22 Total Quotes

Abigail Adams Quotes

Abigail Adams
These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams
#Adversity

Abigail Adams
I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady #Intelligence

Abigail Adams
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady

Abigail Adams
We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady

Abigail Adams
If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady #Hero

Abigail Adams
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady #Husband

Abigail Adams
Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady

Abigail Adams
A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world
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#Rest

Abigail Adams
Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
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#American Firstlady

Abigail Adams
Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since
Abigail Adams
#Knowledge

Abigail Adams
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady #Experience

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I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, ``Give, give.''
Abigail Adams
#Man

Abigail Adams
I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life ... Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
Abigail Adams
#Action

Abigail Adams
A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world.
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady

Abigail Adams
I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady

Abigail Adams
Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady

Abigail Adams
I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady

Abigail Adams
If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
Abigail Adams
#American Firstlady