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Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams (February 16, 1838 – March 27, 1918) was an American historian and member of the Adams political family, being descended from two U.S. Presidents.

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

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“Morality is a private and costly luxury”

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

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“One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a cer ...

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“The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that end ...

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“Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicid ...

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

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“In practice, such trifles as contradictions in principle are easily set aside; the faculty of ign ...

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“The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.”

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“Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile”

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“It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own”

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“No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about ...

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“The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence enough ...

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“There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.”

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“There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.”

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