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Henry Adams quotes: Silence alone is respectable and respected. I believe God to be silence. Silence alone is respectable and respected. I believe God to be silence.
Henry Adams quotes: Intimates are predestined. Intimates are predestined.
Henry Adams quotes: If one shed tears, they must be shed on one's pillow. If one shed tears, they must be shed on one's pillow.
Henry Adams quotes: The world is coming to an end in 1950. The world is coming to an end in 1950.
Henry Adams quotes: Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile. Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
Henry Adams quotes: In practice, such trifles as contradictions in principle are easily set aside; the faculty of ignoring them makes the practical man. In practice, such trifles as contradictions in principle are easily set aside; the faculty of ignoring them makes the practical man.
Henry Adams quotes: Laplace would have found it child's-play to fix a ratio of progression in mathematical science between Descartes, Leibnitz, Newton and himself Laplace would have found it child's-play to fix a ratio of progression in mathematical science between Descartes, Leibnitz, Newton and himself
Henry Adams quotes: We shall some day catch an abstract truth by the tail, and then we shall have our religion and our immortality. We shall some day catch an abstract truth by the tail, and then we shall have our religion and our immortality.
Henry Adams quotes: Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. The imagination must be given not wings but weights. Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. The imagination must be given not wings but weights.
Henry Adams quotes: He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers. He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.
Henry Adams quotes: Those who seek education in the paths of duty are always deceived by the illusion that power in the hands of friends is an advantage to them. Those who seek education in the paths of duty are always deceived by the illusion that power in the hands of friends is an advantage to them.
Henry Adams quotes: No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else. No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
Henry Adams quotes: Teachers affect eternity. There is no telling where their influence stops. Teachers affect eternity. There is no telling where their influence stops.
Henry Adams quotes: There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence. There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
Henry Adams quotes: The photograph is a coarse fraud, and seems to delight only in taking the whole beauty out of the picture. The photograph is a coarse fraud, and seems to delight only in taking the whole beauty out of the picture.
Henry Adams quotes: It [love] is a disease to be born with patience, like any nervous complaint, and to be treated with counter-irritants. It [love] is a disease to be born with patience, like any nervous complaint, and to be treated with counter-irritants.
Henry Adams quotes: We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and when got, the repose is insupportable. We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and when got, the repose is insupportable.
Henry Adams quotes: For reasons which many persons thought ridiculous, Mrs. Lightfoot Lee decided to pass the winter in Washington. For reasons which many persons thought ridiculous, Mrs. Lightfoot Lee decided to pass the winter in Washington.
Henry Adams quotes: Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.
Henry Adams quotes: The world can absorb only doses of truth," he said; "too much would kill it." One sought education in order to adjust the dose. The world can absorb only doses of truth," he said; "too much would kill it." One sought education in order to adjust the dose.
Henry Adams quotes: Life is a narrow valley, and the roads run close together Life is a narrow valley, and the roads run close together
Henry Adams quotes: The less a tourist knows, the fewer mistakes he need make, for he will not expect himself to explain ignorance. The less a tourist knows, the fewer mistakes he need make, for he will not expect himself to explain ignorance.
Henry Adams quotes: The historian must not try to know what is truth, if he values his honesty; for if he cares for his truths, he is certain to falsify his facts. The historian must not try to know what is truth, if he values his honesty; for if he cares for his truths, he is certain to falsify his facts.
Henry Adams quotes: He betrayed the consciousness that he and his people had a past, if they dared but avow it, and might have a future, if they could but divine it. He betrayed the consciousness that he and his people had a past, if they dared but avow it, and might have a future, if they could but divine it.
Henry Adams quotes: In the one branch he most needed In the one branch he most needed
Henry Adams quotes: Whenever a man reaches the top of the political ladder, his enemies unite to pull him down. His friends become critical and exacting. Whenever a man reaches the top of the political ladder, his enemies unite to pull him down. His friends become critical and exacting.
Henry Adams quotes: A senator is like a begonia - showy but useless. A senator is like a begonia - showy but useless.
Henry Adams quotes: The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek. The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.
Henry Adams quotes: Seward would inspire a cow with statesmanship if she understood our language. Seward would inspire a cow with statesmanship if she understood our language.
Henry Adams quotes: No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Henry Adams quotes: I want to be advertised and the easiest way is to do something obnoxious and do it well. I want to be advertised and the easiest way is to do something obnoxious and do it well.
Henry Adams quotes: Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Henry Adams quotes: Nothing is easier to teach than historical method, but, when learned, it has little use. Nothing is easier to teach than historical method, but, when learned, it has little use.
Henry Adams quotes: Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage. Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
Henry Adams quotes: Nothing is more tiresome than a superannuated pedagogue. Nothing is more tiresome than a superannuated pedagogue.
Henry Adams quotes: Henry James chews more than he bites off. Henry James chews more than he bites off.
Henry Adams quotes: Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education. Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
Henry Adams quotes: Everyone must bear his own universe, and most persons are moderately interested in learning how their neighbors have managed to carry theirs. Everyone must bear his own universe, and most persons are moderately interested in learning how their neighbors have managed to carry theirs.
Henry Adams quotes: A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest. A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest.
Henry Adams quotes: Good men do the most harm. Good men do the most harm.
Henry Adams quotes: The capacity of women to make unsuitable marriages must be considered as the cornerstone of society. The capacity of women to make unsuitable marriages must be considered as the cornerstone of society.
Henry Adams quotes: Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Henry Adams quotes: The proper study of mankind is woman. The proper study of mankind is woman.
Henry Adams quotes: Double standards are inspiration to men of letters, but they are apt to be fatal to politicians. Double standards are inspiration to men of letters, but they are apt to be fatal to politicians.
Henry Adams quotes: The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong. The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
Henry Adams quotes: One does every day and without a second thought, what at another time would be the event of a year, perhaps of a life. One does every day and without a second thought, what at another time would be the event of a year, perhaps of a life.
Henry Adams quotes: Unity is vision; it must have been part of the process of learning to see. Unity is vision; it must have been part of the process of learning to see.
Henry Adams quotes: Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world. Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
Henry Adams quotes: Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man. Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
Henry Adams quotes: As History stands, it is a sort of Chinese Play, without end and without lesson. As History stands, it is a sort of Chinese Play, without end and without lesson.
Henry Adams quotes: Philosophy ... consists chiefly in suggesting unintelligible answers to insoluble problems. Philosophy ... consists chiefly in suggesting unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Henry Adams quotes: At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter. At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter.
Henry Adams quotes: 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. 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.