A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
1907 The Education of Henry Adams, ch.20,'Failure'.
American art, like the American language and American education, was as far as possible sexless.Henry Brooks Adams
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in its power and the human race commit suicide by blowing up the race.Henry Brooks Adams
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.Henry Brooks Adams
A friend in power is a friend lost.Henry Brooks Adams
These questions of taste, of feeling, of inheritance, need no settlement. Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, and amuses himself byapplying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.Henry Brooks Adams
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.Henry Brooks Adams
What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn.Henry Brooks Adams
Practical politics consists in ignoring the facts.Henry Brooks Adams
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.Henry Brooks Adams
Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen.Henry Brooks Adams
All experience is an arch to build on.Henry Brooks Adams