Fear is the foundation of most governments…




Fear is the foundation of most governments…

Fear is the foundation of most governments… --John Adams

Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it.

John Adams

Year: 1776
Context: Thoughts on Government
Tags: Americans, brutal, fear, foundation, passion, political



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