Abigail Adams Quotes


18 Abigail Adams quotes:



"These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"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."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken."
"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence."
"Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could."
"If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: American Firstlady Quotes Hero Quotes
"We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."
"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."
"Great necessities call out great virtues."
"Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues."
"A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world."
"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.'"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Rest Quotes
"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.''"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"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"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes



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