Abigail Adams Quotes

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Born: November 22, 1744, Weymouth, Massachusetts
Birth Country: USA
Died: Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S., October 28, 1818
Occupation: Politician

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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