"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."John Adams on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."John Adams on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."John Adams on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."John Adams on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."John Adams on Golda Meir
"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."