John Adams

Country Unknown
Born Monday, 30 November -0001
Quotes 46
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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. Uncategorized
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. Uncategorized
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. Uncategorized
Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide. Uncategorized
Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket. Uncategorized
No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it. Uncategorized
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. Uncategorized
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. Uncategorized
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived. Uncategorized
Genius is sorrow's child. Uncategorized
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak. Uncategorized
While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago. Uncategorized