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Henry B. Adams Quotes

A friend in power is a friend lost.

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

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.

All experience is an arch, to build upon.

American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.

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

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

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

Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

Friends are born, not made.

He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.

In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.

Intimates are predestined.

It is always good men who do the most harm in the world.

It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.

Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.

Morality is a private and costly luxury.

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

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