John AdamsJohn Adams, (1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President

John Adams Quote

“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.”

John AdamsJohn Adams
~ John Adams


Ratings and Comments


Joe, Rochester, MI

Politicians say "trust ME to run your life". No thank you! I prefer to run my own life.

E Archer, NYC

Especially look out for altruistic do-gooders who want to protect us from ourselves.

Anonymous, Penticton BC Canada

just like your president

Rick, erie,pa

It makes it easy to not trust this whole administration. Who are these people?! A lot of harvard and ivy league schools. Wow, they must really know. Note: End of Godfather 2.....Sonny, in the flashback, but only now with good reason in reality with our government:" D'you go to school to get stupid!"

Don Nelson, Surrey, BC

Went looking for my favourite quotation on government and couldn't find it. You need to add it to your site. It goes as follows:

A society of sheep, MUST in time, beget a government of wolves.
- Bertrand deJouvenal

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