There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)
Contributed by: Zaady
No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Source: "The Education of Henry Adams", 1907
Morality is a private and costly luxury.
Philosophy: unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Source: The Education of Henry Adams, 1907
Practical politics consists of ignoring facts.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
If I grapple with sin in my own strength, the devil knows he may go to sleep.
You can't use tact with a Congressman. A Congressman is a hog. You must take a stick and hit him on the snout.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
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