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.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
All experience is an arch, to build upon.
Friends are born, not made.
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.
It is always good men who do the most harm in the world.
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
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