Abigail Adams — American First Lady born on December 22, 1744, died on October 28, 1818

Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams. She is now designated the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States, although these titles were not in use at the time... (wikipedia)

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world.
Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.