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Henry+Brooks Adams Quotes

Henry Brooks Adams
In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.
Henry Brooks Adams
#Chaos

Henry Brooks Adams
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit
Henry Brooks Adams
#Chaos

Henry Brooks Adams
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams
#Eternity

Henry Brooks Adams
The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence enough to upset Darwin
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#Evolution

Henry Brooks Adams
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself
Henry Brooks Adams
#Absence

Henry Brooks Adams
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.
Henry Brooks Adams
#Competition

Henry Brooks Adams
A friend in power is a friend lost.
Henry Brooks Adams
#Power

Henry Brooks Adams
I was interested in politics, thought I had good speaking abilities. I talked with Mr. Oliver about it and he suggested I go ahead.
Henry Brooks Adams
#Politics

Henry Brooks Adams
Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God.
Henry Brooks Adams
#God #American Historian

Henry Brooks Adams
The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
Henry Brooks Adams
#Men And Women #Man

Henry Brooks Adams
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
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#Education #Facts

Henry Brooks Adams
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.
Henry Brooks Adams
#Cute Love #Sweet Love #Love

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
#Advice

Henry Brooks Adams
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Henry Brooks Adams
#Politicians And Politics #Facts

Henry Brooks Adams
They know enough who know how to learn.
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#Education #Knowledge

Henry Brooks Adams
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile
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#Men

Henry Brooks Adams
Even in America, 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
Henry Brooks Adams
#America

Henry Brooks Adams
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies
Henry Brooks Adams
#Men

Henry Brooks Adams
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean
Henry Brooks Adams
#Meaning