Abigail Adams Quotes


Great necessities call forth great leaders. Abigail Adams

Luxury, that baneful poison, has unstrung and enfeebled her sons. Abigail Adams

When he is wounded, I bleed. {page 262 of John Adams} Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams could become my favorite historical sleuth. Sharon Kay Penman

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

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

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature ... Abigail Adams

I acknowledge myself a unitarian Abigail Adams

What is meat for one is not for another-no accounting for fancy. Abigail Adams

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

... a habit the pleasure of which increases with practice, but becomes more urksome with neglect. Abigail Adams

Shall we be despised by foreign powers for hesitating so long at a word? Abigail Adams

Deliver me from your cold phlegmatic preachers, politicians, friends, lovers and husbands. Abigail Adams

I regret the narrow contracted education of the females of my own country. Abigail Adams

Do not grieve, my friend, my dearest friend. I am ready to go. And John, it will not be long. Abigail Adams

When men know not what to do, they ought not to do they know not what Abigail Adams

These are the times when a genius wants to live. Abigail Adams

If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve? Abigail Adams

A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world. Abigail Adams

You have overburdened your argument with ostentatious erudition." Spoken by Abigail Adams David Mccullough



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