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John Quincy Adams quotes: Duty is ours, results are God's. Duty is ours, results are God's.
John Quincy Adams quotes: We know the redemption must come. We know the redemption must come.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel. Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel.
John Quincy Adams quotes: If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams quotes: No book in the world deserves to be so unceasingly studied, and so profoundly meditated upon as the Bible. No book in the world deserves to be so unceasingly studied, and so profoundly meditated upon as the Bible.
John Quincy Adams quotes: I cannot ask of heaven success, even for my country, in a cause where she should be in the wrong. I cannot ask of heaven success, even for my country, in a cause where she should be in the wrong.
John Quincy Adams quotes: The law is an artificial human construct, quite arbitrary, and of absolutely no use anywhere else but in a court of law! The law is an artificial human construct, quite arbitrary, and of absolutely no use anywhere else but in a court of law!
John Quincy Adams quotes: Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone. Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone.
John Quincy Adams quotes: I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet. I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Those who take oaths to politically powerful secret societies cannot be depended on for loyalty to a democratic republic. Those who take oaths to politically powerful secret societies cannot be depended on for loyalty to a democratic republic.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Though it cost the blood of millions of white men, let it come. Let justice be done. Though it cost the blood of millions of white men, let it come. Let justice be done.
John Quincy Adams quotes: To believe that everyone is honest is folly, but to believe that no one is honest is worse. To believe that everyone is honest is folly, but to believe that no one is honest is worse.
John Quincy Adams quotes: The declaration that our People are hostile to a government made by themselves, for themselves, and conducted by themselves, is an insult. The declaration that our People are hostile to a government made by themselves, for themselves, and conducted by themselves, is an insult.
John Quincy Adams quotes: There is such seduction in a library of good books that I cannot resist the temptation to luxuriate in reading. There is such seduction in a library of good books that I cannot resist the temptation to luxuriate in reading.
John Quincy Adams quotes: My stern chase after time is, to borrow a simile from Tom Paine, like the race of a man with a wooden leg after a horse. My stern chase after time is, to borrow a simile from Tom Paine, like the race of a man with a wooden leg after a horse.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Slavery is the great and foul stain upon the North American Union. Slavery is the great and foul stain upon the North American Union.
John Quincy Adams quotes: The Bible contains the revelation of the will of God. It contains the history of the creation of the world, and of mankind. The Bible contains the revelation of the will of God. It contains the history of the creation of the world, and of mankind.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Individual liberty is individual power. Individual liberty is individual power.
John Quincy Adams quotes: To live without having a Cicero and a Tacitus at hand seems to me as if it was aprivation of one of my limbs. To live without having a Cicero and a Tacitus at hand seems to me as if it was aprivation of one of my limbs.
John Quincy Adams quotes: This is the last of earth! I am content. This is the last of earth! I am content.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will be America's heart, her benedictions and her prayers. Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will be America's heart, her benedictions and her prayers.
John Quincy Adams quotes: The magistrate is the servant not of his own desires, not even of the people, but of his God The magistrate is the servant not of his own desires, not even of the people, but of his God
John Quincy Adams quotes: Where annual elections end where slavery begins. Where annual elections end where slavery begins.
John Quincy Adams quotes: I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Our Constitution rests on the good sense and the respect of the American people. Our Constitution rests on the good sense and the respect of the American people.
John Quincy Adams quotes: The freedom of the press should be inviolate. The freedom of the press should be inviolate.
John Quincy Adams quotes: [I believe in the] rebuilding of Judea as an independent nation. [I believe in the] rebuilding of Judea as an independent nation.
John Quincy Adams quotes: The firmest security of peace is the preparation during peace of the defenses of war. The firmest security of peace is the preparation during peace of the defenses of war.
John Quincy Adams quotes: We understand now, we've been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding that who we are is who we were. We understand now, we've been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding that who we are is who we were.
John Quincy Adams quotes: The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality. The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Death fixes forever the relation existing between the departed spirit and the survivors upon earth. Death fixes forever the relation existing between the departed spirit and the survivors upon earth.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Thus situated, the perilous experiment must be made. Let me make it with full deliberations, and be prepared for the consequences. Thus situated, the perilous experiment must be made. Let me make it with full deliberations, and be prepared for the consequences.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Every temptation is an opportunity of our getting nearer to God. Every temptation is an opportunity of our getting nearer to God.
John Quincy Adams quotes: May our country be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right. May our country be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Occasional war is one of the rigorous instruments in the hands of Providence to give tone to the character of nations. Occasional war is one of the rigorous instruments in the hands of Providence to give tone to the character of nations.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Whoever tells the best story wins. Whoever tells the best story wins.
John Quincy Adams quotes: From the experience of the past we derive instructive lessons for the future. From the experience of the past we derive instructive lessons for the future.
John Quincy Adams quotes: America ... goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. 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 quotes: A stranger would think that the people of the United States had no other occupation than electioneering. A stranger would think that the people of the United States had no other occupation than electioneering.
John Quincy Adams quotes: There is nothing so deep and nothing so shallow which political enmity will not turn to account. There is nothing so deep and nothing so shallow which political enmity will not turn to account.
John Quincy Adams quotes: The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to determine whether a republican government is practicable in a nation or not. The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to determine whether a republican government is practicable in a nation or not.
John Quincy Adams quotes: I would much rather be found guilty of making a serious mistake in judgment, than to be accused of being even a little bit insincere. I would much rather be found guilty of making a serious mistake in judgment, than to be accused of being even a little bit insincere.
John Quincy Adams quotes: It has been my custom for many years to read the Bible in its entirety once a year It has been my custom for many years to read the Bible in its entirety once a year
John Quincy Adams quotes: Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Saviour? Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Saviour?
John Quincy Adams quotes: All that I ammy mother made me. All that I am
my mother made me.
John Quincy Adams quotes: The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal attention is the Bible. The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal attention is the Bible.
John Quincy Adams quotes: His face is livid, gaunt his whole body, his breath is green with gall; his tongue drips poison. His face is livid, gaunt his whole body, his breath is green with gall; his tongue drips poison.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams quotes: The will of the people is the source and the happiness of the people the end of all legitimate government upon earth. The will of the people is the source and the happiness of the people the end of all legitimate government upon earth.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Life is a problem; mortal man was made to solve the solemn problem right or wrong. Life is a problem; mortal man was made to solve the solemn problem right or wrong.
John Quincy Adams quotes: 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. 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 quotes: America is a friend of freedom everywhere, but a custodian only of our own. America is a friend of freedom everywhere, but a custodian only of our own.
John Quincy Adams quotes: To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so, is something worse. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so, is something worse.
John Quincy Adams quotes: Westward the star of empire takes its way. Westward the star of empire takes its way.