John Quincy Adams

1767 - 1848

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.

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on history, knowledge, morality, and virtue

In what light soever we regard the Bible, whether with reference to revelation, to history, or to morality, it is an invaluable and inexhaustible mine of knowledge and virtue.

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on children, citizenship, confidence, country, hope, and society

So great is my veneration for the Bible, that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hopes that they will prove useful citizens to their country and respectable members of society.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on charity, mankind, and men

In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow-men, not knowing what they do.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Source: Letter to A. Bronson. July 30, 1838.

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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.

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on posterity

Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity!

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Source: Speech at Plymouth, Dec. 22, 1802.

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on deals, freedom, and peace

This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe, For Freedom only deals the deadly blow; Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade, For gentle peace in Freedom's hallowed shade.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Source: Written in an Album, 1842.

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on consequences, cruelty, and idleness

La molesse est douce, et sa suite est cruelle. - Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel.

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