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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams
Friends are born, not made.
Henry Adams
All experience is an arch, to build upon.
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A friend in power is a friend lost.
Henry Adams
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
Henry Adams
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
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Henry Adams
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
Henry Adams
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Henry Adams
The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.
Henry Adams
He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.
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Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
Henry Adams
Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
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They know enough who know how to learn.
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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 Adams
Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything.
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Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.
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It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.
Henry Adams
At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter.
Henry Adams
Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
Henry Adams
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