114 Total Quotes

John Adams Quotes

John Adams
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
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#Action #inspirational

John Adams
While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
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#American President Quotes #Government

John Adams
The Bible contains the revelation of the will of God. It contains the history of the creation of the world, and of mankind.
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#Creation

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Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
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#American President Quotes #Constitution

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The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.
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#People #Revolutions And Revolutionaries

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Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart
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#Grief

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I am persuaded there is among the mass of our people a fund of wisdom, integrity, and humanity which will preserve their happiness in a tolerable measure
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#Ethics

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Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
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#Voting #Elections

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All the public business in Congress now connects itself with intrigues, and there is great danger that the whole government will degenerate into a struggle of cabals
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#Business

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Inequalities of mind and body are so established by God Almighty, in his constitution of human nature, that no art or policy can ever plane them down to a level
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#Art

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That the desires of the majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated by every page of the history of the whole world
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#Injustice

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I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.
John Adams
#American President Quotes

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The government of the United States is not in any sense founded upon the Christian religion
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#Government

John Adams
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order
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#Exercise

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When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
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#American President Quotes #Freedom

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Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
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#American President Quotes #Liberty

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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
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#Courage

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There is no such thing as human wisdom; all is the providence of God
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#God

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Jobs and job training will be critical next year. Retraining and education will be key in order for us to be able to keep the companies we have and be able to attract new businesses.
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#Education

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The preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country
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#Importance

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I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, natural history and naval architecture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, tapestry, and porcelain.
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#History

John Adams
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
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#Obstacles #Editor's Pick