Here are a few of my favorite John Adams quotes.
"The happiness of society is the end of government." - John Adams
"Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide." - John Adams
"Thomas Jefferson still survives" - John Adam's last words, always competing with Jefferson even on his deathbed (Both died on July 4th within a few hours of each other)
Thread: Favourite Quotes
12-09-2013, 12:33 AM #381
12-09-2013, 12:41 AM #382ndovjtjcaqidthiGuest
I conclude therefore that, fortune being changeful and mankind steadfast in their ways, so long as the two are in agreement men are successful, but unsuccessful when they fall out. For my part I consider that it is better to be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman, and if you wish to keep her under it is necessary to beat and ill-use her; and it is seen that she allows herself to be mastered by the adventurous rather than by those who go to work more coldly. She is, therefore, always, woman-like, a lover of young men, because they are less cautious, more violent, and with more audacity command her.
12-09-2013, 12:49 AM #383
@Saudade I take it you read my last post in my enneagram type me section?
“Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.” ― The Prince
12-09-2013, 12:52 AM #384ndovjtjcaqidthiGuest
12-09-2013, 12:57 AM #385WALMARTGuest
All of life is said to be a martial art.
- yagyu munenori
12-09-2013, 01:02 AM #386GinkgoGuest
Don't get greedy.
Tonight, we are cancelling the apocalypse!
12-09-2013, 01:57 AM #387
"In order for evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing." Edward Burke
"We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves." Galileo GalileiI've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...
12-10-2013, 07:16 AM #388
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little. ~ Epicurus
The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world. ~Carl Sagan
Maybe nothing is entirely true and not even that. ~Multatuli
12-10-2013, 08:15 AM #389GinkgoGuest
"Check yourself before you wreck yourself."
12-10-2013, 08:30 AM #390