John Adams: His Words

By Daniel Coenn



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Copyright © 2014 by Daniel Coenn




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John Adams: His Words







I am determined to control events, not be controlled by them.”


“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”


“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”


“Always stand on principle....even if you stand alone.”


“The foundations of national morality must be laid in private families.”


“Ideology is the science of idiots.”


“The happiness of society is the end of government.”


“Power must never be trusted without a check.”


“A man ought to avow his opinions and defend them with boldness.”


“Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society. ”


“Admire and adore the Author of the telescopic universe, love and esteem the work, do all in your power to lessen ill, and increase good, but never assume to comprehend.”


“All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.”


“Among all the disappointments and perplexities which have fallen my share in life, nothing has contributed so much to support my mind as the


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Text: Daniel Coenn
Images: Daniel Coenn
Editing/Proofreading: Blago Kirof
Publication Date: 06-08-2014
ISBN: 978-3-7368-1857-6

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