John Adams Quote

'Tis impossible to judge with much precision of the true Motives and Qualities of human Actions, or of the Propriety of Rules contrived to govern them, without considering with like Attention, all the Passions, Appetites, Affections in Nature from which they flow. An intimate Knowledge therefore of the intellectual and moral World is the sole foundation on which a stable structure of Knowledge can be erected.


Letter to Jonathan Sewall (October 1759)

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'Tis impossible to judge with much precision of the true Motives and Qualities of human Actions, or of the Propriety of Rules contrived to govern...

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'Tis impossible to judge with much precision of the true Motives and Qualities of human Actions, or of the Propriety of Rules contrived to govern...

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'Tis impossible to judge with much precision of the true Motives and Qualities of human Actions, or of the Propriety of Rules contrived to govern...

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'Tis impossible to judge with much precision of the true Motives and Qualities of human Actions, or of the Propriety of Rules contrived to govern...