(1735 - 1826)
The second President of the United States.
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John Adams Quotes and Quotations
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.
Had I been chosen president again, I am certain I could not have lived another year.
The four most miserable years of my life . . .
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.
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.
Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination.
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I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.