More From John Quincy Adams
- "Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it."
- "Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
- "Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people."
More In Men
- "Time takes away the grief of men."― Desiderius Erasmus
- "Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."― Charles Dickens
- "Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away."― Charles Caleb Colton