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

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.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
. . . a habit the pleasure of which increases with practice, but becomes more urksome with neglect.
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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