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John Adams quotes "inspirational presidential quotations"

John Adams was a first Vice president and second president of the United States.


He lived a full, long life and at the age of respectable ninety years John Adams whispered his last words "Thomas Jefferson survives!". There is little bit irony in that, because Jefferson had died few hours earlier of John's words in July 4th, 1826.


Here is 25 inspirational quotes by John Adams - a great man - who was one of the most important Founding Fathers of United States, and who:

  • Was the first president to live in White House.
  • Spent night in the same bed as Benjamin Franklin.
  • wrote over 1100 letters to her wife!



Presidential quotes by John Adams


01. You will ever remember that all the end of study is to make you a good man and a useful citizen.



02. You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket. TWEET THIS



03. Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.



04. Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.



05. The furnace of affliction produces refinement, in states as well as individuals.



06. A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.



07. Let every sluice of knowledge be opened and set a-flowing.



08. Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially of the lower class of people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.



09. The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know...Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.



10. It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue



11. I want to see my wife and children every day, I want to see my grass and blossoms and corn ... But above all, except the wife and children, I want to see my books.



12. I discovered books and read forever



13. Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose.



14. The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.



15. Everything in life should be done with reflection.



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



17. Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.



18. I am determined to control events, not be controlled by them. TWEET THIS



19. Always stand on principle….even if you stand alone.



20. To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do. TWEET THIS



21. 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.



22. Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.


23. There are two types of education… One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.



24. Thanks to God that he gave me stubbornness when I know I am right. TWEET THIS



25. A taste for literature and a turn for business, united in the same person, never fails to make a great man. TWEET THIS


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