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“If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”
Abigail Adams, The Letters of John and Abigail Adams
“My bursting heart must find vent at my pen.”
Abigail Adams
“...remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.”
Abigail Adams
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”
Abigail Adams
“Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since. ”
Abigail Adams
“These are the times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised, and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman.”
Abigail Adams
“I hate to complain...No one is without difficulties, whether in high or low life, and every person knows best where their own shoe pinches.”
Abigail Adams
“We have too many high sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them.”
Abigail Adams
“I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.”
Abigail Adams
“The habits of a vigorous mind are born in contending with difficulties.”
Abigail Adams
“Its never to late to get back on your feet though we wont live forever make sure you accomplish what you were put here for”
Abigail Adams, My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams
“If we mean to have Heroes, Statesmen and Philosophers, we should have learned women. The world perhaps would laugh at me, and accuse me of vanity, but you I know have a mind too enlarged and liberal to disregard the Sentiment. If much depends as is allowed upon the early Education of youth and the first principals which are instill'd take the deepest root, great benefit must arise from literary accomplishments in women. ”
Abigail Adams, The Letters of John and Abigail Adams
“Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.”
Abigail Adams, The Quotable Abigail Adams
“To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.”
Abigail Adams
“When he is wounded, I bleed. {page 262 of John Adams}”
Abigail Adams
“But let no person say what they would or would not do, since we are not judges for ourselves until circumstances call us to act.”
Abigail Adams
“These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed.”
Abigail Adams
“I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”
Abigail Adams, My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams
“Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to forment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.”
Abigail Adams
“Great necessities call out great virtues.”
Abigail Adams
“My Dear Son... remember that you are accountable to your Maker for all your words and actions.”
Abigail Adams, Abigail Adams: Her Letters
“Remember the Ladies.”
Abigail Adams, My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams
“posterity who are to reap the blessings will scarcely be able to conceive the hardships and sufferings of their ancestors.”
Abigail Adams
“It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed.”
Abigail Adams
“A people fired ... with love of their country and of liberty, a zeal for the public good, and a noble emulation of glory, will not be disheartened or dispirited by a succession of unfortunate events. But like them, may we learn by defeat the power of becoming invincible.”
Abigail Adams
“You cannot be, I know, nor do I wish to see you, an inactive spectator....We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them”
Abigail Adams
“It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed...the habits of a vigorous mind are formed contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.”
Abigail Adams
“It is to me a most affecting thing to hear myself prayed for, in particular as I do every day in the week, and disposes me to bear with more composure, some disagreeable circumstances that attend my situation.”
Abigail Adams
“The natural tenderness and delicacy of our constitution, added to the many dangers we are subject to from your sex, renders it almost impossible for a single lady to travel without injury to her character. And those who have a protector in a husband have, generally speaking, obstacles to prevent their roving.”
Abigail Adams
“I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could… that your sex are naturally tyrannical is a truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute, but such of you as wish to be happy willingly give up the harsh title of master for the more tender and endearing one of friend.”
Abigail Adams

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