John Quincy Adams

It is of no use to discover our own faults and infirmities unless the discovery prompts up to amendment.

John Quincy Adams

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America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.

John Quincy Adams

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It is among the evils of slavery that it taints the very sources of moral principle. It establishes false estimates of virtue and vice: for what can be more false and heartless than this doctrine which makes the first and holiest rights of humanity to depend upon the color of the skin?

John Quincy Adams

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Democracy, pure democracy, has at least its foundation in a generous theory of human rights. It is founded on the natural equality of mankind. It is the cornerstone of the Christian religion. It is the first element of all lawful government upon earth.

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Where annual elections end where slavery begins.

John Quincy Adams

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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

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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

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