John Adams

John Adams

American statesman, diplomat and political theorist. A leading champion of independence in 1776, he was the second President of the United States (17971801)
I would define liberty to be a power to do as we would be done by. The definition of liberty to be the power of doing whatever the law permits, meaning the civil laws, does not seem satisfactory.More John Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If the empire of superstition and hypocrisy should be overthrown, happy indeed will it be for the world; but if all religion and morality should be over-thrown with it, what advantage will be gained?More John Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no good government but what is republican. That the only valuable part of the British constitution is so; for the true idea of a republic is "an empire of laws, and not of men." That, as a republic is the best of governments, so that particular arrangement of the powers of society, or in other words, that form of government which is best contrived to secure an impartial and exact execution of the law, is the best of republics.More John Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We shall convince France and the world, that we are not a degraded people, humiliated under a colonial spirit of fear and a sense of inferiority, fitted to be the miserable instruments of foreign influence, and regardless of national honor, character, and interest.More John Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The destiny of America is to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to all men everywhere.More John Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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