Abigail Adams quotes

  • Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Education #Learning #School

  • A people fired ... with love of their country and of liberty, a zeal for the public good, and a noble emulation of glory, will not be disheartened or dispirited by a succession of unfortunate events. But like them, may we learn by defeat the power of becoming invincible.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Country #People #Liberty

  • We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Communication #Diversity #Political

  • Great necessities call out great virtues.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Inspirational #Women #Memorable

  • I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Views #Numbers #Intelligence

  • If we mean to have Heroes, Statesmen and Philosophers, we should have learned women. The world perhaps would laugh at me, and accuse me of vanity, but you I know have a mind too enlarged and liberal to disregard the Sentiment. If much depends as is allowed upon the early Education of youth and the first principals which are instill'd take the deepest root, great benefit must arise from literary accomplishments in women.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Hero #Mean #Vanity

  • If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Women #Memorable #Law

  • My bursting heart must find vent at my pen.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Women #Heart #Bursting

  • These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Character #Wish #Endurance

  • These are the times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised, and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Hero #Heart #Character

  • I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Life #Believe #Men

  • Its never to late to get back on your feet though we wont live forever make sure you accomplish what you were put here for
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Feet #Forever #Accomplish

  • Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Broken Heart #Power #Broken Promises

  • Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Perseverance #4th Of July #May

  • Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Retirement #Lessons #Leisure

  • If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Women #Hero #Mean

  • Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Wedding #Husband #Women

  • To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Men #Few Words #Duty

  • My Dear Son... remember that you are accountable to your Maker for all your words and actions.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Son #Action #Remember

  • I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Wisdom #Power #Men

  • It is to me a most affecting thing to hear myself prayed for, in particular as I do every day in the week, and disposes me to bear with more composure, some disagreeable circumstances that attend my situation.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Bears #Week #Circumstances

  • The habits of a vigorous mind are born in contending with difficulties.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Challenges #Mind #Habit

  • posterity who are to reap the blessings will scarcely be able to conceive the hardships and sufferings of their ancestors.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Blessing #Suffering #Hardship

  • I hate to complain...No one is without difficulties, whether in high or low life, and every person knows best where their own shoe pinches.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Hate #Shoes #Complaining

  • When he is wounded, I bleed. {page 262 of John Adams}
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Pages #Wounded

  • But let no person say what they would or would not do, since we are not judges for ourselves until circumstances call us to act.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Judging #Circumstances #Persons

  • Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Daughter #Mother #Female Empowerment

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