John Adams

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Title: John Adams

Year: 2008

Genre: Drama, History, Biography

Top 15 Quotes of “John Adams” Movie

“I have long learned, that a man may give offense, and he may still succeed!”

Paul Giamatti – John Adams

“Fish and guests stink after three days.”

Tom Wilkinson – Benjamin Franklin

“It is no small thing to build a new world, gentlemen. We have our republic. We must endeavour to keep it, if we can.”

Tom Wilkinson – Benjamin Franklin

“I have looked for our rights in the laws of nature and can find them only in the laws of political society. I have looked for our rights in the constitution of the English government and found them there! Our rights have been violated.”

Željko Ivanek – John Dickinson

“Oh posterity, you will never know how much it cost us to preserve your freedom. I hope that you will make a good use of it, for if you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.”

Paul Giamatti – John Adams

“My thoughts are so clear to me… each one takes perfect shape within my mind. But when I speak, when I offer them to others, they seem to lose all definition.”

Paul Giamatti – John Adams

“Half-fed slaves building our nation’s Capitol. What possible good can come from such a place?”

Laura Linney – Abigail Adams

“You cannot protect the nation by attacking the right of every man to speak freely without fear.”

Tom Wilkinson – Benjamin Franklin

“War is never inevitable.”

Paul Giamatti – John Adams

“Our constitution has many good articles, and some bad ones. I do not know yet which predominate.”

Stephen Dillane – Thomas Jefferson

“The English love an insult. It’s their only test of a man’s sincerity.”

Tom Wilkinson – Benjamin Franklin

“Facts are very stubborn things.”

Paul Giamatti – John Adams

“I have seen a queen of France with 18 million livres of diamonds on her person, but I declare that all the charms of her face and figure added to all the glitter of her jewels did not impress me as much as that little shrub right there.”

Paul Giamatti – John Adams

“- Timothy Pickering: Why on Earth would you disband the army when we are preparing for war?
– John Adams: Why on Earth do we need an army when we are preparing for peace?”

John Keating – Timothy Pickering
Paul Giamatti – John Adams

“If you explode the possibility of peace, Mr. Adams, and I tell you now, you will have blood on your hands!”

Željko Ivanek – John Dickinson