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Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams was a U.S. historian, journalist and novelist; great-grandson of John Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams,
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No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

Henry Brooks Adams

Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

Henry Brooks Adams

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

Henry Brooks Adams

A friend in power is a friend lost.

Henry Brooks Adams

What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn.

Henry Brooks Adams

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.

Henry Brooks Adams

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 Brooks Adams

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

Henry Brooks Adams

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

Henry Brooks Adams

They know enough who know how to learn.

Henry Brooks Adams

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three hardly possible.

Henry Brooks Adams