Henry Adams

1838 - 1918

A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on luxury, morality, and privacy

Morality is a private and costly luxury.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on philosophy and problems

Philosophy: unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on politics and practice

Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams, 1907

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on facts, politics, and practicality

Practical politics consists of ignoring facts.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams, 1907

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on friendship, losing, and power

A friend in power is a friend lost.

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on devil, sleep, and strength

If I grapple with sin in my own strength, the devil knows he may go to sleep.

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on eternity, influence, and teachers

A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on women

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Women have, commonly, a very positive moral sense; that which they will, is right; that which they reject, is wrong; and their will, in most cases, ends by settling the moral.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on experience

All experience is an arch, to build upon.

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on friendship

Friends are born, not made.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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