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21 Famous Quotes by Henry Adams
2/16/1838 - 3/27/1918
Also Known As:  
Henry Brooks Adams
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The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.

Life Quotes, by Henry Adams

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You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.

Romance Quotes, by Henry Adams

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

Education Quotes, by Henry Adams

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Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Politics Quotes, by Henry Adams

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I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I'm wrong, I am inclined to agree with him.

History Quotes, by Henry Adams

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Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

Politics / government Quotes, by Henry Adams

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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Cliches and one-liners Quotes, by Henry Adams

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

Education Quotes, by Henry Adams

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Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Henry Adams

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Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God.

Society Quotes, by Henry Adams

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Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

Taste Quotes, by Henry Adams

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In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henry Adams

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Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henry Adams

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Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henry Adams

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Intimates are predestined

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henry Adams

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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henry Adams

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Morality is a private and costly luxury

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henry Adams

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The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence enough to upset Darwin

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henry Adams

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Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henry Adams

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In peace, competition had become difficult, until the British ship owner cried for war; yet he already felt, without acknowledging it even to himself, that in war he was likely to enjoy little profit or pleasure on the day when the long, low, black hull of the Yankee privateer, with her tapering, bending spars, her long-range guns, and her sharp-faced captain, should appear on the western horizon, and suddenly, at the sight of heavy-lumbering British merchantman, should fling out her white wings of canvas, and fly down on her prey.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henry Adams

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A friend in power is a friend lost.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henry Adams

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