The best Quotations


Fear is the foundation of most government.
- John Adams

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
- John Adams

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

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

As much as i converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. i long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
- John Adams

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

Facts are stubborn things; and what ever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they can not alter the state of facts, and evidence.
- John Adams

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams

Genius is sorrow's child.
- John Adams

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

I always consider the settlement of america with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
- John Adams

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

If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
- John Adams

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

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

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

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

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
- John Adams

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
- John Adams

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

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

The happiness of society is the end of government.
- John Adams

The proposition that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties is not true. they are the worst conceivable, they are no keepers at all; they can neither judge, act, think, or will, as a political body.
- John Adams

There are two educations. one should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
- John Adams

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


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Quotation Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty. - writer
Quotation I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. - writer
Quotation Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed. - writer
Quotation Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words - writer
Quotation Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. - writer
Quotation At the age of 19, you always think you are prepared for everything and you think you have the knowledge of what’s coming ahead. - writer