Aphorisms by author: John Quincy Adams

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
By theme : Behavior
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
By theme : Politics State
The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
By theme : Society State
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
By theme : Democracy
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
By theme : Politics Society
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