John Adams Quotes (126 quotes)
“As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.”
Letters of John Adams, addressed to his wife (1841 edition)
“I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.”
The selected writings of John and John Quincy Adams (1946 edition)
Letter to Horatio Gates (23 March 1776)
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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.
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“The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time.”