When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
John Adams


Other quotes by John Adams

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.

Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.

I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.

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

About John Adams

Profession: President
Nationality: American
Born: October 30, 1735
Died: October 30, 1735


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