Henry B. Adams Quotes

Henry B. Adams

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You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache orrheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.

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There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.

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There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.

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

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

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Friends are born, not made.

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A friend in power is a friend lost.

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Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

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The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men

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

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