Best Quotes by John Adams (Top 10)

  1. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
  2. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
  3. There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.
  4. Always stand on principle....even if you stand alone.
  5. But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
  6. Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
  7. 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.
  8. Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
  9. Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
  10. We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.

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