John Quincy Adams Quotes

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

John Quincy Adams

"Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel"

John Quincy Adams

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other

John Quincy Adams

A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.

John Quincy Adams

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

John Quincy Adams

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.

John Quincy Adams

Every temptation is an opportunity of our getting nearer to God.

John Quincy Adams

Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of a community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation.

John Quincy Adams

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.

John Quincy Adams

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams

In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow-men, not knowing what they do.

John Quincy Adams

Duty is ours; results are God's

John Quincy Adams

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.

John Quincy Adams
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