"The happiness of society is the end of government."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."John Adams on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."John Adams on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."John Adams on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."John Adams on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."John Adams on Mahatma Gandhi
"Old minds are like old horses you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
"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."