John Adams Quote
“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
Letter to Jonathan Jackson (2 October 1780), The Works of John Adams, vol 9, p.511.
In the article "Why I Am Not a Marxist" by Santayana published in Modern Monthly, Volume 9, April 1935, p. 77. Also in: "Atoms of Thought: An Anthology of Thoughts" (Philosophical Library, 1950), George Santayana, p. 259
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.