"Love sweetens Life, and Life sometimes destroys Love. Beauty is desirable and Deformity detestable; Therefore Beauty is not Deformity nor Deformity, Beauty. Hope springs eternal in the humans breast, I hope to be happier next fall thank I am at present, and this Hope makes me happier now than I should be without it."
-John Adams 1763
"I look back to the early days of our acquaintance; and Friendship, as to the days of Love and Innoncence; and with an indescribable pleasure I have seen near a score of years roll over our Heads, with an affection heighten and improved by time - nor have the dreary years of absence in the smallest degree effaced from my mind the Image of the dear untitled man to whom I gave my Heart."
-Abigail Adams, 1782