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John  Adams Quotes: "Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it."

Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.




John  Adams Quotes: "Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives. - John Adams"

Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives. - John Adams



John  Adams Quotes: "Swim or sink live or die survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination."

Swim or sink live or die survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination.



John  Adams Quotes: "The reason is, because it’s of more importance to community, that innocence should be protected, than it is, that guilt should be punished."

The reason is, because it’s of more importance to community, that innocence should be protected, than it is, that guilt should be punished.




John  Adams Quotes: "My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived."

My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.



John  Adams Quotes: "You've got to marinate your head, in that time and culture.You've got to become them."(Speaking about researching, and reading, and immersing yourself in History)"

You've got to marinate your head, in that time and culture.You've got to become them."(Speaking about researching, and reading, and immersing yourself in History)



John  Adams Quotes: "Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws."

Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.




John  Adams Quotes: "When a friend of Abigail and John Adams was killed at Bunker Hill, Abigail's response was to write a letter to her husband and include these words, "My bursting heart must find vent at my pen."

When a friend of Abigail and John Adams was killed at Bunker Hill, Abigail's response was to write a letter to her husband and include these words, "My bursting heart must find vent at my pen.



John  Adams Quotes: "Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell."

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.



John  Adams Quotes: "A government of laws, and not of men."

A government of laws, and not of men.



John  Adams Quotes: "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."

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



John  Adams Quotes: "Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people."

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.




John  Adams Quotes: "Had I been chosen president again I am certain I could not have lived another year."

Had I been chosen president again I am certain I could not have lived another year.



John  Adams Quotes: "The four most miserable years of my life . . ."

The four most miserable years of my life . . .



John  Adams Quotes: "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.



John  Adams Quotes: "Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases."

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.



John  Adams Quotes: "In esse I am nothing in posse I am everything."

In esse I am nothing in posse I am everything.



John  Adams Quotes: "player: Can I reach it with a five iron? caddie: Eventually."

player: Can I reach it with a five iron? caddie: Eventually.



John  Adams Quotes: "Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society."

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.



John  Adams Quotes: "A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.



John  Adams Quotes: "Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war."

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.



John  Adams Quotes: "Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write."

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.



John  Adams Quotes: "The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries."

The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.



John  Adams Quotes: "I read my eyes out and can't read half enough...the more one reads the more one sees we have to read."

I read my eyes out and can't read half enough...the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.



John  Adams Quotes: "Old minds are like old horses you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."

Old minds are like old horses you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.



John  Adams Quotes: "Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it."

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.



John  Adams Quotes: "Its never to late to get back on your feet though we wont live forever make sure you accomplish what you were put here for"

Its never to late to get back on your feet though we wont live forever make sure you accomplish what you were put here for



John  Adams Quotes: "I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman."

I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.



John  Adams Quotes: "Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power."

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.



John  Adams Quotes: "Every man in it is a great man an orator a critic a statesman and therefore every man upon every question must show his oratory his criticism and his political abilities."

Every man in it is a great man an orator a critic a statesman and therefore every man upon every question must show his oratory his criticism and his political abilities.



John  Adams Quotes: "In politics the middle way is none at all."

In politics the middle way is none at all.



John  Adams Quotes: "Morality only is eternal. All the rest is balloon and bubble from the cradle to the grave."

Morality only is eternal. All the rest is balloon and bubble from the cradle to the grave.



John  Adams Quotes: "I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading."

I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading.



John  Adams Quotes: "The source of our suffering has been our timidity. We have been afraid to think....Let us dare to read, think, speak, write."

The source of our suffering has been our timidity. We have been afraid to think....Let us dare to read, think, speak, write.



John  Adams Quotes: "Remove yourself, sir!"

Remove yourself, sir!



John  Adams Quotes: "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."

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.



John  Adams Quotes: "The happiness of society is the end of government."

The happiness of society is the end of government.



John  Adams Quotes: "A government of laws, and not of men"

A government of laws, and not of men



John  Adams Quotes: "Negro Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude and I am utterly averse to the admission of Slavery into the Missouri Territories."

Negro Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude and I am utterly averse to the admission of Slavery into the Missouri Territories.



John  Adams Quotes: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

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



John  Adams Quotes: "The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it."

The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.



John  Adams Quotes: "Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak."

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.



John  Adams Quotes: "Fear is the foundation of most governments."

Fear is the foundation of most governments.



John  Adams Quotes: "There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.



John  Adams Quotes: "The true source of our sufferings has been our timidity."

The true source of our sufferings has been our timidity.



John  Adams Quotes: "Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write ."

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write .



John  Adams Quotes: "He wrote as a young man that God's noblest gift was the gift of an inquiring mind."

He wrote as a young man that God's noblest gift was the gift of an inquiring mind.



John  Adams Quotes: "Knowledge in the head and virtue in the heart, time devoted to study or business, instead of show and pleasure, are the way to be useful and consequently happy."

Knowledge in the head and virtue in the heart, time devoted to study or business, instead of show and pleasure, are the way to be useful and consequently happy.



John  Adams Quotes: "Politeness, delicacy [and] decency ... are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice."

Politeness, delicacy [and] decency ... are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice.