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Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty. Perhaps, at first, prejudice, habit, shame or fear, principle or religion, would restrain the poor from attacking the rich, and the idle from usurping on the industrious; but the time would not be long before courage and enterprise would come, and pretexts be invented by degrees, to countenance the majority in dividing all the property among them, or at least, in sharing it equally with its present possessors. John Adams

Suppose a nation, rich and poor, high and low, ten millions in number, all assembled together; not more than one or two millions will have lands, houses, or any personal property; if we take into the account the women and children, or even if we leave them out of the question, a great majority of every nation is wholly destitute of property, except a small quantity of clothes, and a few trifles of other movables. John Adams

When annual elections end, there slavery begins. John Adams

In general, our generals were outgeneralled. John Adams

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

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All that I am my mother made me. John Quincy Adams

Where the eye divides, the ear connects. John Luther Adams

The foundations of national morality must be laid in private families. John Adams

Ideology is the science of idiots. John Adams

We know the redemption must come. John Quincy Adams

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. John Adams

Make Things rather than Persons the subjects of conversations. John Adams

I shall have liberty to think for myself without molesting others or being molested myself. John Adams

The ten commandments and the sermon on the mount contain my religion. John Adams

My God! This is a revolution! We have to offend someone! John Adams

The world grows more enlightened. Knowledge is more equally diffused. John Adams

He is too illiterate, unread, unlearned for his station and reputation. John Adams

The Christian Religion as I understand it is the best. John Adams

Duty is ours, results are God's. John Quincy Adams

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