John Adams Quotes (152 quotes)
“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)
No. 7; this was incorporated into the Massachusetts Constitution in 1780. - Novanglus essays (1774 - 1775)
“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).
“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)
Letter to Abigail Adams, May, 1794
“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)
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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.