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John  Adams Quotes: "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."

There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.




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: "Always stand on principle even if you stand alone."

Always stand on principle even if you stand alone.



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

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




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: "One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress."

One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress.



John  Adams Quotes: "The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing."

The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.




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: "Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom."

Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.



John  Adams Quotes: "My God! This is a revolution! We have to offend someone!"

My God! This is a revolution! We have to offend someone!



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: "Power must never be trusted without a check."

Power must never be trusted without a check.




John  Adams Quotes: "Ideology is the science of idiots."

Ideology is the science of idiots.



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

A government of laws, and not of men.



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

In politics the middle way is none at all.



John  Adams Quotes: "The government of the United States of America has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims."

The government of the United States of America has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims.



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: "If worthless men are sometimes at the head of affairs, it is, I believe, because worthless men are at the tail and the middle"

If worthless men are sometimes at the head of affairs, it is, I believe, because worthless men are at the tail and the middle



John  Adams Quotes: "To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do."

To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.



John  Adams Quotes: "Mankind will in time discover that unbridled majorities are as tyrannical and cruel as unlimited despots."

Mankind will in time discover that unbridled majorities are as tyrannical and cruel as unlimited despots.



John  Adams Quotes: "July 4th ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion."

July 4th ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion.



John  Adams Quotes: "He is too illiterate, unread, unlearned for his station and reputation."

He is too illiterate, unread, unlearned for his station and reputation.



John  Adams Quotes: "When economic power became concentrated in a few hands, then political power flowed to those possessors and away from the citizens, ultimately resulting in an oligarchy or tyranny."

When economic power became concentrated in a few hands, then political power flowed to those possessors and away from the citizens, ultimately resulting in an oligarchy or tyranny.



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: "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: "As the happiness of the people is the sole end of government, so the consent of the people is the only foundation of it."

As the happiness of the people is the sole end of government, so the consent of the people is the only foundation of it.



John  Adams Quotes: "Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.



John  Adams Quotes: "The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know...Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly [with your God]. This is enough."

The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know...Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly [with your God]. This is enough.



John  Adams Quotes: "We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!"

We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!



John  Adams Quotes: "The only thing most people do better than anyone else is read their own handwriting."

The only thing most people do better than anyone else is read their own handwriting.



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: "Every problem is an opportunity in disguise."

Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.



John  Adams Quotes: "Those who trade liberty for security have neither."

Those who trade liberty for security have neither.



John  Adams Quotes: "Mystery is made a convenient Cover for absurdity."

Mystery is made a convenient Cover for absurdity.



John  Adams Quotes: "The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence."

The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.



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: "Property monopolized or in the possession of a few is a curse to mankind."

Property monopolized or in the possession of a few is a curse to mankind.



John  Adams Quotes: "It will be celebrated... with pomp and parade... bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other."

It will be celebrated... with pomp and parade... bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.



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: "Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion."

Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion.



John  Adams Quotes: "The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea."

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.



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: "Fear is the foundation of most governments."

Fear is the foundation of most governments.



John  Adams Quotes: "Government is nothing more than the combined force of society, or the united power of the multitude, for the peace, order, safety, good and happiness of the people."

Government is nothing more than the combined force of society, or the united power of the multitude, for the peace, order, safety, good and happiness of the people.



John  Adams Quotes: "But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?"

But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?



John  Adams Quotes: "Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense."

Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense.



John  Adams Quotes: "People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity."

People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity.



John  Adams Quotes: "There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you have a coupon for a free lunch...or someone gives you a lunch...never mind."

There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you have a coupon for a free lunch...or someone gives you a lunch...never mind.



John  Adams Quotes: "Banks have done more injury to the religion, morality, tranquility, prosperity, and even wealth of the nation than they can have done or ever will do good."

Banks have done more injury to the religion, morality, tranquility, prosperity, and even wealth of the nation than they can have done or ever will do good.