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21 Famous Quotes by John Adams
10/30/1735 - 7/4/1826
Also Known As:  
Bonny Johnny     The Duke of Braintree     The Colossus of Independence
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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

Majority Quotes, by John Adams

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Fear is the foundation of most governments.

Government Quotes, by John Adams , Source: Thoughts on Government

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Consenting to slavery is a sacrilegious breach of trust, as offensive in the sight of God as it is derogatory from our own honor or interest of happiness

Slavery Quotes, by John Adams

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Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either [aristocracy or monarchy]. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.

Democracy Quotes, by John Adams

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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

Minority Quotes, by John Adams

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Courage and perseverance have a magic talisman, before which difficulties and obstacles vanish into air.

Difficulties Quotes, by John Adams

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I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

Liberty Quotes, by John Adams

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Thomas Jefferson still survives.

Famous last words Quotes, by John Adams

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Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens understanding and softens the heart. -John Adams.

Heart-quotes Quotes, by John Adams

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Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.

Liberty Quotes, by John Adams

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I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

War Quotes, by John Adams

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by John Adams

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by John Adams

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by John Adams

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The Pythagorean, as well as the Platonic philosophers, probably concurred in the fabrication of the Christian Trinity

Miscellaneous Quotes, by John Adams

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Where annual elections end, there slavery begins

Miscellaneous Quotes, by John Adams

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by John Adams

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The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people's hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice

Miscellaneous Quotes, by John Adams

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by John Adams

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by John Adams

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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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by John Adams

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