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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams




Title: President John Quincy Adams

Born: July 11, 1776
Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: February 23, 1848

Occupation: Head of State
Profile: The sixth President of The United States (1825-1829). Son of President John Adams.

Website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/johnquincyadams
Number of Quotes: 11




All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.

Democracy, pure democracy, has at least its foundation in a generous theory of human rights. It is founded on the natural equality of mankind. It is the cornerstone of the Christian religion. It is the first element of all lawful government upon earth.

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.

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?

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?

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

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.

This is the last of earth! I am content.

To read the Bible is of itself a laudable occupation and can scarcely fail of being a useful employment of time; but the habit of reflecting upon what you have read is equally essential as than of reading itself, to give it all the efficacy of which it is susceptible.

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