The best Quotations

Think of your forefathers! think of your posterity.
- John Adams

When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking i cannot choose but laugh. no such thing ever existed. no such thing now exists; but i hope it will exist. but it must be hundreds of years after you and i shall write and speak no more.
- John Adams

Where annual elections end where slavery begins.
- John Adams

Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in america; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. a resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, ''that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states.''
- John Adams

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Quotation The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her. - writer
Quotation Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is. - writer
Quotation Cruel with guilt, and daring with despair, the midnight murderer bursts the faithless bar; invades the sacred hour of silent rest and leaves, unseen, a dagger in your breast. - writer
Quotation Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him. - writer
Quotation Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent. - writer
Quotation Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess! - writer