Authors - John Adams

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John Adams (October 30, 1735 (O.S. October 19, 1735) - July 4, 1826) was the second President of the United States (1797-1801), having earlier served as the first Vice President of the United States. An American Founding Father, he was a statesman, diplomat, and a leader of American independence from Great Britain. Well educated, he was an Enlightenment political theorist who promoted republicanism. - Wikipedia

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Quote 860by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
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    Quote 1187by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

    The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.
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      Quote 1899by Anonymous on 19/01/2011

      I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
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        Quote 1930by Anonymous on 19/01/2011

        It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation's humble acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence.
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          Quote 2789by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

          We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
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            Quote 2828by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

            We're in a war, dammit! We're going to have to offend somebody!
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              Quote 3170by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

              You are apprehensive of monarchy; I, of aristocracy. I would therefore have given more power to the President and less to the Senate.
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                Quote 3307by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live.
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                  Quote 3537by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                  Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.
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                    Quote 4394by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                    Had I been chosen President again, I am certain I could not have lived another year.
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                      Quote 4714by Anonymous on 26/02/2011

                      Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
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                        Quote 4858by Anonymous on 01/03/2011

                        Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
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                          Quote 4871by Anonymous on 02/03/2011

                          I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth more than the means.
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                            Quote 8436by Anonymous on 12/05/2012

                            In politics the middle way is none at all.
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                              Quote 10093by Anonymous on 12/09/2012

                              But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
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                                Quote 12006by Anonymous on 13/02/2013

                                Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
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                                  Quote 12770by Anonymous on 18/05/2013

                                  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.
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