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date: 19 September 2019

Henry Brooks Adams 1838–1918
American historian 

  1. Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
    The Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 1
  2. All experience is an arch to build upon.
    The Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 6; see Tennyson
  3. A friend in power is a friend lost.
    The Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 7
  4. Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
    The Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 16
  5. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
    The Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 20
  6. Morality is a private and costly luxury.
    The Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 22
  7. 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.
    The Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 20
  8. We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and, when got, the repose is insupportable.
    The Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 29
  9. No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
    The Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 31