100000+ Famous Inspirational Quotations


REMEMBER, DEMOCRACY NEVER LASTS LONG. IT SOON WASTES, EXHAUSTS, AND MURDERS ITSELF. THERE NEVER WAS A DEMOCRACY YET THAT DID NOT COMMIT SUICIDE.
- JOHN ADAMS



THE HAPPINESS OF SOCIETY IS THE END OF GOVERNMENT.
- JOHN ADAMS

THE PROPOSITION THAT THE PEOPLE ARE THE BEST KEEPERS OF THEIR OWN LIBERTIES IS NOT TRUE. THEY ARE THE WORST CONCEIVABLE, THEY ARE NO KEEPERS AT ALL; THEY CAN NEITHER JUDGE, ACT, THINK, OR WILL, AS A POLITICAL BODY.
- JOHN ADAMS

THERE ARE TWO EDUCATIONS. ONE SHOULD TEACH US HOW TO MAKE A LIVING AND THE OTHER HOW TO LIVE.
- JOHN ADAMS

THERE IS DANGER FROM ALL MEN. THE ONLY MAXIM OF A FREE GOVERNMENT OUGHT TO BE TO TRUST NO MAN LIVING WITH POWER TO ENDANGER THE PUBLIC LIBERTY.
- JOHN ADAMS

THINK OF YOUR FOREFATHERS! THINK OF YOUR POSTERITY.
- JOHN ADAMS

WHEN PEOPLE TALK OF THE FREEDOM OF WRITING, SPEAKING OR THINKING I CANNOT CHOOSE BUT LAUGH. NO SUCH THING EVER EXISTED. NO SUCH THING NOW EXISTS; BUT I HOPE IT WILL EXIST. BUT IT MUST BE HUNDREDS OF YEARS AFTER YOU AND I SHALL WRITE AND SPEAK NO MORE.
- JOHN ADAMS

WHERE ANNUAL ELECTIONS END WHERE SLAVERY BEGINS.
- JOHN ADAMS

YESTERDAY THE GREATEST QUESTION WAS DECIDED WHICH EVER WAS DEBATED IN AMERICA; AND A GREATER PERHAPS NEVER WAS, NOR WILL BE, DECIDED AMONG MEN. A RESOLUTION WAS PASSED WITHOUT ONE DISSENTING COLONY, ''THAT THESE UNITED COLONIES ARE, AND OF RIGHT OUGHT TO BE, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES.''
- JOHN 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

COURAGE AND PERSEVERANCE HAVE A MAGICAL TALISMAN, BEFORE WHICH DIFFICULTIES DISAPPEAR AND OBSTACLES VANISH INTO AIR.
- JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE HAVE A MAGICAL EFFECT BEFORE WHICH DIFFICULTIES DISAPPEAR AND OBSTACLES VANISH.
- JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

WHERE ANNUAL ELECTIONS END WHERE SLAVERY BEGINS.
- JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

CERTAIN IS IT THAT THERE IS NO KIND OF AFFECTION SO PURELY ANGELIC AS OF A FATHER TO A DAUGHTER. IN LOVE TO OUR WIVES THERE IS DESIRE; TO OUR SONS, AMBITION; BUT TO OUR DAUGHTERS THERE IS SOMETHING WHICH THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

MEN MAY CHANGE THEIR CLIMATE, BUT THEY CANNOT CHANGE THEIR NATURE. A MAN THAT GOES OUT A FOOL CANNOT RIDE OR SAIL HIMSELF INTO COMMON SENSE.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

A WOMAN SELDOM ASKS ADVICE BEFORE SHE HAS BOUGHT HER WEDDING CLOTHES.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

AN OSTENTATIOUS MAN WILL RATHER RELATE A BLUNDER OR AN ABSURDITY HE HAS COMMITTED, THAN BE DEBARRED FROM TALKING OF HIS OWN DEAR PERSON.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

CONTENT THYSELF TO BE OBSCURELY GOOD. WHEN VICE PREVAILS, AND IMPIOUS MEN BEAR SWAY, THE POST OF HONOR IS A PRIVATE STATION.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

COURAGE THAT GROWS FROM CONSTITUTION OFTEN FORSAKES A MAN WHEN HE HAS OCCASION FOR IT; COURAGE WHICH ARISES FROM A SENSE OF DUTY ACTS ;IN A UNIFORM MANNER.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

ETERNITY! THOU PLEASING, DREADFUL THOUGHT.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

EXERCISE FERMENTS THE HUMORS, CASTS THEM INTO THEIR PROPER CHANNELS, THROWS OFF REDUNDANCIES, AND HELPS NATURE IN THOSE SECRET DISTRIBUTIONS, WITHOUT WHICH THE BODY CANNOT SUBSIST IN ITS VIGOR, NOR THE SOUL ACT WITH CHEERFULNESS.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

FRIENDSHIP IMPROVES HAPPINESS, AND ABATES MISERY, BY DOUBLING OUR JOYS, AND DIVIDING OUR GRIEF.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

FRIENDSHIPS, IN GENERAL, ARE SUDDENLY CONTRACTED; AND THEREFORE IT IS NO WONDER THEY ARE EASILY DISSOLVED.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

GOOD NATURE IS MORE AGREEABLE IN CONVERSATION THAN WIT AND GIVES A CERTAIN AIR TO THE COUNTENANCE WHICH IS MORE AMIABLE THAN BEAUTY.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

HE WHO WOULD PASS HIS DECLINING YEARS WITH HONOR AND COMFORT, SHOULD, WHEN YOUNG, CONSIDER THAT HE MAY ONE DAY BECOME OLD, AND REMEMBER WHEN HE IS OLD, THAT HE HAS ONCE BEEN YOUNG.
- JOSEPH ADDISON