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Abigail Smith Adams quotes (6)

These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life or in the repose of a pacific station that great challenges are formed.... Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Smith Adams   Category: Character

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 Smith Adams   Category: Feminist

We have too many high sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Smith Adams   Category: Action

I can not say that I think you very generous to the Ladies for whilst you are proclaiming peace and good will to Men Emancipating all Nations you insist upon retaining an absolute power over Wives.
Abigail Smith Adams   Category: Unsorted

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power whether vested in many or a few is ever grasping and like the grave cries Give give!
Abigail Smith Adams   Category: Government

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 Smith Adams   Category: History