Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)
Contributed by: Zaady
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Source: Letter to A. Bronson. July 30, 1838.
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity!
Source: Speech at Plymouth, Dec. 22, 1802.
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.
Source: Written in an Album, 1842.
La molesse est douce, et sa suite est cruelle. - Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel.
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