The best Quotes by Abigail Adams

The best Quotes by Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams (née Smith; November 22, 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the wife and closest advisor of John Adams, as well as the mother of John Quincy Adams. She was a founder of the United States, and was both the first second lady and second first lady of the United States, although such titles were not used at the time. She and Barbara Bush are the only two women to have been married to U.S. presidents and to have been the mothers of other U.S. presidents.

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.

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The happiness of society is the end of government.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
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Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
The future of this nation does not depend on what happens at the White House, but what happens at your house.
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
The home is the child's first school, the parent is the child's first teacher, and reading is the child's first subject.
I'm a liberal when it comes to human rights, the poor; so's George Bush. . . . But Liberal and Conservative don't mean much to me anymore. Does that mean we care about people and are interested and want to help? And if that makes you a Liberal, so be it.
The Titanic was built by professionals. The Ark was built by volunteers.
If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.
And who knows? Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse. I wish him well!
I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet.
Try and fail, but don't fail to try.
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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
Where annual elections end where slavery begins.
You're gonna like Massachusetts. It's very patriotic - perfect for a fresh start.
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I'm lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place - Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I'm more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.
I will work my heart out to earn the trust of the people of Massachusetts.
The man in the White House is not the cause of what is broken, he is just the latest and most extreme symptom of what's gone wrong in America. A product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.
Elizabeth Warren (as Senator of Massachusetts) - February 9, 2019
I went to Massachusetts to make a difference. I didn't go there to begin a political career running time and time again. I made a difference. I put in place the things I wanted to do.
Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
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Never memorize what you can look up in books.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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