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"Had I been chosen President again, I am certain I could not have lived another year." -
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Top 5 quotes from John Adams
"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."
"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."
Top 5 quotes from Presidency
"I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to."
"I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a President, and I think I'll go along with them."
"PRESIDENCY, n. The greased pig in the field game of American politics."
"A President either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a single moment."
"PRESIDENT, n. The leading figure in a small group of men of whom and of whom only it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for President."