Abigail Adams

1744 - 1818

A Quote by Abigail Smith Adams on history, innocence, men, and power

History is not a web woven with innocent hands. Among all the causes which degrade and demoralize men, power is the most constant and most active.

Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818)

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A Quote by Abigail Smith Adams on action, belief, and life

I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. . . . Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.

Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818)

Source: letter to her sister, Mary Smith Cranch, 1784

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A Quote by Abigail Smith Adams on danger and power

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries "Give, give!"

Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818)

Source: Letter to John Adams, November 27, 1775.

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