The best Quotations


We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.
- James Truslow Adams

A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing
- Joey Adams

Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which you put your money in your pants pocket and give your coat to your creditors.
- Joey Adams

Do not worry about avoiding temptation. as you grow older it will avoid you.
- Joey Adams

Marriage is give and take. you'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway.
- Joey Adams

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


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Quotation Never have children, only grandchildren. - writer
Quotation A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. - writer
Quotation If you purify your soul of attachment to and desire for things, you will understand them spiritually. If you deny your appetite for them, you will enjoy their truth, understanding what is certain in them. - writer
Quotation He is great who confers the most benefits. - writer
Quotation Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't - it's human. - writer