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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
A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world.

R
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. [We ladies] will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
A
Great necessities call out great virtues.
N
. . . a habit the pleasure of which increases with practice, but becomes more urksome with neglect.
K
I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, ``Give, give.''
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: letter to John Adams, 1 May 1780
R: letter to John Adams, 31 Mar 1776.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: Letter to her daughter, 8 May 1808
K: Letter to John Adams, Nov. 27, 1775
   


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