Famous Quote from John Adams 

"Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty,
but it is religion and morality alone,
which can establish the principles
upon which freedom can securely stand.
The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure virtue,
and if this cannot be inspired into our People
in a greater Measure than they have it now,
they may change their rulers and the forms of government,
but they will not obtain a lasting liberty."

Quote by:
John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
June 21, 1776
letter to Zabdiel Adams, 21 June 1776, (Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (371))
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