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    If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: mankind  service 
     
    Heaven grant me that I may thus rejoice in my children, thus see them ornaments to their Country, and blessings to their parents.
    — Abigail Adams
    The Character which a youth acquires in the early part of his Life is of great importance towards his future prosperity-one false step may prove irretrievable to his future usefulness.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: character  youth  future 
     
    Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: men  power 
     
    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.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: law  care  attention 
     
    Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
    — Abigail Adams
    I acknowledge myself a unitarian - Believing that the Father alone, is the supreme God, and that Jesus Christ derived his Being, and all his powers and honors from the Father. ... There is not any reasoning which can convince me, contrary to my senses, that three is one, and one three.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: power  alone  god  jesus  christ  father  honor 
     
    Its never to late to get back on your feet though we wont live forever make sure you accomplish what you were put here for
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: live  forever 
     
    I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: men  action  believe 
     
    If we mean to have Heroes, Statesmen and Philosophers, we should have learned women. The world perhaps would laugh at me, and accuse me of vanity, but you I know have a mind too enlarged and liberal to disregard the Sentiment. If much depends as is allowed upon the early Education of youth and the first principals which are instill'd take the deepest root, great benefit must arise from literary accomplishments in women.
    — Abigail Adams
    If we expect to inherit the blessings of our Fathers, we should return a little more to their primitive Simplicity of Manners.
    — Abigail Adams
    It is to me a most affecting thing to hear myself prayed for, in particular as I do every day in the week, and disposes me to bear with more composure, some disagreeable circumstances that attend my situation.
    — Abigail Adams
    To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: men 
     
    We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: action 
     
    A people fired ... with love of their country and of liberty, a zeal for the public good, and a noble emulation of glory, will not be disheartened or dispirited by a succession of unfortunate events. But like them, may we learn by defeat the power of becoming invincible.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: people  power  liberty  learn  noble 
     
    I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: intelligence 
     
    Great necessities call out great virtues.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: virtue 
     
    I hate to complain...No one is without difficulties, whether in high or low life, and every person knows best where their own shoe pinches.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: people  hate 
     
    Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: chance  learning 
     
    I can hear of the brilliant accomplishments of any of my sex with pleasure and rejoice in that liberality of sentiment which acknowledges them.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: pleasure  sex 
     
    I feel anxious for the fate of our monarchy, or democracy, or whatever is to take place. I soon get lost in a labyrinth of perplexities; but, whatever occurs, may justice and righteousness be the stability of our times, and order arise out of confusion. Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.
    — Abigail Adams
    What is meat for one is not for another-no accounting for fancy.
    — Abigail Adams
    Men of sense in all ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your sex.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: men  age  sex 
     
    Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
    — Abigail Adams
    History is not a web woven with innocent hands. Among all the causes which degrade and demoralize men, power is the most constant and most active.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: men  power 
     
    The great fish swallow up the small; and he who is most strenuous for the rights of the people, when vested with power, is as eager after the prerogatives of government.
    — Abigail Adams
    The habits of a vigorous mind are born in contending with difficulties.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: mind 
     
    I hope some future day will bring me the happiness of seeing my family again collected under our own roof, happy in ourselves and blessed in each other.
    — Abigail Adams
    posterity who are to reap the blessings will scarcely be able to conceive the hardships and sufferings of their ancestors.
    — Abigail Adams
    The heart is long, very long in receiving the convictions that is forced upon it by reason... affection still lingers in the Bosom, even after esteem has taken its flight.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: heart 
     
    Deliver me from your cold, phlegmatic preachers, politicians, friends, lovers and husbands.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: friends  lover 
     
    Many of our disappointments and much of our unhappiness arise from our forming false notions of things and persons.
    — Abigail Adams
    The only chance for much intellectual improvement in the female sex, was to be found in the families of the educated class and in occasional intercourse with the learned.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: chance  improvement  sex 
     
    Great learning and superior abilities...will be of little value and small estimation unless virtue, honor, truth, and integrity are added to them.
    — Abigail Adams
    O, I have read his Heart in his wicked eyes many a time. The very devil is in them.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: time  heart  eyes  devil  read 
     
    How difficult the task to quench the fire and the pride of private ambition, and to sacrifice ourselves and all our hopes and expectations to the public weal! How few have souls capable of so noble an undertaking!
    — Abigail Adams
    These are the times when a genius wants to live.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: time  live  genius 
     
    When men know not what to do, they ought not to do they know not what
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: men 
     
    The house shakes...with the roar of the cannon. No sleep for me tonight.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: sleep 
     
    A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world.
    — Abigail Adams
    tags: world 
     
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