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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

John Quiny Adams 1767-1848 John Bartlett

    Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity! 1
          Speech at Plymouth, Dec. 22, 1802.
    In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow-men, not knowing what they do. 2
          Letter to A. Bronson. July 30, 1838.
    This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe,
For Freedom only deals the deadly blow;
Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade,
For gentle peace in Freedom’s hallowed shade. 3
          Written in an Album, 1842.
    This is the last of earth! I am content.
          His Last Words, Feb. 21, 1848.
Note 1.
Et majores vestros et posteros cogitate.—Tacitus: Agricola, c. 32. 31. [back]
Note 2.
With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.—Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address. [back]
Note 3.
See Sidney, Quotation 1.

See Also:
John Quincy Adams: Inaugural Address [back]