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These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, read more

These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues.

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Great necessities call forth great leaders. -Abigail Adams.

Great necessities call forth great leaders. -Abigail Adams.

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He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because
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He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because
he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

by Abigail Adams Found in: Society Quotes,
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We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.

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

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I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can read more

I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.

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Deliver me from your cold phlegmatic preachers, politicians,
friends, lovers and husbands.

Deliver me from your cold phlegmatic preachers, politicians,
friends, lovers and husbands.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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