If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.

— John Quincy Adams

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Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

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...he [Muhammad] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind...The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God.

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We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people... it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

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John Quincy Adams quote If your actions inspire others to dream

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

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Try and fail,but don't fail to try.

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The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.

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Whoever tells the best story wins.

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John Quincy Adams quote Patience and perseverance have a magical

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

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I inhabit a weak, 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.

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Whenever vanity and gaiety, a love of pomp and dress, furniture, equipage, buildings, great company, expensive diversions, and elegant entertainments get the better of the principles and judgments of men and women, there is no knowing where they will stop, nor into what evils, natural, moral, or political, they will lead us.

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The Sermon on the Mount commands me to lay up for myself treasures, not upon earth, but in Heaven. My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ.

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John Quincy Adams quote If your actions inspire others to dream

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

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America... goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.

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I have to study politics and war so that my sons can study mathematics, commerce and agriculture, so their sons can study poetry, painting and music.

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All the public business in Congress now connects itself with intrigues, and there is great danger that the whole government will degenerate into a struggle of cabals.

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About John Quincy Adams

Quotes 153 sayings
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday October 16

America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.

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The freedom of the press should be inviolate.

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The art of making love, muffled up in furs, in the open air, with the thermometer at Zero, is a Yankee invention.

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Duty is ours, results are God's.

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[I believe in the] rebuilding of Judea as an independent nation.

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Slavery is the great and foul stain upon the North American Union.

A dissolution, at least temporary, of the Union, as now constituted, would now be certainly necessary. The Union might then be reorganized on the fundamental principle of emancipation.

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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. These qualities have ever been displayed in their mightiest perfection, as attendants in the retinue of strong passions.

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All men profess honesty as long as they can.

To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.

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I would much rather be found guilty of making a serious mistake in judgment, than to be accused of being even a little bit insincere.

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Civil liberty can be established on no foundation of human reason which will not at the same time demonstrate the right of religious freedom.

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My stern chase after time is, to borrow a simile from Tom Paine, like the race of a man with a wooden leg after a horse.

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The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to determine whether a republican government is practicable in a nation or not.

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There is in the clergy of all Christian denominations a time-serving, cringing, subservient morality, as wide from the spirit of the gospel as it is from the intrepid assertion and vindication of truth.

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What is the right of the huntsman to the forest of a thousand miles over which he has accidentally ranged in quest of prey? Shall the fields and vallies, which a beneficent God has formed to teem with the life of innumerable multitudes, be condemned to everlasting barrenness?

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Not stones, nor wood, nor the art of artisans make a state;

but where men are who know how to take care of themselves, these are cities and walls.

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The Bible contains the revelation of the will of God.

It contains the history of the creation of the world, and of mankind.

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From the experience of the past we derive instructive lessons for the future.

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The experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived.

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Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of a community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation.

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We understand now, we've been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding that who we are is who we were.

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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

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All that I am my mother made me.

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There is such seduction in a library of good books that I cannot resist the temptation to luxuriate in reading.

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It is no slight testimonial, both to the merit and worth of Christianity, that in all ages since its promulgation the great mass of those who have risen to eminence by their profound wisdom and integrity have recognized and reverenced Jesus of Nazareth as the Son of the living God.

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The law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code; it contained many statutes . . . of universal application-laws essential to the existence of men in society, and most of which have been enacted by every nation which ever professed any code of laws.

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Those who take oaths to politically powerful secret societies cannot be depended on for loyalty to a democratic republic.

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[America's] glory is not dominion, but liberty.

Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice.

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The Bible carries with it the history of the creation, the fall and redemption of man, and discloses to him, in the infant born at Bethlehem, the Legislator and Savior of the world.

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Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel.

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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.

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I want a warm and faithful friend, To cheer the adverse hour;

Who ne'er to flatter will descend, Nor bend the knee to power,- A friend to chide me when I'm wrong, My inmost soul to see; And that my friendship prove as strong For him as his for me.

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The will of the people is the source and the happiness of the people the end of all legitimate government upon earth.

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The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith.

Whoever believes in the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth.

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The magistrate is the servant not of his own desires, not even of the people, but of his God

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Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Saviour?

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Every temptation is an opportunity of our getting nearer to God.

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And may that Being who is supreme over all, the Patron of order, the Fountain of justice, and the Protector, in all ages of the world, of virtuous liberty, continue His blessing upon this nation and its government, and give it all possible success and duration, consistent with the ends of His providence.

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