Tag Archives: John Adams

First Principles: No Subject Shall Be Restrained…For Worshipping God In the Manner Most Agreeable To the Dictates of His Own Conscience

“It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Should Be Your Care, Therefore, and Mine, To Elevate the Minds of Our Children and Exalt Their Courage

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Foundation of National Morality Must Be Laid In Private Families

“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families.” – John Adams (1778)

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First Principles: Let Justice Be Done Though The Heavens Should Fall

“Let justice be done though the heavens should fall.” – John Adams (1777)

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First Principles: Children Should Be Educated and Instructed In the Principles of Freedom

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” – John Adams (1787)

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First Principles: Let Justice Be Done Though The Heavens Should Fall

“Let justice be done though the heavens should fall.” – John Adams (1777)    

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First Principles: Liberty, Once Lost, Is Lost Forever

“Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” – John Adams      

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First Principles: There Are Two Types of Education; One Should Teach Us How To Make A Living and the Other How to Live

“There are two types of education; One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” ― John Adams      

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First Principles: The Only Foundation of A Free Constitution Is Pure Virtue

“The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a greater Measure than they have it now, they may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they … Continue reading

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First Principles: Every Measure of Prudence…Ought To Be Assumed For the Eventual Extirpation of Slavery From the United States

“Every measure of prudence, therefore, ought to be assumed for the eventual total extirpation of slavery from the United States. … I have, throughout my whole life, held the practice of slavery in … abhorrence.” – John Adams (1819) For … Continue reading

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