John Adams Quotes and its meanings

John Adams has written on many topics. Some of the topics he has discussed most are as follows;

Age Design Fear Freedom God Government Great Happiness Hope Imagination Knowledge Men Nature Politics Power Society Trust War

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What does John Adams write about?

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What are the top most famous quotes by John Adams?

Here are the top most famous quotes by John Adams.

  • Old minds are like old horses you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
  • I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
  • Fear is the foundation of most governments.
  • Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
  • When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
  • Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
  • Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
  • There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
  • The happiness of society is the end of government.
  • Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.