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.

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."
"We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."
"[A]rbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken . . ."
"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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