John Adams Quote

A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal.


Letters of John Adams: Addressed to His Wife (ed. 1841)

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A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a...

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A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a...

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A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a...