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.

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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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on body, age, aging, and seasons

John Quincy Adams is well. But the house in which he lives at present is becoming dilapidated. It is tottering up on its foundation. Time and the seasons have nearly destroyed it. Its roof is pretty well worn out. Its walls are much shattered and it trembles with every wind. I think John Quincy will have to move out of it soon. But he himself is quite well, quite well.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Source: [On his eightieth birthday, responding to a query concerning his well-being]

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on books, day, life, men, necessity, and world

I speak as a man of the world to men of the world; and I say to you, Search the Scriptures! The Bible is the book of all others, to be read at all ages, and in all conditions of human life; not to be read once or twice or thrice through, and then laid aside, but to be read in small portions of one or two chapters every day, and never to be intermitted, unless by some overruling necessity.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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