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Henry Brooks Adams (16 February 1838 – 27 March 1918) was a U.S. historian, journalist, novelist and educator. He was the great-grandson of John Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams and son of Charles Francis Adams, Sr.

Best Henry Adams Quotes

Henry Adams Quotes

Henry Adams Quotes

1. Friends are born, not made.

― Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

 

2. All experience is an arch to build upon. 

― Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams 

 

3. A friend in power is a friend lost.

― Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

 

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

― Henry Adams

 

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

― Henry Adams

 

6. Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.

― Henry Adams

 

7. Women have, commonly, a very positive moral sense; that which they will, is right; that which they reject, is wrong; and their will, in most cases, ends by settling the moral.

― Henry Adams

 

8. Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.

Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

 

9. Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. 

― Henry Adams

 

10. Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.

― Henry Adams

 

11. They know enough who know how to learn.

― Henry Adams

 

12. Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything.

― Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

 

13. The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand.

― Henry Adams

 

14. Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals nor forts.

― Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

 

15. The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.

― Henry Adams

 

16. At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter.

― Henry Adams

 

17. Work, whiskey, and cards were life.

― Henry Adams

 

18. Every one who marries goes it blind, more or less.

― Henry Adams

 

19. I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.

― Henry Adams

 

20. Morality is a private and costly luxury.

― Henry Adams

 

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