Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
President John Adams
John Adams
President John Adams.
BornOctober 30, 1735
Braintree, Massachusetts
DiedJuly 4, 1826
Quincy, Massachusetts
Second President of the United States 1797-1801. First Vice President 1789-1797. One of America's founding fathers despite his representing the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre.

The repository contains two quotes from President John Adams.

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As he wrote in his diary during the first night the White House was open, November 1, 1800:

Before I end my Letter I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof.


Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.