Henry B. Adams

Found 22 thoughts of Henry B. Adams

Accident counts for much in companionship as in marriage.

Henry B. Adams

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

Henry B. Adams

The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.

Henry B. Adams

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

Henry B. Adams

The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.

Henry B. Adams

The proper study of mankind is woman.

Henry B. Adams

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

Henry B. Adams

The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing.

Henry B. Adams

All experience is an arch, to build upon.

Henry B. Adams

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

Henry B. Adams

Susceptibility to the highest forces is the highest genius.

Henry B. Adams

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

Henry B. Adams

Politics are a very unsatisfactory game.

Henry B. Adams

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

Henry B. Adams

Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.

Henry B. Adams

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

Henry B. Adams

The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.

Henry B. Adams

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

Henry B. Adams

The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.

Henry B. Adams

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

Henry B. Adams

Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.

Henry B. Adams

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

Henry B. Adams