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John Quincy Adams Quotes

Motivational John Quincy Adams Quotes and Sayings

John Quincy Adams Quotes:- John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as the sixth president of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He served as the eighth United States secretary of state immediately before becoming president. During his long diplomatic and political career, Adams also served as an ambassador and represented Massachusetts as a United States Senator and as a member of the United States House of Representatives.

Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, Adams spent much of his youth in Europe, where his father served as a diplomat. After returning to the United States, Adams established a successful legal practice in Boston. In 1794, President George Washington appointed Adams as the U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, and Adams would serve in high-ranking diplomatic posts until 1801, when Thomas Jefferson took office as president.


Motivational John Quincy Adams Quotes


“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”-John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams Quotes

“According to the Stoics, all vice was resolvable into folly: according to the Christian principle, it is all the effect of weakness.”John Quincy Adams


“All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.”-John Quincy Adams

“America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.”-John Quincy Adams


John Quincy Adams Quotes On Equality


“From the day of the Declaration, the people of the North American union, and of its constituent states, were associated bodies of civilized men and Christians, in a state of nature, but not of anarchy.”-John Quincy Adams


“Gratitude, warm, sincere, intense, when it takes possession of the bosom, fills the soul to overflowing and scarce leaves room for any other sentiment or thought.”-John Quincy Adams


John Quincy Adams Quotes On Power


“Heaven has given to every human being the power of controlling his passions, and if he neglects or loses it, the fault is his own, and he must be answerable for it.”-John Quincy Adams


“I have no predilection for unpopularity as such, but I hold it much preferable to the popularity of a day, which perishes with the transient topic upon which it is grounded.”-John Quincy Adams


“In order to preserve the dominion of our own passions, it behooves us to be constantly and strictly on our guard against the influence and infection of the passions of others.”-John Quincy Adams

“Is not the brand of ‘double-dealer’ stamped on the forehead of every democratic slaveholder? Are not fraud and hypocrisy the religion of the man who calls himself a democrat, and hold his fellow-man in bondage?”-John Quincy Adams


John Quincy Adams Quotes On Humanity


“It is among the evils of slavery that it taints the very sources of moral principle. It establishes false estimates of virtue and vice: for what can be more false and heartless than this doctrine which makes the first and holiest rights of humanity to depend upon the color of the skin?”-John Quincy Adams


“It is of no use to discover our own faults and infirmities unless the discovery prompts up to amendment.”-John Quincy Adams


“It was the special purpose of Christ’s appearance upon earth to bring immortality to light.”-John Quincy Adams


“Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.”-John Quincy Adams

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”-John Quincy Adams


John Quincy Adams Quotes On Independence


“The Declaration of Independence pronounced the irrevocable decree of political separation, between the United States and their people on the one part, and the British king, government, and nation on the other.”-John Quincy Adams


“The great object of the institution of civil government is the improvement of those who are parties to the social compact.”-John Quincy Adams


“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”-John Quincy Adams


“The more you meditate on the laws of Moses, the more striking and brighter does their wisdom appear.”-John Quincy Adams


“Where annual elections end where slavery begins.”-John Quincy Adams