The best Quotes by John Quincy Adams

The best Quotes by John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman, politician, diplomat, lawyer, and diarist who served as the sixth president of the United States, from 1825 to 1829. Adams served as an ambassador and also as a member of the United States Congress representing Massachusetts in both chambers. He was the eldest son of John Adams, who served as the second president of the United States from 1797 to 1801.

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.

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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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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.
As a native Washingtonian, I am well aware that childhood obesity is a real problem in our nation's capital.
The Washington Bullets are changing their name. They don't want their team to be associated with crime. From now on, they'll just be known as the Bullets.
Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
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I call Washington "the city of the perishable".
Nancy Pelosi (as Speaker of the US House of Representatives)
Let me give you a little bit of free advice. DC is all about realtionships.
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You're gonna like Massachusetts. It's very patriotic - perfect for a fresh start.
Georgia Miller in Ginny & Georgia - Season 1 Episode 1
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.
Oh, great warrior? Wars not make one great.
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Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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A true leader does what is right, no matter what others think.
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You don't build a great castle just all at once.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it - Jeffrey enjoys his social life.
For the world has changed, and we must change with it.
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is a difficult moment for America. I, unfortunately, will be going back to Washington after my remarks. Today we've had a national tragedy. Two airplanes have crashed into the World Trade Center in an apparent terrorist attack on our country.
George W. Bush - September 2001
We can't do everything, but we have to do, what we can do.
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We are not the sum of our possessions.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
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America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense… human rights invented America.
Our Constitution works; our great republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.
The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
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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