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Henry Brooks Adams Quotes

Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything.

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Practical politics consists of ignoring facts.

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

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Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.

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

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

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

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One friend in a lifetime is much two are many three are hardly possible.

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Women have, commonly, a very positive moral sense. . . .

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Philosophy unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

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Morality is a private and costly luxury.

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Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

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

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A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest.

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

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