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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS QUOTES


John Quincy Adams
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.

John Quincy Adams
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
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
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams
From the experience of the past we derive instructive lessons for the future.

John Quincy Adams
I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet

John Quincy Adams
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.

John Quincy Adams
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak, and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.

John Quincy Adams
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.

John Quincy Adams
The best guarantee against the abuse of power consists in the freedom, the purity, and the frequency of popular elections.

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