John Adams

1735 - 1826

A Quote by John Adams on christianity, purity, religion, and sermons

Conclude not from all this that I have renounced the Christian religion. . . . Far from it. I see in every page something to recommend Christianity in its purity, and something to discredit its corruptions. . . . The ten commandments and the sermon on the mount contain my religion.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: To Jefferson, November 4, 1816.

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A Quote by John Adams on belief, catholicism, christianity, constitution, death, mortality, religion, and understanding

If the Christian religion, as I understand it, or as you understand it, should maintain its ground, as I believe it will, yet Platonic, Pythagoric, Hindoo, and cabalistical Christianity, which is Catholic Christianity, and which has prevailed for 1500 years, has received a mortal wound, of which the monster must finally die. Yet so strong is his constitution, that he may endure for centuries before he expires.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: To Jefferson, July 16, 1814.

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A Quote by John Adams on catholicism, christianity, church, day, inventions, miracles, and niceness

Indeed, Mr. Jefferson, what could be invented to debase the ancient Christianism, which Greeks, Romans, Hebrews and Christian factions, above all the Catholics, have not fraudulently imposed upon the public? Miracles after miracles have rolled down in torrents, wave succeeding wave in the Catholic church, from the Council of Nice, and long before, to this day.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: To Jefferson, December 3, 1813.

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A Quote by John Adams on citizenship, defense, discretion, individuality, and privacy

Arms in the hands of citizens [may] be used at individual discretion . . . in private self-defense.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, 1787

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A Quote by John Adams on conscience, direction, duty, judgment, and understanding

It is not only the trial juror's right, but his duty, to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgment and conscience, though in direct opposition to the direction of the court.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

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A Quote by John Adams on grief, heart, men, reflection, seriousness, and understanding

Grief drives men to serious reflection, sharpens the understanding and softens the heart.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

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