The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing. by John Adams
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Top 5 quotes from John Adams
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."
"We're in a war, dammit! We're going to have to offend somebody!"
"You are apprehensive of monarchy; I, of aristocracy. I would therefore have given more power to the President and less to the Senate."
"There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live."
"Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war."
Top 5 quotes from Freedom
"It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever."
"The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing."
"A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man."
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
"Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single authority or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and has something to offer."