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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!

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Abigail Adams (1744 – 1818) wife of President John Adams and mother of President John Quincy Adams. Abigail was not merely a great woman behind the great men; she actively brought attention to women's issues throughout her husbands political career, was an adviser to her husband, and a diarist who kept invaluable records during the beginning of the US as a nation.

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Obituary of John Adams, July 4, 1826 Jefferson and Adams died on the same day...Independence Day.

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I was amazed at how fascinating John Adams was and the book is so well written.

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John Quincy Adams - 6th President of U.S. - son of John Adams, (2nd President). He served as Secretary of State under James Monroe, and is regarded as one of the greatest diplomats in American history. He reportedly had the highest IQ of any American President. He died in 1848 at the age of 81.

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"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." ~ John Adams

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This quote by John Adams is something that the hero of Rebellious Heart, Ben Ross, must come to learn: Integrity is more important than success.

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