Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams

American author, journalist, historian
16 February 1838 — 27 March 1918

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No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean.

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

Morality is a private and costly luxury.

They know enough who know how to learn.

Chaos was the law of nature; order was the dream of man.

A friend in power is a friend lost.

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


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