Abigail Adams Quotes

Who is Abigail Adams?

Abigail Adams was the wife and closest advisor of President John Adams, as well as the mother of President John Quincy Adams. Together with Barbara Bush, Abigail Adams is the only First Lady to be the wife of one, and the mother of another President of the United States.

Born November 22, 1744
Died October 28, 1818

Best 14 Quotes by Abigail Adams

“A people may let a king fall, yet still remain a people, but if a king let his people slip from him, he is no longer a king.”

“Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.”

“Great learning and superior abilities will be of little value and small estimation unless virtue, honor, truth, and integrity are added to them.”

“History is not a web woven with innocent hands. Among all the causes which degrade and demoralize men, power is the most constant and most active.”

“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.”

“If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.”

“It's never too late to get back on your feet. Though we won't live forever, make sure you accomplish what you were put here for.”

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

“Many of our disappointments and much of our unhappiness arise from our forming false notions of things and persons.”

“No one is without their difficulties, whether in high, or low life, and every person knows best where their own shoe pinches.”

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

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

Letter to John Quincy Adams Quotes

“Great necessities call out great virtues.”

Letter to John Quincy Adams

Letters of Mrs. Adams: the wife of John Adams Quotes

“My dear son, remember that you are accountable to your Maker for all your words and actions.”

Letters of Mrs. Adams: the wife of John Adams

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