Henry Adams Quotes

Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God.

Henry Adams

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

Henry Adams

History is the most aristocratic of all literary pursuits, because it obliges the historian to be rich as well as educated.

Henry Adams

Morality is a private and costly luxury.

Henry Adams

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 or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.

Henry Adams

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 or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.

Henry Adams

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Henry Adams

History will die if not irritated. The only service I can do to my profession is to serve as a flea.

Henry Adams

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