Facts about Abigail Adams

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Abigail Adams was a famous First Lady from USA, who lived between December 22, 1744 and October 28, 1818. She became 73 years old.

Our collection contains 13 quotes who is written / told by Abigail, under the main topics: Education, Marriage, Power.

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Famous quotes by Abigail Adams (13)


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"Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues"
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"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"
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"We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them"
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"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence"
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"If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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.'"
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"Great necessities call out great virtues"
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"Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could"
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"Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken"
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"A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world"


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