February 10th, 2006 by Laura Moncur in Links
This comic from Sheldon is one of those rare comics that concentrates on quotations. Unfortunately, the quote from John Adams is a simplification.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
I actually like the Sheldon version of the quotation better. It’s much more succinct and tells the story in a much briefer form.
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