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John Adams
Genius is sorrow's child.

John Adams
That the desires of the majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated by every page of the history of the whole world

John Adams
The happiness of society is the end of government.

John Adams
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.

John Adams
Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially for the lower classes of people, are so extremely wise and useful that to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.

John Adams
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?

John Adams
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

John Adams
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

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