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John Quincy Adams quotes (10)

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
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Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
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America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
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Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
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Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.
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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.
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Where annual elections end where slavery begins.
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