In 1770, respected Boston attorney, John Adams agreed to represent the British soldiers accused of murdering Boston civilians on March 5, in a tragic incident that came to be known as "The Boston Massacre". Despite the risk of permanently damaging his reputation, Adams agreed to defend the soldiers. His brilliant closing argument at the trial contained a universal truth : "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; nor is the law less stable than the fact..."
Adams statement, like all wisdom, has relevancy to present times.
Adams example of standing up for justice and truth to risk universal scorn, is to be admired and followed.
Though his struggles with mental illness made him initially reject a lucrative job with DuPont, chemist Wallace Carothers accepted the offer in the late 1920s and enjoyed much success there. Perhaps his greatest achievement was the invention of nylon, which rapidly gained widespread use in an array of products. First used to make toothbrush bristles, nylon w […]
Definition: (noun) A fortification consisting of an embankment, often with a parapet built on top. Synonyms: bulwark, wall. Usage: They stormed the ramparts of the city with ladders and catapults. Discuss