Facts about Henry B. Adams

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Henry B. Adams was a famous Historian from USA, who lived between February 16, 1838 and March 27, 1918.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 40 quotes who is written / told by Henry, under the main topics: Experience, Friendship, History, Travel.

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Famous quotes by Henry B. Adams (40)


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"The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin"
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"The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing"
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"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"
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"Practical politics consists in ignoring facts"
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"Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic"
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"Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds"
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"No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else"
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"Morality is a private and costly luxury"
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"Friends are born, not made"
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"Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage"
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"Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man"
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"Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems"
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"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts"
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"No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous"
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"It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own"
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"Intimates are predestined"
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"A friend in power is a friend lost"
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"We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and when got, the repose is insupportable"
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"Politics are a very unsatisfactory game"
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"Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education"
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"One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim"
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"No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself"
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"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit"
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"Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile"
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"Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts"
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"He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers"
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"Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man"
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"American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it"
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"Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself"
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"They know enough who know how to learn"
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"The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong"
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"The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek"
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"Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything"
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"It is always good men who do the most harm in the world"
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"At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter"
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"A teacher affects eternity he can never tell, where his influence stops"
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"Friends are born, not made"
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"All experience is an arch, to build upon"
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"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit"
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"Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels"


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