“Your advice is greatly valued by
Mr. Adams. The more quickly he
 receives it, the more quickly we
 may all be beneficiari...
“I will not compromise my beliefs.”
“A man of your reputation and
honesty should never compromise his
beliefs, sir.”

  Co...
“I have a great opinion of the elegance of
                 your pen.”

                John Adams to Thomas Jefferson
“One colony cannot be allowed to take its
      sister colonies headlong into the
             maelstrom of war.”

       ...
“But your Quaker sensibilities do us a
    gross disservice. It is one thing to
  turn the other cheek, but to lie down
  ...
“An attack made on one of our
sister colonies is an attack on all
              of us.”

           George Washington to J...
“If the Congress sees fit to honor me
     with the command, it will be my
         humble duty to serve.”

              ...
“Many of our subjects, misled by a desperate
      conspiracy of ill-designing men, have
   forgotten the allegiance which...
“We will now all hang together or
 most assuredly we will all hang
          separately.”

                      Benjamin ...
“Resolved, that these United Colonies
     are, and of a right ought to be,
     free and independent states...”

        ...
“Given the choice between doing what is
   right and doing what is not right, His
    Majesty’s government will take the
 ...
“I am obnoxious, suspected, and
           unpopular.”


           John Adams to Thomas Jefferson
“Yet I had (But I would) rather forfeit
   popularity forever than vote away the
  blood and happiness of my countrymen.
I...
“We know which way the wind blows, Mr.
                Adams.”
                         Edward Rutledge
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John Adams Quotes

  1. 1. “Your advice is greatly valued by Mr. Adams. The more quickly he receives it, the more quickly we may all be beneficiaries of your counsel.” George Washington to Abigail Adams
  2. 2. “I will not compromise my beliefs.” “A man of your reputation and honesty should never compromise his beliefs, sir.” Conversation between John Dickinson and John Adams
  3. 3. “I have a great opinion of the elegance of your pen.” John Adams to Thomas Jefferson
  4. 4. “One colony cannot be allowed to take its sister colonies headlong into the maelstrom of war.” John Dickinson
  5. 5. “But your Quaker sensibilities do us a gross disservice. It is one thing to turn the other cheek, but to lie down in the ground like a snake and crawl toward the seat of power in abject surrender—well, that is another thing—and I have no stomach for, sir.” John Adams to John Dickinson
  6. 6. “An attack made on one of our sister colonies is an attack on all of us.” George Washington to John Adams
  7. 7. “If the Congress sees fit to honor me with the command, it will be my humble duty to serve.” George Washington
  8. 8. “Many of our subjects, misled by a desperate conspiracy of ill-designing men, have forgotten the allegiance which they owe to the power that has protected and supported them and have declared rebellion and traitorously levied war against them.” King George III
  9. 9. “We will now all hang together or most assuredly we will all hang separately.” Benjamin Franklin
  10. 10. “Resolved, that these United Colonies are, and of a right ought to be, free and independent states...” Richard Henry Lee
  11. 11. “Given the choice between doing what is right and doing what is not right, His Majesty’s government will take the latter course every time.” Benjamin Franklin
  12. 12. “I am obnoxious, suspected, and unpopular.” John Adams to Thomas Jefferson
  13. 13. “Yet I had (But I would) rather forfeit popularity forever than vote away the blood and happiness of my countrymen. Independence will not strengthen us by one man nor by the least supply. But it may expose our soldiers to additional cruelties and outrages. The full fury of the British wrath will be unleashed.” John Dickinson
  14. 14. “We know which way the wind blows, Mr. Adams.” Edward Rutledge
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