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Abigail Adams
(1744-1818) born on
Nov 11
US first lady. Her prolific letter writing vividly portrayed the life of the young republic; only woman to be wife of one president and the mother to another.
         
   
F
Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

R
If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
A
We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
N
[A]rbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken . . .
K
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Reader's Digest."
R: Letter to John Adams, 1776.
A: Letter to John Adams, 1774.
N: Letter to John Adams, 7 May 1776.
K: Letter to her son, John Q. Adams, 1780.
   


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