Henry Adams

1838 - 1918

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.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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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.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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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 learning

They know enough who know how to learn.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on intelligence

There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on aim, certainty, community, friendship, life, needs, and thought

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.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on good, men, and world

It is always good men who do the most harm in the world.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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