Abigail Adams

1744 - 1818

A Quote by Abigail Smith Adams on chance, diligence, and learning

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818)

Source: Letter to John Quincy Adams, May 8, 1780

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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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