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John Adams
John Adams
(1735 - 1826)
The second President of the United States.
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In esse I am nothing; in posse I am everything.
I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.
- John Adams | Parenthood Quotes
Had I been chosen president again, I am certain I could not have lived another year.
- John Adams | The Presidency Quotes
The four most miserable years of my life . . .
- John Adams | The Presidency Quotes
If I had refused to institute a negotiation or had not persevered in it, I would have been degraded in my own estimation as a man of honor.
player: Can I reach it with a five iron? caddie: Eventually.
- John Adams | Sports Quotes
Every man in it is a great man, an orator, a critic, a statesman; and therefore every man upon every question must show his oratory, his criticism, and his political abilities.
- John Adams | Congress Quotes
Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination.
- John Adams | Patriotism Quotes


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I think and think for months, for years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
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