John Adams Quotes

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power-always-thinks-that-it-is-doing-gods-service-when-it-is-violating-all-his-laws
old-minds-are-like-old-horses-you-must-exercise-them-if-you-wish-to-keep-them-in-working-order
fear-is-the-foundation-of-most-governments
liberty-cannot-be-preserved-without-general-knowledge-among-the-people
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
a-government-of-laws-and-not-of-men
our-constitution-was-made-only-for-a-moral-and-religious-people-it-is-wholly-inadequate-to-the-government-of-any-other
the-happiness-of-society-is-the-end-of-government
power-always-thinks-it-has-a-great-soul-and-vast-views-beyond-the-comprehension-of-the-weak
abuse-of-words-has-been-the-great-instrument-of-sophistry-and-chicanery-of-party-faction-and-division-of-society
great-is-the-guilt-of-an-unnecessary-war
let-us-tenderly-and-kindly-cherish-therefore-the-means-of-knowledge-let-us-dare-to-read-think-speak-and-write
i-must-study-politics-and-war-that-my-sons-may-have-liberty-to-study-mathematics-and-philosophy
liberty-according-to-my-metaphysics-is-a-selfdetermining-power-in-an-intellectual-agent-it-implies-thought-and-choice-and-power
because-power-corrupts-societys-demands-for-moral-authority-and-character-increase-as-the-importance-of-the-position-increases
it-is-wrong-to-admit-into-the-constitution-the-idea-that-there-can-be-property-in-man
where-annual-elections-end-there-slavery-begins
the-universal-object-and-idol-of-men-of-letters-is-reputation
education-makes-a-greater-difference-between-man-and-man-than-nature-has-made-between-man-and-brute
grief-drives-men-into-habits-of-serious-reflection-sharpens-the-understanding-and-softens-the-heart
i-cannot-conceive-such-a-being-could-make-such-a-species-as-the-human-merely-to-live-and-die-on-this-earth
have-you-considered-that-system-of-holy-lies-and-pious-frauds-that-has-raged-and-triumphed-for-1500-years
this-would-be-the-best-of-all-possible-worlds-if-there-were-no-religion-in-it
the-divinity-of-jesus-is-made-a-convenient-cover-for-absurdity
the-government-of-the-united-states-is-not-in-any-sense-founded-on-the-christian-religion
let-the-human-mind-loose-it-must-be-loose-it-will-be-loose-superstition-and-dogmatism-cannot-confine-it
happiness-whether-in-despotism-or-democracy-whether-in-slavery-or-liberty-can-never-be-found-without-virtue
a-democracy-is-as-really-a-republic-as-on-oak-a-tree-or-a-temple-a-building
if-we-do-not-lay-out-ourselves-in-the-service-of-mankind-whom-should-we-serve
the-manners-of-women-are-the-surest-criterion-by-which-to-determine-whether-a-republican-government-is-practicable-in-a-nation-or-not
the-declaration-that-our-people-are-hostile-to-a-government-made-by-themselves-for-themselves-and-conducted-by-themselves-is-an-insult
the-government-of-the-united-states-is-not-in-any-sense-founded-upon-the-christian-religion
public-virtue-cannot-exist-in-a-nation-without-private-and-public-virtue-is-the-only-foundation-of-republics
it-is-weakness-rather-than-wickedness-which-renders-men-unfit-to-be-trusted-with-unlimited-power
you-will-never-be-alone-with-a-poet-in-your-pocket
popularity-next-to-virtue-and-wisdom-ought-to-be-aimed-at-for-it-is-the-dictate-of-wisdom-and-is-necessary-to-the-practice-of-virtue-inmost
we-electors-have-important-constitutional-power-placed-in-our-hands-we-have-check-upon-two-branches-legislature-john-adams
liberty-can-no-more-exist-without-virtue-independence-than-body-can-live-move-without-soul-john-adams
we-must-not-then-depend-alone-upon-love-liberty-in-soul-man-for-its-preservation-john-adams
its-more-importance-to-community-that-innocence-should-be-protected-than-it-is-that-guilt-should-be-punished-john-adams
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