Henry Adams

1838 - 1918

A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams

No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams, ed. Ernest Samuels, chapter 7, p. 102 (1974). First published in 1906.

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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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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on experience

All experience is an arch, to build upon.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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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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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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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on chaos, habits, life, and order

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on beginning, impossibility, and intelligence

It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on doubt, faith, good, and intelligence

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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