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Джон Адамс

Дата рождения: 30. Октябрь 1735
Дата смерти: 4. Июль 1826

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Джон А́дамс — американский политик, видный деятель Войны за независимость США, первый вице-президент и второй президент США . Юрист. Вместе с супругой Эбигейл Адамс стал основателем целой династии политиков. Его сын, Джон Куинси Адамс, стал шестым президентом США в 1825 году.

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Thoughts on Government
Джон Адамс

Цитаты Джон Адамс

„Томас Джефферсон ещё жив“

—  Джон Адамс
Thomas — Jefferson — still surv — The Oxford History of the American People (1965) by Samuel Eliot Morison, p. 420; Последние слова Джона Адамса; Возможно последнее слово было сказано не до конца; На самом деле Джефферсон умер на несколько часов раньше.

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„В тот момент, когда в общество проникает идея, о том, что собственность не является священной, ровно как и закон Божий, начинается тирания и анархия.“

—  Джон Адамс
The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. Ch. 1 Marchamont Nedham : The Right Constitution of a Commonwealth Examined http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/print_documents/v1ch16s15.html (1787)

„Свободное правительство должно придерживаться одного принципа: не давать человеку, обладающему властью, угрожать свободе.“

—  Джон Адамс
The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. Из заметок к речи в Брейнтри (Массачусетс) (Весна 1772)

„Свобода, потерянная однажды, потеряна навсегда.“

—  Джон Адамс
Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. Из письма к Эбигейл Адамс (17 июля 1775)

„Вы и я не должны умирать, до тех пор пока не объясним нас друг другу.“

—  Джон Адамс
You and I ought not to die before we have explained ourselves to each other. Из письма к Томасу Джефферсону (1813)

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„Remember the frank Veteran acknowledges, that "the word rebel is a convertible term."“

—  John Adams
1770s, Novanglus essays (1774–1775), Context: We are told: "It is a universal truth, that he that would excite a rebellion, is at heart as great a tyrant as ever wielded the iron rod of oppression." Be it so. We are not exciting a rebellion. Opposition, nay, open, avowed resistance by arms, against usurpation and lawless violence, is not rebellion by the law of God or the land. Resistance to lawful authority makes rebellion. … Remember the frank Veteran acknowledges, that "the word rebel is a convertible term." No. 5

„Opposition, nay, open, avowed resistance by arms, against usurpation and lawless violence, is not rebellion by the law of God or the land.“

—  John Adams
1770s, Novanglus essays (1774–1775), Context: We are told: "It is a universal truth, that he that would excite a rebellion, is at heart as great a tyrant as ever wielded the iron rod of oppression." Be it so. We are not exciting a rebellion. Opposition, nay, open, avowed resistance by arms, against usurpation and lawless violence, is not rebellion by the law of God or the land. Resistance to lawful authority makes rebellion. … Remember the frank Veteran acknowledges, that "the word rebel is a convertible term." No. 5

„Are riches, honors, and beauty going out of fashion? Is not the rage for them, on the contrary, increased faster than improvement in knowledge?“

—  John Adams
1790s, Discourses on Davila (1790), Context: Are riches, honors, and beauty going out of fashion? Is not the rage for them, on the contrary, increased faster than improvement in knowledge? As long as either of these are in vogue, will there not be emulations and rivalries? Does not the increase of knowledge in any man increase his emulation; and the diffusion of knowledge among men multiply rivalries? Has the progress of science, arts, and letters yet discovered that there are no passions in human nature? no ambition, avarice, or desire of fame? Are these passions cooled, diminished, or extinguished? Is the rage for admiration less ardent in men or women? Have these propensities less a tendency to divisions, controversies, seditions, mutinies, and civil wars than formerly? On the contrary, the more knowledge is diffused, the more the passions are extended, and the more furious they grow. No. 13

„Human nature with all its infirmities and depravation is still capable of great things.“

—  John Adams
1770s, Context: Human nature with all its infirmities and depravation is still capable of great things. It is capable of attaining to degrees of wisdom and goodness, which we have reason to believe, appear as respectable in the estimation of superior intelligences. Education makes a greater difference between man and man, than nature has made between man and brute. The virtues and powers to which men may be trained, by early education and constant discipline, are truly sublime and astonishing. Newton and Locke are examples of the deep sagacity which may be acquired by long habits of thinking and study. Letter to Abigail Adams (29 October 1775), published Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife, Vol. 1 (1841), ed. Charles Francis Adams, p. 72

„I say RIGHTS, for such they have, undoubtedly, antecedent to all earthly government, — Rights, that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws — Rights, derived from the great Legislator of the universe.“

—  John Adams
1760s, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law (1765), Context: The poor people, it is true, have been much less successful than the great. They have seldom found either leisure or opportunity to form a union and exert their strength; ignorant as they were of arts and letters, they have seldom been able to frame and support a regular opposition. This, however, has been known by the great to be the temper of mankind; and they have accordingly labored, in all ages, to wrest from the populace, as they are contemptuously called, the knowledge of their rights and wrongs, and the power to assert the former or redress the latter. I say RIGHTS, for such they have, undoubtedly, antecedent to all earthly government, — Rights, that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws — Rights, derived from the great Legislator of the universe.

„The fundamental article of my political creed is that despotism, or unlimited sovereignty, or absolute power, is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratical council, an oligarchical junto, and a single emperor. Equally arbitrary, cruel, bloody, and in every respect diabolical.“

—  John Adams
1810s, Context: We may appeal to every page of history we have hitherto turned over, for proofs irrefragable, that the people, when they have been unchecked, have been as unjust, tyrannical, brutal, barbarous and cruel as any king or senate possessed of uncontrollable power … All projects of government, formed upon a supposition of continual vigilance, sagacity, and virtue, firmness of the people, when possessed of the exercise of supreme power, are cheats and delusions … The fundamental article of my political creed is that despotism, or unlimited sovereignty, or absolute power, is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratical council, an oligarchical junto, and a single emperor. Equally arbitrary, cruel, bloody, and in every respect diabolical. Letter to Thomas Jefferson (13 November 1815)

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