Abigail Adams Quotes

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Abigail Adams Quotes
A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world.
Abigail Adams

A people fired ... with love of their country and of liberty, a zeal for the public good, and a noble emulation of glory, will not be disheartened or dispirited by a succession of unfortunate events. But like them, may we learn by defeat the power of becoming invincible.
Abigail Adams

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
Abigail Adams

But let no person say what they would or would not do, since we are not judges for ourselves until circumstances call us to act.
Abigail Adams

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
Abigail Adams

Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.
Abigail Adams

Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams

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.'
Abigail Adams

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.
Abigail Adams

I hate to complain...No one is without difficulties, whether in high or low life, and every person knows best where their own shoe pinches.
Abigail Adams

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.
Abigail Adams

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.
Abigail Adams

If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
Abigail Adams

Its never to late to get back on your feet though we wont live forever make sure you accomplish what you were put here for
Abigail Adams

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
Abigail Adams

My bursting heart must find vent at my pen.
Abigail Adams

Remember the Ladies.
Abigail Adams

The habits of a vigorous mind are born in contending with difficulties.
Abigail Adams

These are the 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. When a mind is raised, and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman.
Abigail Adams

To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.
Abigail Adams

We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams

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.
Abigail Adams

When he is wounded, I bleed.
Abigail Adams

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams
 
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