John Adams Quotes: The Man behind the Words
The selection of short John Adams Quotes reflect the personality of the man behind the words. The famous nickname of John Adams was the Colossus of Independence which referred to his leadership in Congress in 1776. The character and personality of this famous President is described as being determined, scholarly and ambitious. He was uncomfortable with strangers and gave the appearance as being cold, aloof, arrogant and conceited but with his close friends he was warm and friendly .
"A pen is certainly an excellent instrument to fix a man's attention and to
inflame his ambition."
John Adams Quotes
John Adams was the 2nd President of the United States of America who served in office from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. Learn about the man, his leadership and his presidency from his famous quotes. The list of John Adams Presidency Quotes provides a unique insight of his personality and his presidency.
Famous John Adams Presidency Quotes
The selection of short John Adams Quotes starts with the following famous quote by the president.
"Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to
keep them in working order."
John Adams Quotes
The following quote file format provides a fast overview of short, famous John Adams quotes and sayings of this famous President of the United States. John Adams quotes and quotations that reflect the views, thoughts and character of this famous US President.
|John Adams Quotes|
|"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."|
|"Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws."|
|"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom."|
|"I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."|
|"No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it."|
|"Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives."|
|"Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide."|
|"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."|
|"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."|
|"The proposition that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties is not true. They are the worst conceivable, they are no keepers at all; they can neither judge, act, think, or will, as a political body."|
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John Adams Presidency Quotes
The John Adams Quotes and short, famous sayings provides interesting information about the 2nd President of the United States.
John Adams Quotes - President John Adams Video
The John Adams Quotes provides a a fascinating insight into the character of the President and the important issues during his presidential term in office. The following video will give you additional important facts and dates about both the personal life and political life of the 2nd President of the United States whose presidency spanned from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801.