John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams, (1767-1848) 6th US President

John Quincy Adams Quote

“Always stand on principle, even if you stand alone.”

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
~ John Quincy Adams

Ratings and Comments

David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood

And remember to duck.

Robert, Sarasota

Sometimes things left unsaid are stronger than words - but I agree with David.

MK, Houston

For all you liberals out there who find yourself suddenly agreeing with John Quincy Adams, note that he was a devout Christian. (pssst: not just any old urge qualifies as a principle to be stood for. For most people, mankind is considerably more than basic biology--duh!!)

Terry Berg, Occidental, CA

Devout is not necessarily rabid, mindless, or impositional.

E Archer, NYC

As well, Adams words suit Jews, Muslims, atheists, or anyone who must take a stand against the collective.

Hannah, Somewhere, NV

Great quote, more people should follow your words of wisdom! :)

A nobody, The boonies

If everyone did that, the world would be such a better place!

Lucien Alexandre Marion, Canada

I Salute and beleive in these words of such profond Wisdom.

seshadrinathan, calicut

I take off my hat.

Hannah, Somewhere, NV

Devout is not necessarily rabid, mindless, or impositional.

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Anonymous    5/12/10

this is the best quote i've heard

Sailorswind, Cadillac

There will always be a battle in this world between truth and falsehood until people turn to the God of the Bible.

cal, lewisville, tx

Rand Paul and only 6 other senators stood against the bill to avoid the cliff. We see how many senators stood upon principle.

jim k, Austin, Tx

David, Hollywood, true and funny. E Archer, I agree with your comment. Sailorswind, interesting comment. I'm alwaya curious when someone wants to "turn to the Bible". Which part?? Maybe the part where "God" ordered the Israelites to kill everyone in a village including women and children. Maybe the part where you should have your children stoned if they disobey. Or perhaps the part where God got ticked off at the world He made and drowned everyone in a flood including innocent children, all except one family. Which part should we turn to?

dick, Fort Worth

Excellent comment, jim k. The Bible is as full of hate and ignorance as it is of love and kindness. It is a book written by men who knew nothing of science and very little of common sense.
By the way, this blog will print comments that are years old and not even relevant to the quotation in consideration. Just stop making comments for six months and then check the replies. You may read comments you either cannot remember or are not your own.

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Larry, Pequea

Just wondering, 56 Founding Fathers, men of integrity,brave men,gave their lives, fortuine and sacred honor so the posterity of this once great nation would continue to acquire freedom and prosperity. How many politions today would offer the same? I'm sure, most demopublicans or republocrats would show their coward character.


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