John Quincy Adams Quotes

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.

And say not thou “My country right or wrong,” Nor shed thy blood for an unhallowed cause.

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

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.

I want the voice of honest praise To follow me behind. And to be thought, in the future days, The friend of humankind; That after-ages, as we rise, Exulting may proclaim, In choral union to the skies, Their blessing on my name.

Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel.

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

All the public business in Congress now connects itself with intrigues, and there is great danger that the whole government will degenerate into a struggle of cabals.

So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it, the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens to their country, and respectable members of society.

She has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when conflict has been for principles to which she clings, as to the last vital drop that visits the heart. She has seen that probably for centuries to come, all the contests of that Aceldama the European world, will be contests of inveterate power, […]