John Adams Quotes (126 quotes)
Letter to George Wythe, April 1776
Letter to Abigail Adams, May, 1794
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
“A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.”
Discourses on Davila: A Series of Papers on Political History, No. 4 Gazette of the United States (1790–1791). - Discourses on Davila (1790)
“Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.”
Letter to J.H. Tiffany (31 March 1819).
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Adams
Born: October 30, 1735
Died: July 4, 1826 (aged 90)
Bio: John Adams was the second president of the United States, having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States. An American Founding Father, Adams was a statesman, diplomat, and a leading advocate of American independence from Great Britain.