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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.

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