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Top 250 John Adams Quotes (2024 Update)

John Adams Quote: “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.”
John Adams Quote: “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”
John Adams Quote: “To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.”
John Adams Quote: “Let justice be done though the heavens should fall.”
John Adams Quote: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
John Adams Quote: “Those who trade liberty for security have neither.”
John Adams Quote: “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
John Adams Quote: “Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.”
John Adams Quote: “One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress.”
John Adams Quote: “I must study war and politics so that my children shall be free to study commerce, agriculture and other practicalities, so that their children can study painting, poetry and other fine things.”
John Adams Quote: “We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!”
John Adams Quote: “Ideology is the science of idiots.”
John Adams Quote: “We cannot insure success, but we can deserve it.”
John Adams Quote: “Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”
John Adams Quote: “Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write .”
John Adams Quote: “I am a revolutionary, so my son can be a farmer, so his son can be a poet.”
John Adams Quote: “I would quarrel with both parties, and with every individual of each, before I would subjugate my understanding, or prostitute my tongue or pen to either.”
John Adams Quote: “Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.”
John Adams Quote: “Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
John Adams Quote: “To believe all men honest is folly. To believe none is something worse.”
John Adams Quote: “We have no Constitution which functions in the absence of a moral people.”
John Adams Quote: “The United States is not a Christian nation any more than it is a Jewish or a Mohammedan nation.”
John Adams Quote: “The happiness of society is the end of government.”
John Adams Quote: “Mankind will in time discover that unbridled majorities are as tyrannical and cruel as unlimited despots.”
John Adams Quote: “Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination.”
John Adams Quote: “People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity.”
John Adams Quote: “It’s of more importance to community that innocence should be protected than it is that guilt should be punished.”
John Adams Quote: “Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist.”
John Adams Quote: “Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. What a Utopia! What a paradise this region would be.”
John Adams Quote: “Thanks to God that he gave me stubborness when I know I am right.”
John Adams Quote: “Ambition is one of the ungovernable passions of the human heart. The love of power is insatiable and uncontrollable.”
John Adams Quote: “My history of the Jesuits is not elegantly written, but is supported by unquestionable authorities, is very particular and very horrible. Their restoration is indeed “a step toward darkness,” cruelty, perfidy, despotism, death and I wish we were out of danger of bigotry and Jesuitism.”
John Adams Quote: “When legislature is corrupted, the people are undone.”
John Adams Quote: “A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
John Adams Quote: “I am determined to control events, not be controlled by them.”
John Adams Quote: “Property monopolized or in the possession of a few is a curse to mankind.”
John Adams Quote: “When public virtue is gone, when the national spirit is fled the republic is lost in essence, though it may still exist in form.”
John Adams Quote: “There are only two creatures of value on the face of the earth: those with the commitment, and those who require the commitment of others.”
John Adams Quote: “Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion.”
John Adams Quote: “Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially of the lower class of people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.”
John Adams Quote: “I had heard my father say that he never knew a piece of land run away or break.”
John Adams Quote: “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity.”
John Adams Quote: “There is no greater guilt than the unneccessary war.”
John Adams Quote: “If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?”
John Adams Quote: “It is much easier to pull down a government, in such a conjuncture of affairs as we have seen, than to build up, at such a season as the present.”
John Adams Quote: “I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading.”
John Adams Quote: “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”
John Adams Quote: “Liberty can no more exist without virtue and independence than the body can live and move without a soul.”
John Adams Quote: “Power must never be trusted without a check.”
John Adams Quote: “Slavery is a foul contagion in the human character.”
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