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Charles Francis Adams, Sr. Quotes


An American lawyer, politician, diplomat and writer; the son of President John Quincy Adams and Louisa Catherine Johnson and the grandson of President John Adams and Abigail Adams.
(1807 - 1886)

In this country ... men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.
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It would be superfluous in me to point out to your lordship that this is war.
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More than all, and above all, Washington was master of himself. If there be one quality more than another in his character which may exercise a useful control over the men of the present hour, it is the total disregard of self when in the most elevated positions for influence and example.