Abigail Adams
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"Abigail Adams" was the wife of John Adams, the first Vice President, and second President, of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President. She is now designated the first Second Lady of the United States/Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States, although these titles were not in use at the time.

Adams's life is one of the most documented of the first ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. John frequently sought the advice of Abigail on many matters, and their letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics. The letters serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front.

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If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.

A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world.

I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life....Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.

We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.

Great necessities call out great virtues.