John Quincy Adams
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"John Quincy Adams" was an American statesman who served as the List of Presidents of the United States/sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of Representatives. He was a member of the Federalist Party/Federalist, Democratic-Republican Party/Democratic-Republican, National Republican Party/National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic Party/Anti-Masonic and Whig Party (United States)/Whig Political parties in the United States/parties.

In his biography, Samuel Flagg Bemis argues that Adams was able to: "gather together, formulate, and practice the fundamentals of American foreign-policy – self-determination, independence, noncolonization, nonintervention, nonentanglement in European politics, Freedom of the Seas, [and] freedom of commerce."

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Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel.

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

This is the last of earth! I am content.

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.

Duty is ours, results are God's.

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.

America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.