"I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."John Adams on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."John Adams on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."John Adams on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."John Adams on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."John Adams on Erma Bombeck
"Old minds are like old horses you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
"Fear is the foundation of most governments."
"Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people."
"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."
"Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws."