John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), the 6th USA president (1825-1829) and the 8th US Secretary of State (1817-1825), was a prominent American lawyer, diplomat, statesman, and diarist. Some famous quotes and sayings of John Quincy Adams are really inspiring to us. In this post, you’ll read some of the best motivating John Quincy Adams quotes on leadership, management, politics, principle, ethics, charity, etc.
Inspirational John Quincy Adams quotes
“Be a great speaker, become a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
“A politician in this country must be the man of a party. I would fain be the man of my whole country.” – John Quincy Adams
“By infant baptism a person is committed, while unconscious, to a certain church; he is made a member of that church. Now, unless that church is infallible, it has no right to make a person a member without his consent; for, it may commit him to an alliance with error, and to the defenee of it.” – John Quincy Adams
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“In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow men, not knowing what they do.” – John Quincy Adams
“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.” – John Quincy Adams
“To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so, is something worse.” – John Quincy Adams
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” – John Quincy Adams
“It is my wish to fill every moment of my time with some action of the mind which may contribute to the pleasure or the improvement of my fellow creatures.” – John Quincy Adams
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams
“Occasional war is one of the rigorous instruments in the hands of Providence to give tone to the character of nations.” – John Quincy Adams
“Of all persecuted sects, the Baptists stand forth as most prominent, simply and only because they aim at a more complete and thorough reform than any others ever attempted. They teach that Christ’s kingdom is not of this world; that the church is not a national, political, or provincial establishment; but a congregation of holy men, separated from the world by the receiving of the Holy Spirit.” – John Quincy Adams
“If the fundamental principles in the Declaration of Independence, as self-evident truths, are real truths, the existence of slavery, in any form, is a wrong.” – John Quincy Adams
“A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.” – John Quincy Adams
“Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak, and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.” – John Quincy Adams
“Thus situated, the perilous experiment must be made. Let me make it with full deliberations, and be prepared for the consequences.” – John Quincy Adams
“We understand now, we’ve been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding that who we are is who we were.” – John Quincy Adams
“All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.” – John Quincy Adams
“A wiser and more useful philosophy, however, directs us to consider man according to the nature in which he was formed; subject to infirmities, which no wisdom can remedy; to weaknesses, which no institution can strengthen; to vices, which no legislation can correct.” – John Quincy Adams
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