Henry Adams

1838 - 1918

A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on intelligence

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

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on thought and words

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: "The Education of Henry Adams", 1907

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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.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on tact

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You can't use tact with a Congressman. A Congressman is a hog. You must take a stick and hit him on the snout.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on education, facts, and ignorance

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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