Henry Adams

Henry Brooks Adams (February 16, 1838 - March 27, 1918) was an American novelist, journalist, historian and academic

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A friend in power is a friend lost.Rate it:
A teacher affects eternity he can never tell, where his influence stops.Rate it:
A teacher affects eternity; He can never tell where his influence stops.Rate it:
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.Rate it:
Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.Rate it:
Accident counts for much in companionship, as in marriage.Rate it:
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.Rate it:
As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.Rate it:
Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.Rate it:
Friends are born, not made.Rate it:
It is impossible to underrate human intelligence--beginning with one's own.Rate it:
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.Rate it:
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.Rate it:
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.Rate it:
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts.Rate it:
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.Rate it:
One friend in a lifetime is much two are many three are hardly possible.Rate it:
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.Rate it:
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.Rate it:
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.Rate it:
The best date movies give you something to talk about. A movie that's a downer is a great way to find out about someone.Rate it:
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.Rate it:
There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.Rate it:
What one knows is, in youth, of little moment they know enough who know how to learn.Rate it:
Whatever happens at all happens as it should thou wilt find this true, if thou shouldst watch closely.Rate it:
You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.Rate it:

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