John Quincy Adams Quotes

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Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. -John Quincy Adams
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. -John Quincy Adams
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. -John Quincy Adams
Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. -John Quincy Adams
Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel -John Quincy Adams
Life is a problem; mortal man was made to solve the solemn problem right or wrong. -John Quincy Adams
The laws of man may bind him in chains or may put him to death, but they never can make him wise, virtuous, or happy. -John Quincy Adams
I cannot ask of heaven success, even for my country, in a cause where she should be in the wrong. -John Quincy Adams
A gentleman of one of the first fortunes upon the continent...sacrificing his ease, and hazarding all in the cause of his country. -John Quincy Adams
Whoever tells the best story wins. -John Quincy Adams
The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality. -John Quincy Adams
Though it cost the blood of millions of white men, let it come. Let justice be done. -John Quincy Adams
Occasional war is one of the rigorous instruments in the hands of Providence to give tone to the character of nations. -John Quincy Adams
America... goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. -John Quincy Adams
Those who take oaths to politically powerful secret societies cannot be depended on for loyalty to a democratic republic. -John Quincy Adams
The four most miserable years of my life were my four years in the presidency. -John Quincy Adams
Roll, years of promise, rapidly roll round, till not a slave shall on this earth be found. -John Quincy Adams
I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year. -John Quincy Adams
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