John Adams's Home Page

2nd U.S. President

Self-loathing Federalist

The Colossus of Independence

Win Loss Total % Zenith Nadir Avg
9646 5788 15434 0.625 1st 259th 55th
Adams Says:

"Fear is the foundation of most governments."

"Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war."

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide."

"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society."

"A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man."

"A government of laws, and not of men."