John Quincy Adams

1767 - 1848

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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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on america, constitution, earth, failure, good, justice, language, liberty, losing, nations, people, power, principles, reflection, weakness, and attachment

Let us not be unmindful that liberty is power, that the nation blessed with the largest portion of liberty must in proportion to its numbers be the most powerful nation upon earth. Our Constitution professedly rests upon the good sense and attachment of the people. This basis, weak as it may appear, has not yet been found to fail. Always vote for a principle, though you vote alone, and you may cherish the sweet reflection that your vote is never lost. America, in the assembly of nations, has uniformly spoken among them the language of equal liberty, equal justice, and equal rights.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Source: 1821

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on gold, songs, and wishes

THE WANTS OF MAN 'Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long.'* 'Tis not with me exactly so, But 'tis so in the song. My wants are many, and if told Would muster many a score; And were each wish a mint of gold, I still should long for more. *from Oliver Goldsmith's Hermit.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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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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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.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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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.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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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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