John Adams

New York, New York

Quotes

11 November 2014
Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination—everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
11 November 2014
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
11 November 2014
A government of laws, and not of men.
11 November 2014
You and I ought not to die before we have explained ourselves to each other.
11 November 2014
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
11 November 2014
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
11 November 2014
The happiness of society is the end of government.

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