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Abigail Adams Quotes


Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken. .



Great necessities call forth great leaders.

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.

I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life....Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.

I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic

If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.




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