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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:413
AUTHOR:John Adams (1735–1826)
QUOTATION:Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
ATTRIBUTION:JOHN ADAMS, letter to John Taylor, April 15, 1814.—The Works of John Adams, ed. Charles Francis Adams, vol. 6, p. 484 (1851).
SUBJECTS:Democracy
 
 
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