Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Abigail Adams
(1744-1818) born on
Nov 11
US first lady. Her prolific letter writing vividly portrayed the life of the young republic; only woman to be wife of one president and the mother to another.

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

R
"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."
A
"We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."
N
"[A]rbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken . . ."
K
"Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Reader's Digest.""
R: "Letter to John Adams, 1776."
A: "Letter to John Adams, 1774."
N: "Letter to John Adams, 7 May 1776."
K: "Letter to her son, John Q. Adams, 1780."


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