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
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops.
Source: The Education of Henry Adams
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
All experience is an arch, to build upon.
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