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    [I believe in the] rebuilding of Judea as an independent nation.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: believe 
     
    I would much rather be found guilty of making a serious mistake in judgment, than to be accused of being even a little bit insincere.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: mistakes 
     
    Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of a community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation.
    — John Quincy Adams
    From the day of the Declaration...they (the American people) were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by the laws of The Gospel, which they nearly all, acknowledge as the rules of their conduct.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: law  rules  god  gospel  american 
     
    I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: poet  son 
     
    Whoever tells the best story wins.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: stories 
     
    The art of making love, muffled up in furs, in the open air, with the thermometer at Zero, is a Yankee invention.
    — John Quincy Adams
    Our Constitution rests on the good sense and the respect of the American people.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: people  respect  american 
     
    Is it not that in the chain of human events, the birthday of a nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity?
    — John Quincy Adams
    The Sermon on the Mount commands me to lay up for myself treasures, not upon earth, but in Heaven. My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: future  earth  christ  gospel  hope  heaven 
     
    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.
    — John Quincy Adams
    I do conscientiously and sincerely believe that the Order of Freemasonry, if not the greatest, is one of the greatest moral and political evils under which the Union is now laboring ... a conspiracy of the few against the equal rights of the many ...Masonry ought forever to be abolished. It is wrong - essentially wrong - a seed of evil, which can never produce any good.
    — John Quincy Adams
    Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. These qualities have ever been displayed in their mightiest perfection, as attendants in the retinue of strong passions.
    — John Quincy Adams
    Whenever vanity and gaiety, a love of pomp and dress, furniture, equipage, buildings, great company, expensive diversions, and elegant entertainments get the better of the principles and judgments of men and women, there is no knowing where they will stop, nor into what evils, natural, moral, or political, they will lead us.
    — John Quincy Adams
    Try and fail,but don't fail to try.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: fail 
     
    I speak as a man of the world to men of the world; and I say to you, Search the Scriptures! The Bible is the book of all others, to be read at all ages, and in all conditions of human life; not to be read once or twice or thrice through, and then laid aside, but to be read in small portions of one or two chapters every day, and never to be intermitted, unless by some overruling necessity.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: men  world  human  age  bible  book  read 
     
    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...
    — John Quincy Adams
    I have to study politics and war so that my sons can study mathematics, commerce and agriculture, so their sons can study poetry, painting and music.
    — John Quincy Adams
    ...he [Muhammad] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind...The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: god  war 
     
    The experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived.
    — John Quincy Adams
    If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: action  leader  learn  dreams  inspire 
     
    Slavery is the great and foul stain upon the North American Union.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: slavery  american 
     
    The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to determine whether a republican government is practicable in a nation or not.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: women  government 
     
    What is the right of the huntsman to the forest of a thousand miles over which he has accidentally ranged in quest of prey? Shall the fields and vallies, which a beneficent God has formed to teem with the life of innumerable multitudes, be condemned to everlasting barrenness?
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: right  god 
     
    Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: people  power  liberty 
     
    All that I ammy mother made me.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: mother 
     
    The law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code; it contained many statutes . . . of universal application-laws essential to the existence of men in society, and most of which have been enacted by every nation which ever professed any code of laws.
    — John Quincy Adams
    And may that Being who is supreme over all, the Patron of order, the Fountain of justice, and the Protector, in all ages of the world, of virtuous liberty, continue His blessing upon this nation and its government, and give it all possible success and duration, consistent with the ends of His providence.
    — John Quincy Adams
    My custom is to read four or five chapters of the Bible every morning immediately after rising. It seems to me the most suitable manner of beginning the day. It is an invaluable and inexhaustible mine of knowledge and virtue.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: virtue  bible  read 
     
    Civil liberty can be established on no foundation of human reason which will not at the same time demonstrate the right of religious freedom.
    — John Quincy Adams
    The will of the people is the source and the happiness of the people the end of all legitimate government upon earth.
    — John Quincy Adams
    All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: men  honesty  believe 
     
    Duty is ours, results are God's.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: god 
     
    I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement; battered by the winds and broken in on by the storms, and, from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair.
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: broken  learn 
     
    I have myself, for many years, made it a practice to read through the Bible once ever year.... My custom is, to read four to five chapters every morning immediately after rising from my bed. I employs about an hour of my time....
    — John Quincy Adams
    tags: time  bible  read  year 
     
    Religion, charity, pure benevolence, and morals, mingled up with superstitious rites and ferocious cruelty, form in their combination institutions the most powerful and the most pernicious that have ever afflicted mankind.
    — John Quincy Adams
    There is in the clergy of all Christian denominations a time-serving, cringing, subservient morality, as wide from the spirit of the gospel as it is from the intrepid assertion and vindication of truth.
    — John Quincy Adams
    I want a warm and faithful friend, To cheer the adverse hour; Who ne'er to flatter will descend, Nor bend the knee to power,- A friend to chide me when I'm wrong, My inmost soul to see; And that my friendship prove as strong For him as his for me.
    — John Quincy Adams
    Find a mission that you can give yourself over to and then spend your days moving that mission forward. Man is made so that when anything fires his soul the impossibilities vanish. The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.
    — John Quincy Adams
    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
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    john quincy adams
    Birth    : July 11, 1767
    Death  : February 28, 1848
    Occupation  : 6th U.S. President

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