as time pass < somewhat unlikely as his quote is "I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."

or

2) That he didn't read Juvenal until after 1780. < I think this is more likely 

Anonymous

Printing more fiat doesn't create value. Cultivating the Earth's resources does.

Anonymous

Thomas Jefferson's definition of a "stimulus check" and "general welfare" right here.
It is a giant scam upon future generations.

Anonymous

Understanding context is important for quotes. Napoleon is referencing to the fiat failure of the French Assignat during the French Revolution.

Prior to the French Assignat, there was also the John Law and his Mississippi bubble.

Anonymous

The source of this quote is wrong.

It's in Andrew Jackson's Sixth Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1834

anonymous

This man should get a beating!

anonymous

Amen to this quote!

anonymous

NOT A QUOTE - who said that?

anonymous

There's an easy fix for that; single payer health care.

anonymous

It's Adam Smith, a Scottish philosopher and economist and a pebbles throw from a Calvinist economist. You wouldn't expect anything else.

anonymous

"Change alone is unchanging."

Heraclitus would never have made it as a Christian.

anonymous

Ahhh, the beauties of censorship.

anonymous

J Carlton: being gay is NOT a perversion as you imply. Too bad your parents did such a poor job of raising you.

anonymous

There's USE and there's ABUSE and we should only be concerned with ABUSE and abuse should only ever be addressed in the context of a disease.

Any other stance with respect to drugs ends up being a money-making proposition for one or another parties - usually the government and to some extent the underground sphere of producers/distributors.

Are we hypocritical much?

anonymous

That's not a quote. It's a novella. A bad novella.

anonymous

The interstate highway system is a socialist undertaking and most everyone is really happy to use it. No capitalist organization or design or funding went into building it.

Hypocrisy much?

anonymous

". . . Suppression is always foolish."

Never say 'never' and never say 'always'.

anonymous

I don't like Gary Neville.

anonymous

Everyone thinks they're above average. It just can't be so.

anonymous

Wow. Now I see where this is going. VERY clever - IF ... there were any connection. Never mind, the piggies love it.

anonymous

Wow. Sounds like Florida all over again.

anonymous

That's not a quote. It's a novel.

anonymous

A half-thought from a half-sane dreamer.

anonymous

The uneducated masses speak - still.

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