John Quincy Adams

1767 - 1848

A Quote by John Quincy Adams on patience

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disapear and obstacles vanish.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on leadership and inspiration

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on courage, perserverance, and determination

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on leadership

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on courage, difficulty, magic, obstacles, and perseverance

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on difficulty, magic, obstacles, patience, and perseverance

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on losing, principles, and reflection

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on learning

I inhabit a week, frail, decayed tenement; battered by the winds and broken in on by the storms, and, from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on age, anticipation, charity, design, gifts, greatness, history, knowledge, mankind, men, museums, perseverance, simplicity, and spirit

Of all the foundations of establishments for pious or charitable uses, which ever signalized the spirit of the age, or the comprehensive beneficence of the founder, none can be named more deserving of the approbation of mankind than this. Should it be faithfully carried into effect, with an earnestness and sagacity of application, and a steady perseverance of pursuit, proportioned to the means furnished by the will of the founder, and to the greatness and simplicity of his design as by himself declared, "the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men," it is no extravagance of anticipation to declare, that his name will be hereafter enrolled among the eminent benefactors of mankind. . . . Whoever increases his knowledge, multiplies the uses to which he is enabled to turn the gift of his Creator. This passage, in a slightly altered form, is inscribed on the exterior of the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.: "Of all the foundations of establishments for pious or charitable uses which ever signalized the spirit of the age or the comprehensive beneficence of the founder none can be named more deserving of the approbation of mankind than the Smithsonian Institution. Should it be faithfully carried into effect with an earnestness and sagacity of application. . . proportioned to the means furnished by the will of the founder and to the greatness and simplicity of his design as by himself declared, 'The increase and diffusion of knowledge among men,' his name will be hereafter enrolled among the eminent benefactors of mankind. . . whoever increases knowledge multiplies the uses to which he is able to turn the gift of his creator.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Source: House Report 181, pp.2 &3, January 19, 1836, and William J. Rhees, The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History, 1835-1899, vol. 1, pp. 131-32 (1901).

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on contentment and earth

This is the last of earth! I am content.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Source: His Last Words, Feb. 21, 1848.

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