John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams
  • Born: July 11, 1767
  • Died: February 23, 1848
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John Quincy Adams was an American statesman who served as the sixth president of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He served as the eighth United States secretary of state immediately before becoming president. During his long diplomatic and political career, Adams also served as an ambassador, and represented Massachusetts as a United States Senator and as a member of the United States House of Representatives. He was the eldest son of John Adams, who served as president from 1797 to 1801. Initially a Federalist like his father, he won election to the presidency as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, and in the mid-1830s became affiliated with the Whig Party.

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Anonymous Adams Men National Republican Party
Anonymous Old Man Eloquent
John Adams Methought I heard him say, "Ay! I am fairly out, and you fairly in. See which of us will be the happiest.
John Quincy Adams No man who ever held the office of President would congratulate a friend on obtaining it. He will make one man ungrateful, and a hundred men his enemies, for every office he can bestow.
Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams Show yourself if only for a week ... If harm comes of it I promise never to advise you again.
Thomas Hart Benton Where could death have found him but at the post of duty.
Richard Brookhiser John Adams and John Quincy Adams had six sons. Two of these were great statesman and four were drunks. For the Adams family it was the White House or the Ale House …. Family pressure is part of what drives people to drink.
Philip Hone Every city and town at which he [John Quincy Adams] arrives sends out its multitudes to welcome "the old man eloquent.
Andrew Jackson I never war against females, and it is only the base and cowardly that do.
Andrew Jackson Was there ever such a bare-faced corruption in any country before?
John Stuart Mill We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we are sure, stifling would be an evil still.
Andrew Jackson Is Mr. [John Quincy] Adams demented, or is he perversely wicked? Both, I think, and Adams ought to be confined to a hospital.
Anonymous The Madman from Massachusetts
Rutherford B. Hayes I grow more conservative every day on the question of removals. On ex parte statements, I have made mistakes in removing men who, perhaps, ought to have been retained, and in appointing wrong men. Not many removals have been made. Less than any Administration since John Q. Adams. But I shall be more cautious in future; make removals only in clear cases, and appoint only on the best and fullest evidence of fitness.
John Randolph It is my duty to leave nothing undone that I may lawfully do, to pull down this administration....
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(We have allocated $500,000) for purchases of territory from the Indians and payment of annuities to them. Minorities & Women
... for the benefit of the wild beasts as well as the savage nations .... To make the wilderness blossom as the rose, to establish laws, to increase, multiply, and subdue the earth [see Genesis 1:28]. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
[America should be a] nation, coextensive with the North American continent, destined by God and nature to be the most populous and powerful people ever combined under one social compact. States. Nations & Nationhood
[America] well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standards of freedom …. She might become the dictatress of the world. She would no longer be the ruler of her own spirit. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
[Martin] Van Buren says he considers it as a misfortune when any office to be filled by him becomes vacant, and thinks patronage rather a burden than a benefit. Patronage & Pork Barrel
[Of newspaper editors:] There is not one of them whose friendship is worth buying, nor one whose enmity is not formidable. They are a sort of assassins who sit with loaded blunderbusses at the corner of streets and fire them off for hire or for sport at any passenger whom they select. They are principally foreigners. Media, Journalism & The Press
[Thomas Jefferson is:] ... a slur upon the moral government of the world. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
… a barbarian who could not write one sentence of grammar. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
… she [America] goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. She will commend the general cause by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example. She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
…the doctrine of a supreme, intelligent, wise, almighty sovereign of the universe, which I believe to be the great essential principle of all morality, and consequently of all civilization. Religion & God ;Government ;Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
A dissolution of the Union for the cause of slavery would be followed by a servile war in the slave-holding States, combined with a war between the two severed portions of the Union. It seems to me that its result must be the extirpation of slavery from this whole continent. Discrimination & Prejudice ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
A man who can refuse no favor to any man. He would recommend ten persons for one and the same place rather than say no to any one of them.
A stranger would think that the people of the United States had no other occupation than electioneering. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
About one-half of the members of Congress are seekers for office at the nomination of the President. Of the remainder, at least one-half have some appointment or favor to ask for their relatives. Parks & Recreation
All ladies arriving here as strangers it seems expect to be visited by the wives of the heads of the departments and even by the President’s wife. Mrs. Madison subjected herself to this torture, … but from which having begun the practice, she never found an opportunity of receding from. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Ambition of military fame, ambition over female virtue, was the duplicate ruling passion of his life. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
America is the friend of all the liberties of the world. She is the guardian only of her own. Freedom & Liberty ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
America, in the assembly of nations, since her admission among them, has invariably, though often fruitlessly, held forth to them the hand of honest friendship, of equal freedom, of generous reciprocity. She has uniformly spoken among them, though often to heedless and often to disdainful ears, the language of equal liberty, of equal justice, and of equal rights. She has, in the lapse of nearly half a century, without a single exception, respected the independence of other nations while asserting and maintaining her own. 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 … Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Americans have endeavored to soar as high as European bards. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Americans look foward to their posterity rather than backward to their ancestors. Human Nature
Among the first, perhaps the very first, instrument for the improvement of the condition of men is knowledge, and to the acquisition of much of the knowledge adapted to the wants, the comforts, and enjoyments of human life public institutions and seminaries of learning are essential. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
And so I am launched again upon the faithless wave of politics. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
At the [U. S.] House [of Representatives], Stephen Douglas, of Illinois, the author of the majority report from the Committee of Elections, had taken the floor last evening, and now raved out his hour in abusive invective upon the members who had pointed out its slanders, and upon the Whig party. His face was convulsed, his gesticulations frantic, and he lashed himself into such a heat that if his body had been made of combustible matter it would have burnt out. In the midst of his roaring, to save himself from choking, he stripped off and cast away his cravat, unbuttoned his waistcoat, and had the air and aspect of a half-naked pugilist. And this man comes from a judicial bench, and passes for an eloquent orator! Oratory, Discussion & Debate
At the establishment of the Federal Government under the present Constitution of the United States the principle was adopted of considering them (Native Americans) foreign and independent powers and also as proprietors of lands. They were … considered as savages, whom it was our policy and our duty to use our influence in converting to Christianity and in bringing within the pale of civilization. As independent powers, we negotiated with them by treaties; as proprietors, we purchased of them all the lands which we could prevail upon them to sell; as brethren of the human race, rude and ignorant, we endeavored to bring them to the knowledge of religion and letters. The ultimate design was to incorporate in our own institutions that portion of them which could be converted to the state of civilization. Before our Revolution, they had been considered as children to be governed; as tenants at discretion, to be dispossessed as occasion might require; as hunters to be indemnified by trifling concessions for removal from the grounds from which their game was extirpated. In changing the system it would seem as if a full contemplation of the consequences of the change had not been taken. We have been far more successful in the acquisition of their lands than in imparting to them the principles or inspiring them with the spirit of civilization… when we have had the rare good fortune of teaching them the arts of civilization and the doctrines of Christianity we have unexpectedly found them forming in the midst of ourselves communities claiming to be independent of ours and rivals of sovereignty within the territories of the members of our Union. This state of things requires that a remedy should be provided -- a remedy which, while it shall do justice to those unfortunate children of nature, may secure to the members of our confederation their rights of sovereignty and of soil. Minorities & Women
Commenting on President James Monroe's reluctance to deal with corruption:] He rather turns his eye from misconduct, and betrays a sensation of pain when it is presented directly to him. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Could I have chosen my own genius, I should have made myself a great poet. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Eustis has republican principle enough to admire rotation-in-office, and patriotism enough to serve his country as collector of customs at Boston. Dearborn is equally patriotic but not just now so much an admirer of rotation. This principle is, indeed, more congenial to republicans out of than to those in office.
Every planter South of the Potomac has three votes in effect for every five slaves he keeps in bondage; while a New England farmer who contributes ten-fold as much to the support of the Government has only a single vote. Voters, Voting & Elections ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
Freedom of the press and of religious opinion should be inviolate. Freedom & Liberty
Gag Rule English, Languages & Bilingualism
General [Thomas] Metcalfe, member of the House from Kentucky ... is the Administration candidate for Governor of the State, and according to the usage of that part of the country, must before the election travel round the State and offer himself to the people and solicit their votes. His competitor has already made his canvassing tour. Voters, Voting & Elections
Go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
He is a slave-monger whose talents are not above mediocrity, and with a spirit incapable of expansion to the dimensions of the station upon which he has been cast by the hand of Providence Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
He is, like almost all the eminent men of this country, only half educated. His morals, public and private, are loose. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
His tongue drips poison. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
I am not using the word slavery. I am simply reading from the petitions I have received from my constituents wishing Congress to redress their grievances. Legislating & Legislative Process ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
I had a visit from Mr. James Buchanan, Secretary of State. He told me that he had formerly visited my father at Quincy [MA], and said that in speaking to him of some of the Tories during our Revolutionary War, he said they were men of great respectability, fine talents, and excellent private character, but that they were all deplorably loyal—an epithet which Mr. Buchanan said had greatly diverted him. Loyalty & Loyalty Oaths
I hold the resolution to be a direct violation of the constitution, the rules of this house and the rights of my constituents. It is for the sacredness of the right to petition that I have adopted this course. Blessed, forever blessed, be the name of God. Constitution / Bills & Declaratiobns of Rights ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
I never had asked, and never should ask, the vote of any person for any office. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I often begin a thought with spirit and finish it with nonsense. The chain of my argument often escapes me, and when lost can seldom be retrieved. These faults are so overpowering that I should sink into perpetual silence were it not that sometimes in ardor of debate, when my feelings are wound up to a high tone, elocution pours itself along with unusual rapidity, and I have passages which would not shame a good speaker; this is the only thing that makes me tolerable to others or to myself. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
I passed an entirely sleepless night. The iniquity of the bill and the disreputable means by which so partial and unjust a distribution had been effected, agitated me so that I could not close my eyes. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I will devote none of my time to developing laws to increase my own patronage and multiply canvassers [electors] in my favor. Patronage & Pork Barrel
I will not dismiss, or drop from Executive offices, able and faithful political opponents to provide for my own partisans.
If we should come to an issue with the world, let us keep it off as long as possible. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being … Miscellaneous
In politics as in private life, [Henry] Clay is essentially a gamester, and, with a vigorous intellect, an ardent spirit, a handsome elocution, though with a mind very defective in elementary knowledge, and a very undigested system of ethics, he has all the qualities which belong to that class of human characters. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
In this country, politicians of desperate private fortunes always find the means of keeping themselves above water as public men. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
In upwards of half a century, this is the first instance of a Vice President's being called to act as President of the United States, and brings to the test that provision of the Constitution which places in the Executive chair a man never thought of for that office by anybody. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
It has become a sort of by-word among the common people here that the two Russian Generals who have conquered Napoleon and all his Marshalls are General Famine and Genera Frost.. War & Peace
It were, indeed, a vain and dangerous illusion to believe that in the present or probable condition of human society a commerce so extensive and so rich as ours could exist and be pursued in safety without the continual support of a military marine -- the only arm by which the power of this Confederacy can be estimated or felt by foreign nations, and the only standing military force which can never be dangerous to our own liberties at home. Military & Veterans ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Keep what is yours, but leave the rest of the continent to us. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
Marshall has cemented the Union which the crafty and quixotic democracy of Jefferson had a perpetual tendency to dissolve. States. Nations & Nationhood
My return to public life in a subordinate station is disagreeable to my family, and disapproved by some of my friends. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
Neither truth, reason, nor justice consists in stubbornness of assertion, nor in the repetition of error. Negotiating & Negotiations
Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. Power
No man who ever held the office of President would congratulate a friend on obtaining it. He will make one man ungrateful, and a hundred men his enemies, for every office he can bestow. Patronage & Pork Barrel
No person could be degraded by serving the people as a Representative to Congress. Nor in my opinion would an ex-President of the United States be degraded by serving as a selectman of his town, if elected thereto by the people. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Nothing appeared rich but the churches, nobody fat but the clergy. Religion & God
On the comparatively small territorial surface of Europe there are existing upward of 130 light-houses of the skies while in the American hemisphere there is not one. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Our Constitution professedly rests upon the good sense and attachment of the people. This basis, weak as it may appear, has not yet been found to fail. Constitution / Bills & Declaratiobns of Rights
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. Religion & God ;Government ;Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Polk...is just qualified for an eminent County Court lawyer....He has no wit, no literature, no point of argument, no gracefulness of delivery, no eloquence of language, no philosophy, no pathos, no felicitous impromptus; nothing that can constitute an orator, but confidence, fluency, and labor. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
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. Freedom & Liberty
Science, liberty, and religion . . . have an inseparable union. Without their joint influence no society can be great, flourishing, or happy. Religion & God ;Freedom & Liberty ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Slavery establishes false estimates of virtue and vice. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
Slavery is a slow poison to the morals of any community where it exists. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
Such is human nature, in the gigantic intellect, the envious temper, the ravenous ambition, and the rotten heart of Daniel Webster. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The annexation of Cuba to our federal republic will be indispensable to the continuance and integrity of the Union itself. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
The annexation of Texas to this union is the blast of the trumpet for a foreign, civil, servile, and Indian war, of which the Government of your country, fallen into faithless hands, have already twice given the signal .… Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity! Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
The constitution of the judiciary, experimental and imperfect as it was even in the infancy of our existing Government, is yet more inadequate to the administration of national justice at our present maturity. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The country well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own … she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standards of freedom. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
the cultivation and encouragement of the mechanic and of the elegant arts, the advancement of literature, and the progress of the sciences, ornamental and profound. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
The establishment of a naval academy, furnishing the means of theoretic instruction to the youths who devote their lives to the service of their country upon the ocean, still solicits the sanction of the Legislature. Practical seamanship and the art of navigation may be acquired on the cruises of the squadrons which from time to time are dispatched to distant seas, but a competent knowledge even of the art of ship building, the higher mathematics, and astronomy; the literature which can place our officers on a level of polished education with the officers of other maritime nations; the knowledge of the laws, municipal and national, which in their intercourse with foreign states and their governments are continually called into operation, and, above all, that acquaintance with the principles of honor and justice, with the higher obligations of morals and of general laws, human and divine, which constitutes the great distinction between the warrior-patriot and the licensed robber and pirate -- these can be systematically taught and eminently acquired only in a permanent school, stationed upon the shore and provided with the teachers, the instruments, and the books conversant with and adapted to the communication of the principles of these respective sciences to the youthful and inquiring mind Military & Veterans
The firmest security of peace is the preparation during peace of the defenses of war. Military & Veterans
The great effort of my administration was to mature into a permanent and regular system the application of all the superfluous revenue of the Union into internal improvement which at this day would have afforded high wages and constant employment to hundreds of thousands of laborers, and in which every dollar of the public lands would have repaid itself fourfold in the enhanced value of the public lands. Public Works & Natural Resources
The great object of the civil government is the improvement of those who are members of the civil compact. Miscellaneous
The greatest beggar and the most troublesome of all the office seekers during my Administration was General Harrison. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The heroic struggles of the Greeks themselves, in which our warmest sympathies as free men and Christians have been engaged, have continued to be maintained with vicissitudes of success adverse and favorable. War & Peace
The legislation of one nation is sometimes intentionally made to bear heavily upon the interests of another. That legislation, adapted, as it is meant to be, to the special interests of its own people, will often press most unequally upon the several component interests of its neighbors. Discrimination & Prejudice
The metre will surround the globe in use as well as in multiplied extension; and one language of weights and measures will be spoken from the equator to the poles. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The Mexican War was an outrageous war. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The Military Academy at West Point … recommends itself more and more to the patronage of the nation, and the numbers of meritorious officers which it forms and introduces to the public service furnishes the means of multiplying the undertakings of the public improvements to which their acquirements at that institution are peculiarly adapted. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The military should be kept in strict subordination to the civil power. Military & Veterans
The object of taxation is to raise a revenue for discharging the debts and defraying the expenses of the community, its operation should be adapted as much as possible to suit the burden with equal hand upon all in proportion with their ability of bearing it without oppression. Taxes
The origins of the two republics are so much alike that the history of one seems but a transcript of the other: so that every Dutchman instructed in the subject must pronounce the American Revolution just and necessary … an action which has been approved and applauded by mankind and justified by the decision of Heaven … Diplomacy & Diplomats
The portion of the naval force of the Union in actual service has been chiefly employed on three stations -- the Mediterranean, the coasts of South America bordering on the Pacific Ocean, and the West Indies Power ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The presidency of the United States was an office neither to be sought nor declined. To pay money for securing it directly or indirectly, was in my opinion incorrect in principle. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
The public history of all countries, and all ages, is bet a sort of mask, richly colored. The interior working of the machinery must be foul. History
The purchasers of public lands are among the most useful of our fellow citizens …. Under the system of sales, matured as it has been by experience, and adapted to the exigencies of the times, the lands will continue as they have become, an abundant source of revenue. Housing
The pursuit of happiness … calls for the institution of government to regulate and adjust the collisions and passions of society incident to the existence of a civil society. Regulation & Deregulation
The Republics of Colombia, of Mexico, and of Central America have already deputed plenipotentiaries to … a meeting, and they have invited the United States to be also represented there by their ministers. The invitation has been accepted, and ministers on the part of the United States will be commissioned to attend at those deliberations, and to take part in them so far as may be compatible with that neutrality from which it is neither our intention nor the desire of the other American States that we should depart. Diplomacy & Diplomats ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The respective powers of the President and Congress of the United States, in the case of war with foreign powers are yet undetermined. Perhaps they can never be defined. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
The right must ... yield to the expedient. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
The tendency of the spirit of the age is strong toward religious liberty. Freedom & Liberty
The very first instrument for the improvement of the condition of men is knowledge. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology ;Social Sciences
The will of the people is the source and the happiness of the people the end of all legitimate government upon earth. Democracies & Republics
There is in the clergy of all Christian denominations a time-serving, cringing, subservient morality, as wide from the spirit of the gospel as it is from the intrepid assertion and vindication of truth. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
There is no community of interests or of principles between North and South America. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity! Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
This hand to tyrants ever sworn the foe, For Freedom only deals the deadly blow; Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade, For gentle peace in Freedom’s hallowed shade. Freedom & Liberty
This is the last of earth! I am content. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
This mode of electioneering suited neither my taste nor my principles. I though it equally unsuitable to my personal character and to the station in which I am placed. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
This policy and drill [of political parties], first organized by Thomas Jefferson, first accomplish his election, and established the Virginia Dynasty of twenty-four years, a perpetual practical contradiction of its own principles. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
This shuffling trick of misstating the question, and setting up a man of straw to make a pompous demonstration of knocking him down, is the measure of the capacity of [Congressman] Edward Black and of the majority of the House [of Representatives]. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is ... the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Treaties of commerce have been found by experience to be among the most effective instruments for promoting peace and harmony between nations whose interests, exclusively considered on either side, are brought into frequent collisions by competition. In framing such treaties it is the duty of each party not simply to urge with unyielding pertinacity that which suits its own interest, but to concede liberally to that which is adapted to the interest of the other. To accomplish this, little more is generally required than a simple observance of the rule of reciprocity, and were it possible for the states- men of 1 nation by stratagem and management to obtain from the weakness or ignorance of another an over-reaching treaty, such a compact would prove an incentive to war rather than a bond of peace. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We have a pinhead for the Czar of Russia Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
We should contest the right of Russia to any territorial establishment, and that we should assume distinctly the principle that the American continents are no longer subjects for any new European colonial establishments. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Were we to slumber in indolence or fold up our arms and proclaim to the world that we are palsied by the will of our constituents, would it not be to cast away the bounties of Providence and doom ourselves to perpetual inferiority. Legislating & Legislative Process
What can be more false and heartless than this doctrine which makes the first and holiest rights of humanity to depend on the color of the skin. Discrimination & Prejudice ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Why take sides in the fractious squabbles of a quarrelsome continent? Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Women are not only justified, but exhibit the most exalted virtue, when they do depart from the domestic circle, and enter upon the concerns of their country, of humanity and of their God. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. Leaders & Leadership
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. Patience
The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity. Government
Where annual elections end where slavery begins.