Quotes by John Adams

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The preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country.
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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.
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Vanity, I am sensible, is my cardinal vice and cardinal folly; and I am in continual danger, when in company, of being led an ignis fatuus chase by it.
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The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?
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I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geograhy, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give thei
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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
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The public history of all countries, and all ages, is but a sort of mask, richly colored. The interior working of the machinery must be foul.
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