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John Quincy Adams Quotes: Among the sentiments of most powerful operation upon the human heart, and most highly honorable to the human character, are those of veneration for our forefathers and of love for our posterity.
John Quincy Adams Quote: So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year.
Quotes about John Quincy Adams: Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel.
John Quincy Adams Sayings: So far as the object of taxation is to raise a revenue for discharging the debts and defraying the expenses of the community, its operation should be adapted as much as possible to suit the burden with equal hand upon all in proportion with their ability of bearing it without oppression.
John Quincy Adams Saying: America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
Sayings about John Quincy Adams: However tiresome to others, the most indefatigable orator is never tedious to himself. The sound of his own voice never loses its harmony to his own ear; and among the delusions, which self-love is ever assiduous in attempting to pass upon virtue, he fancies himself to be sounding the sweetest tones
Saying about John Quincy Adams: We know the redemption must come.
John Quincy Adams Quotes: In the American hemisphere the cause of freedom and independence has continued to prevail, and if signalized by none of those splendid triumphs which had crowned with glory some of the preceding years it has only been from the banishment of all external force against which the struggle had been maintained. The shout of victory has been superseded by the expulsion of the enemy over whom it could have been achieved.
John Quincy Adams Quote: The gigantic intellect, the envious temper, the ravenous ambition and the rotten heart of Daniel Webster.
Quotes about John Quincy Adams: Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will be America's heart, her benedictions and her prayers.
Quote about John Quincy Adams: It is so obvious to every reasonable being that he did not make himself, and the world in which he inhabits could as little make itself, that the moment we begin to exercise the power of reflection, it seems impossible to escape the conviction that there is a Creator.
John Quincy Adams Sayings: 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.
John Quincy Adams Saying: The political system of the United States is essentially extra-European. To stand in firm and cautious independence of all entanglement in the European system has been a cardinal point of their policy under every administration of their government from the peace of 1783 to this day...Every year's experience rivets it more deeply in the principles and opinions of the nation.
Sayings about John Quincy Adams: The best guarantee against the abuse of power consists in the freedom, the purity, and the frequency of popular elections.
Saying about John Quincy Adams: Westward the star of empire takes its way.
John Quincy Adams Quotes: This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe, For Freedom only deals the deadly blow; Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade, For gentle peace in Freedom's hallowed shade.
Quotes about John Quincy Adams: Slavery is the great and foul stain upon the North American Union.
Quote about John Quincy Adams: We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people... it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other...