Henry adams Quotes

...for if Mr. Lincoln was not what they said he was – what were t...

...for if Mr. Lincoln was not what they said he was – what were they? Henry Adams, on the savaging of Abraham Lincoln by William Thackeray and other English intellectuals *The Education of Henry Adams*
📅︎ Mar 04
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Practical politic...

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. Henry Adams
📅︎ Nov 07
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"There is no such thing a...

"There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence." — Henry Adams
📅︎ Aug 31
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"No one means all he says, and yet very...

"No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous." — Henry Adams
📅︎ Dec 05
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They know enoug...

They know enough who know how to learn. Henry Adams
📅︎ Dec 13
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I think that [Robert E.] Lee should have been hanged. It was all the wo...

I think that [Robert E.] Lee should have been hanged. It was all the worse that he was a good man and a fine character and acted conscientiously... It's always the good men who do the most harm in the world. - Henry Adams
📅︎ May 17
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Henry Adams: "...

Henry Adams: "A friend in power is a friend lost."
📅︎ Feb 16
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"Chaos was the law of...

"Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man." -Henry Adams
📅︎ Jul 12
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Friends are...

Friends are born, not made. - Henry Adams
📅︎ Feb 16
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“ A teacher affects eternity...

“ A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops. ” — Henry Adams
📅︎ Jun 12
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"Chaos often breeds...

"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit." - Henry Adams
📅︎ Sep 08
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