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."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit."

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "The Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems."

Henry Brooks Adams (about philosophy)
Henry Brooks Adams (about philosophy)

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "The Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"My belief is that science is to wreck us, and that we are like monkeys monkeying with a loaded shell; we don't in the least know or care where our practically infinite energies come from or will bring us to."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Practical politics consists in ignoring facts."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Silence alone is respectable and respected. I believe God to be silence."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"One sought not absolute truth. One sought only a spool on which to wind the thread of history without breaking it."

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "The Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "The Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

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

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "The Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Some day science may have the existence of mankind in its power, and the human race commit suicide, by blowing up the world."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

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


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)