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John Adams

October 30, 1735 - July 04, 1826
"There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of people, or there can be no republication government nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. Men must be ready, they must pride themselves and be happy to sacrifice their private pleasures, passions, and interests, nay, their private friendships and dearest connections, when they stand in competition with the rights of society."source: To Mercy Warren, 1776.patriotism, passion, duty, commitment, public good, pure intentions, honor, integrity, liberty

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