Wise Words of Wisdom From the Wife of One President and the Mother of Another

04 April 2011

Abigail Adams. As my titles indicates, she was the only woman to be the wife of one president and the mother of another. Her gift with words and her steadfastedness in times of great emotional strain make her one of my greatest role models. 

Here are a few of her quotes that I like. Enjoy!

"Great necessities call out great virtues."

"I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe."

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence."

"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."

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

"I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'"

P.S. And yes, regency gown pictures will be coming ASAP. :)

5 epistles:

  1. Very intersting... thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh, I just love Abigail Adams! She's such a modest, inspirational woman! Great post!


  3. I really like these quotes! I've been wanting to learn more about Abigail Adams for some time; is there a book about her that you particularly like, or have you read John and Abigail Adams' letters?


  4. @Edith F. -- Yes, there is a book I read for school several years ago which I HIGHLY recommend. It is called "Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution" and it is by Natalie S. Bober. You can find it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Abigail-Adams-Revolution-Natalie-Bober/dp/0689819161.

    Have a blessed day!

    Elizabeth Rose


"Gracious words are like a honeycomb; sweetness to the soul and health to the body." —Proverbs 16:24

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