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John Adams
John Adams

John Adams, a signer and coauthor of the Declaration of Independence, served the newly formed United States twice as Vice President and later as the nation's second President. While in office he managed to avoid a war wish France. To the amusement of many he is known for saying that the office of Vice President is "the most insignificant office ever the invention of man contrived or his im…

Date of Birth: March 04, 1797
Date of Death: March 04, 1801


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"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." John Adams
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"The Bible contains the revelation of the will of God. It contains the history of the creation of the world, and of mankind." John Adams
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"The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution." John Adams
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"Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart" John Adams
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"I am persuaded there is among the mass of our people a fund of wisdom, integrity, and humanity which will preserve their happiness in a tolerable measure" John Adams
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"Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write." John Adams
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"The Pythagorean, as well as the Platonic philosophers, probably concurred in the fabrication of the Christian Trinity" John Adams
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"While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago." John Adams
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"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." John Adams
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"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." John Adams
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"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams
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"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 Adams
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"The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people's hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice" John Adams
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"All the public business in Congress now connects itself with intrigues, and there is great danger that the whole government will degenerate into a struggle of cabals" John Adams
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"It is essential...that you should form and adopt certain rules or principles, for the government of your own conduct and temper. Unless you have such rules and principles, there will be numberless occasions on which you will have no guide for your government but your passions...It is in the Bible, you must learn them, and from the Bible how to practice them." John Adams
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"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence" John Adams
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"Where annual elections end, there slavery begins" John Adams
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"The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations." John Adams
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"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy." John Adams
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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 Adams
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"Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people." John Adams
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