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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on ambition, america, assumptions, change, colors, destruction, envy, force, freedom, heart, independence, individuality, interest, liberty, maxims, power, spirit, sympathy, and world

Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her [America's] heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. She will recommend the general cause, by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example. She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself, beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force. . . . She might become the dictatress of the world: she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit. This appears with minor variations in punctuation and with italics in the phrase "change from liberty to force," in John Quincy Adams and American Continental Empire, ed. Walter LaFeber, p. 45 (1965).

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Source: An Address…. Celebrating the Anniversary of Independence, at the City of Washington on the Fourth of July 1821…, p. 32 (1821).

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on belief, danger, evil, good, ideas, interest, men, practicality, and slavery

Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. . . . It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, 1936, end

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A Quote by John Locke on errors, interest, men, passion, and temptation

All men are liable to error, and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on action, desires, interest, politics, reflection, and remedies

Increasingly in recent times we have come first to identify the remedy that is most agreeable, most convenient, most in accord with major pecuniary or political interest, the one that reflects our available faculty for action; then we move from the remedy so available or desired back to a cause to which that remedy is relevant.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Dryden on action, beauty, failure, interest, people, pity, and youth

Youth, beauty, graceful action seldom fail: But common interest always will prevail; And pity never ceases to be shown To him who makes the people's wrongs his own.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Absalom and Achitophel. Part i. Line 723

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A Quote by John Dewey on action, experience, faith, future, inspiration, interest, possibility, reality, relationships, religion, and solidarity

The future of religion is connected with the possibility of developing a faith in the possibilities of human experience and human relationships that will create a vital sense of the solidarity of human interests and inspire action to make that sense a reality.

John Dewey (1859 - 1952)

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A Quote by John Ciardi on college, interest, and students

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

John Ciardi

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A Quote by John C. Calhoun on government, interest, people, and power

A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.

John C. Calhoun (1782 - 1850)

Source: Speech, May 27,1836. From this comes the phrase,’Cohesive power of public plunder’

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A Quote by John Adams on dependence, dignity, extremism, god, goodwill, happiness, heaven, honor, ignorance, interest, liberty, nature, nobility, peace, politics, poverty, religion, slavery, and trust

Let the pulpit resound with the doctrines and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear the dangers of thralldom to our consciences from ignorance, extreme poverty, and dependence; in short, from civil and political slavery. Let us see delineated before us the true map of man. Let us hear the dignity of his nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God-that consenting to slavery is a sacrilegious breach of trust, as offensive in the sight of God as it is derogatory from our own honor or interest or happiness-and that God Almighty has promulgated from heaven liberty, peace, and goodwill to man!

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on bankers, faith, interest, needs, and privacy

Faith is like private capital, stored in one's own house. It is like a public savings bank or loan office, from which individuals receive assistance in their days of need; but here the creditor quietly takes his interest for himself.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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