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John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."

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




John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Try and fail,but don't fail to try."

Try and fail,but don't fail to try.




John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Whoever tells the best story wins."

Whoever tells the best story wins.




John Quincy Adams Quotes: "I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement; battered by the winds and broken in on by the storms, and, from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair."

I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement; battered by the winds and broken in on by the storms, and, from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "America... goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all."

America... goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The Sermon on the Mount commands me to lay up for myself treasures, not upon earth, but in Heaven. My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ."

The Sermon on the Mount commands me to lay up for myself treasures, not upon earth, but in Heaven. My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ.




John Quincy Adams Quotes: "I have to study politics and war so that my sons can study mathematics, commerce and agriculture, so their sons can study poetry, painting and music."

I have to study politics and war so that my sons can study mathematics, commerce and agriculture, so their sons can study poetry, painting and music.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet."

I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "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."

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.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy."

America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The freedom of the press should be inviolate."

The freedom of the press should be inviolate.




John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The art of making love, muffled up in furs, in the open air, with the thermometer at Zero, is a Yankee invention."

The art of making love, muffled up in furs, in the open air, with the thermometer at Zero, is a Yankee invention.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Duty is ours, results are God's."

Duty is ours, results are God's.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "[I believe in the] rebuilding of Judea as an independent nation."

[I believe in the] rebuilding of Judea as an independent nation.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Our Constitution rests on the good sense and the respect of the American people."

Our Constitution rests on the good sense and the respect of the American people.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse."

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "America is a friend of freedom everywhere, but a custodian only of our own."

America is a friend of freedom everywhere, but a custodian only of our own.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "I would much rather be found guilty of making a serious mistake in judgment, than to be accused of being even a little bit insincere."

I would much rather be found guilty of making a serious mistake in judgment, than to be accused of being even a little bit insincere.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Slavery is the great and foul stain upon the North American Union."

Slavery is the great and foul stain upon the North American Union.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "From the experience of the past we derive instructive lessons for the future."

From the experience of the past we derive instructive lessons for the future.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Civil liberty can be established on no foundation of human reason which will not at the same time demonstrate the right of religious freedom."

Civil liberty can be established on no foundation of human reason which will not at the same time demonstrate the right of religious freedom.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "My stern chase after time is, to borrow a simile from Tom Paine, like the race of a man with a wooden leg after a horse."

My stern chase after time is, to borrow a simile from Tom Paine, like the race of a man with a wooden leg after a horse.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to determine whether a republican government is practicable in a nation or not."

The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to determine whether a republican government is practicable in a nation or not.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived."

The experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "His face is livid, gaunt his whole body, his breath is green with gall; his tongue drips poison."

His face is livid, gaunt his whole body, his breath is green with gall; his tongue drips poison.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Not stones, nor wood, nor the art of artisans make a state; but where men are who know how to take care of themselves, these are cities and walls."

Not stones, nor wood, nor the art of artisans make a state; but where men are who know how to take care of themselves, these are cities and walls.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The Bible contains the revelation of the will of God. It contains the history of the creation of the world, and of mankind."

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



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality."

The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "No book in the world deserves to be so unceasingly studied, and so profoundly meditated upon as the Bible."

No book in the world deserves to be so unceasingly studied, and so profoundly meditated upon as the Bible.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "All that I am my mother made me."

All that I am my mother made me.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel."

Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "We understand now, we've been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding that who we are is who we were."

We understand now, we've been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding that who we are is who we were.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people."

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The four most miserable years of my life were my four years in the presidency."

The four most miserable years of my life were my four years in the presidency.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Those who take oaths to politically powerful secret societies cannot be depended on for loyalty to a democratic republic."

Those who take oaths to politically powerful secret societies cannot be depended on for loyalty to a democratic republic.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "There is such seduction in a library of good books that I cannot resist the temptation to luxuriate in reading."

There is such seduction in a library of good books that I cannot resist the temptation to luxuriate in reading.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Every temptation is an opportunity of our getting nearer to God."

Every temptation is an opportunity of our getting nearer to God.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "May our country be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right."

May our country be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The Bible carries with it the history of the creation, the fall and redemption of man, and discloses to him, in the infant born at Bethlehem, the Legislator and Savior of the world."

The Bible carries with it the history of the creation, the fall and redemption of man, and discloses to him, in the infant born at Bethlehem, the Legislator and Savior of the world.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow men, not knowing what they do."

In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow men, not knowing what they do.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth."

The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The will of the people is the source and the happiness of the people the end of all legitimate government upon earth."

The will of the people is the source and the happiness of the people the end of all legitimate government upon earth.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Individual liberty is individual power."

Individual liberty is individual power.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "The Law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code."

The Law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "I told him that I thought it was law logic - an artificial system of reasoning, exclusively used in Courts of justice, but good for nothing anywhere else."

I told him that I thought it was law logic - an artificial system of reasoning, exclusively used in Courts of justice, but good for nothing anywhere else.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "I say women exhibit the most exalted virtue when they depart from the domestic circle and enter on the concerns of their country, of humanity, and of their G-d!"

I say women exhibit the most exalted virtue when they depart from the domestic circle and enter on the concerns of their country, of humanity, and of their G-d!



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will be America's heart, her benedictions and her prayers."

Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will be America's heart, her benedictions and her prayers.



John Quincy Adams Quotes: "Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Saviour?"

Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Saviour?