JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
(1767-1848) Congressional Appointment to the Court of Catherine the Great in Russia at age fourteen, Congressman, Senator, Secretary of State, Sixth President of the United States.

“So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society.”

“The Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth [and] laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.”

“Duty is ours; results are God’s.”

"Posterity -- you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it."

“The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal attention is the Bible. In what light soever we regard the Bible, whether with reference to revelation, to history, or to morality, it is an invaluable and inexhaustible mine of knowledge and virtue.
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