Charles Francis Adams

1807 - 1886

A Quote by Charles Francis Adams on change and mankind

The American experiment is the most tremendous and far reaching engine of social change which has ever either blessed or cursed mankind.

Charles Francis Adams (1807 - 1886)

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A Quote by Charles Francis Adams on christ, god, and sons

Take, then, your paltry Christ, your gentleman God. We want the carpenter's son, with his saw and hod.

Charles Francis Adams (1807 - 1886)

Source: Quoted by Upton Sinclair, The Cry for Justice.

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A Quote by Charles Francis Adams on greed, kindness, and taxes

Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.

Charles Francis Adams (1807 - 1886)

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A Quote by Charles Francis Adams on war

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It would be superfluous in me to point out to your Lordship that this is war.

Charles Francis Adams (1807 - 1886)

Source: Dispatch to Earl Russell, Sept. 5, 1863.

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