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400 Year Old Advice From Puritan John Winthrop I Might Tattoo To My Chest

 

 I recently read a great line written almost 400 years ago by John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. A time and place quite far away from the Houston, Texas where I’m writing this blog post this morning.

 In a letter to his sister after the death of her husband Winthrop write—

 “…let experience add more confidence still to your patience...”

That is great advice for many aspects of life. I think I might get it tatooed to my chest.

I read this line in Vernon Parrington’s The Colonial Mind 1620-1800. Please click here for my other post on this book so far.    

Please let me say it again—Let experience add more confidence still to your patience.

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August 21, 2007 Posted by | Books, Colonial America, History | 1 Comment