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John Adams

Read through the most famous quotes from John Adams

The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.

— John Adams


Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

— John Adams

#constitution #government #inadequate #made #moral

I read my eyes out and can't read half enough...the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.

— John Adams

#lifelong-learning #reading #education

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

— John Adams

#facts #forefather #passion #state

But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

— John Adams

#liberty #change

There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.

— John Adams

#fiscal-policy #national-debt #nationalism

Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.

— John Adams

#political-philosophy #commitment

The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know...Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly [with your God]. This is enough.

— John Adams


Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.

— John Adams


Power must never be trusted without a check.

— John Adams

#scope-of-government #separation-of-powers #separation

About John Adams

Did you know about John Adams?

In February 1799 he stunned the country by sending diplomat William Vans Murray on a peace mission to France. Judicial appointments

Supreme court

One of Adams' greatest legacies was his naming of John Marshall as the fourth Chief Justice of the United States to succeed Oliver Ellsworth who had retired due to ill health. The first modern biography was Honest John Adams a 1933 biography by the noted French specialist in American history Gilbert Chinard who came to Adams after writing his acclaimed 1929 biography of Thomas Jefferson.

Adams signed the controversial Alien and Sedition Acts and built up the army and navy especially in the face of an undeclared naval war (called the "Quasi-War") with France 1798–1800. Well educated he was an Enlightenment political theorist who promoted republicanism and wrote prolifically about his often seminal ideas both in publiJohn Adamsd works and in letters to his wife and key adviser Abigail as well as to other Founding Fathers. John Adams (October 30 1735 (O.

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