Quotations by John Quincy Adams
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Born: Saturday, July 11, 1767
Died: Wednesday, February 23, 1848 (80 years old)
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
(Keywords: Men, Honesty, Folly)
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
(Keywords: May, Reflection, Vote)
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
(Keywords: Courage, Perseverance, Difficulties, Obstacles)
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(Keywords: Leader, Dream, Actions)
Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
(Keywords: Power, People, Maxim)
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
(Keywords: Perseverance, Difficulties, Effect, Obstacles, Patience)
Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.
(Keywords: Hope, Freedom, Will)
The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
(Keywords: Government, Christianity, American, Revolution, Glory, Principles)
Where annual elections end where slavery begins.
(Keywords: Elections, End, Slavery)