John AdamsDVD - 2008
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Abigail Adams (reading a newspaper aloud): "...Before it is too late to retrieve our deranged affairs, the people must demand the immediate resignation of old, querulous, bald, blind, crippled, toothless Adams..." John Adams: "...I'm not crippled..." Abigail: "...waste of paper - and ink..." John: "Waste of time reading it, Abigail. Put it down." Abigail: "They would not say such a thing about Washington... They would not call GEORGE WASHINGTON 'HERMAPHRODITICAL'!" John: "...they'd call him 'toothless', though..."
Abigail Adams (to her husband John): "...Half-fed slaves building our nation's Capitol. What possible good can come from such a place?"
Thomas Jefferson (to John and Abigail Adams): "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is a natural manure."
Thomas Jefferson (to Abigail Adams): "...Perhaps the art of life is the art of avoiding pain..."
Abigail Adams (to her husband John): "...You do not need to quote great men to show you are one..."
Benjamin Franklin (to John Adams): "You are a guest in Philadelphia. Fish... and guests... stink after three days."
John Adams (to house servant): "...I feel my shoulders relieved of the burden of Office... I will be plain 'Farmer John' of Peacefield... That's a good exchange... the virtues and honor of Office... for simple manure..."
John Adams (closing lines): "Oh posterity... you will never know how much it cost us to preserve your freedom... I hope that you will make a good use of it. If you do not... I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it..."
Without religion this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company, I mean Hell. John Adams
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams
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