John Adams

John Adams


One of the United States' Founding Fathers, as well as its first vice president and its second president.
  • When was
    John Adams born?

    John Adams was born on Sunday, October 30, 1735

  • Where was
    John Adams born?

    John Adams was born in Braintree, MA

  • How old is
    John Adams?

    John Adams is 288

Best Quotes

  • Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
  • The happiness of society is the end of government.
  • If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
  • The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.
  • Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. What a Utopia! What a paradise this region would be.
  • The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles.
  • Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination -- everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
  • In politics the middle way is none at all.
  • Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity.
  • I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geograhy, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
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