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Abigail Adams – What shall I say with regard to daughters

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Abigail AdamsIf you complain of neglect of education in sons, what shall I say with regard to daughters…I most sincerely wish…that our new Constitution may be distinguished for encouraging learning and virtue. If we mean to have heroes, statesmen, and philosophers, we should have learned women.

Abigail Adams   (1744-1818)
Letter to John Adams

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Abigail Adams – A calm is not desirable in any situation

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Abigail AdamsI begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Every object is beautiful in motion; a ship under sail, trees gently agitated with the wind, and a fine woman dancing, are three instances in point. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.

Abigail Adams   (1744-1818)

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Abigail Adams – Man is a dangerous creature

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Abigail AdamsI 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!”

Abigail Adams   (1744-1818)
Letter to John Adams

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Abigail Adams – Remember the ladies

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Abigail AdamsI long to hear that you have declared an independency. And by the way, in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could.

Abigail Adams   (1744-1818)
Letter to John Adams

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