Abigail Adams Quotes

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Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could.
— Abigail Adams

men

Would that my ability was equal to my inclination.

ability

Business once lost, does not easily return to the old hands.

business

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

perseverance difficulties

How difficult the task to quench the fire and the pride of private ambition.
— Abigail Adams

ambition

To be attentive to our guests is not only true kindness, but true politeness.
— Abigail Adams

guests

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardour and diligence.
— Abigail Adams

learning

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

action

Power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, "Give, Give."
— Abigail Adams

power

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
— Abigail Adams

learning

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

learning

Gardening in England is a hobby, about midway on the social scale between throwing darts and composing sonnets.

garden

How is it possible, that the love of gain and the lust of domination should render the human mind so callous to every principle of honor, generosity, and benevolence?
— Abigail Adams

greed lust

It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific nation, that great characters are formed.  The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.
— Abigail Adams

greatness difficulties character

And now let me ask you, my friend, whether you do not think, that many of our disappointments and much of our unhappiness arise from our forming false notions of things and persons.
— Abigail Adams

happiness unhappiness disappointment

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

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