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A collection of notable quotations from a variety of Early Modern Era individuals. See the Guide for more details.
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All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.— John Quincy Adams
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.— John Quincy Adams
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.— John Quincy Adams
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.— John Quincy Adams
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.— John Quincy Adams
Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.— John Quincy Adams
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.— John Quincy Adams
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.— John Quincy Adams
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.— John Quincy Adams
Where annual elections end where slavery begins.— John Quincy Adams

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