"Old minds are like old horses you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."John Adams on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."John Adams on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."John Adams on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."John Adams on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."John Adams on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."