Henry B Adams Quotes (22 quotations)

1. A friend in power is a friend lost. - Henry B Adams

2. Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. - Henry B Adams

3. Friends are born, not made. - Henry B Adams

4. He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers. - Henry B Adams

5. In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man. - Henry B Adams

6. It is always good men who do the most harm in the world - Henry B Adams

7. Modern politics is, at bottom, a struggle not of men but of forces. The men become every year more and more creatures of force, massed about central powerhouses. The conflict is no longer between the men, but between the motors that drive the men, and the men tend to succumb to their own motive forces. - Henry B Adams

8. No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself. - Henry B Adams

9. No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. - Henry B Adams

10. No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else. - Henry B Adams

11. No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. - Henry B Adams

12. Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. - Henry B Adams

13. Politics are a very unsatisfactory game. - Henry B Adams

14. Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. - Henry B Adams

15. Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds. - Henry B Adams

16. Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic. - Henry B Adams

17. Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. - Henry B Adams

18. The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin. - Henry B Adams

19. The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men - Henry B Adams

20. There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence. - Henry B Adams

21. They know enough who know how to learn. - Henry B Adams

22. You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout! - Henry B Adams

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