Learned and thoughtful, John Adams was more remarkable as a political philosopher than as a politician. "People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity," he said, doubtless thinking of his own as well as the American experience.

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Love this quote by John Adams. While this quote is not in Rebellious Heart, the book does contain quotes from both John and Abigail Adams!

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Abigail Adams (1744 – 1818) wife of President John Adams and mother of President John Quincy Adams. Abigail was not merely a great woman behind the great men; she actively brought attention to women's issues throughout her husbands political career, was an adviser to her husband, and a diarist who kept invaluable records during the beginning of the US as a nation.

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"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." ~ John Adams

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The Old House, or Peacefield to John Adams. Quincy, Massachusetts. The John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces are the oldest presidential birthplaces in the United States.

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John Quincy Adams - 6th President of U.S. - son of John Adams, (2nd President). He served as Secretary of State under James Monroe, and is regarded as one of the greatest diplomats in American history. He reportedly had the highest IQ of any American President. He died in 1848 at the age of 81.

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This quote by John Adams is something that the hero of Rebellious Heart, Ben Ross, must come to learn: Integrity is more important than success.

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