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Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams

The great grandson of President John Adams, Henry Brooks Adams was a well regarded historian, critic and author. His most famous literary work, "The Education of Henry Adams", was published after his death and won the Pulitzer Prize in literature. Traveling the world as a correspondent, Adams published many essays that were critical of free trade, diplomatic relations and Congress. This cu…

Date of Birth: February 16, 1838
Date of Death: March 27, 1918


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"One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three hardly possible." Henry Brooks Adams
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Friends Or Friendship    Quote of the Day   

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"Friends are born, not made." Henry Brooks Adams
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Henry Brooks Adams

"One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible." Henry Brooks Adams
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"It [love] is a disease to be born with patience, like any nervous complaint, and to be treated with counter-irritants." Henry Brooks Adams
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"Politics are a very unsatisfactory game." Henry Brooks Adams
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"Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself" Henry Brooks Adams
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"Morality is a private and costly luxury" Henry Brooks Adams
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"Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world." Henry Brooks Adams
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"The proper study of mankind is woman." Henry Brooks Adams
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"In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man." Henry Brooks Adams
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"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit" Henry Brooks Adams
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"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops." Henry Brooks Adams
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"The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence enough to upset Darwin" Henry Brooks Adams
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"In peace, competition had become difficult, until the British ship owner cried for war; yet he already felt, without acknowledging it even to himself, that in war he was likely to enjoy little profit or pleasure on the day when the long, low, black hull of the Yankee privateer, with her tapering, bending spars, her long-range guns, and her sharp-faced captain, should appear on the western horizon, and suddenly, at the sight of heavy-lumbering British merchantman, should fling out her white wings of canvas, and fly down on her prey." Henry Brooks Adams
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"I was interested in politics, thought I had good speaking abilities. I talked with Mr. Oliver about it and he suggested I go ahead." Henry Brooks Adams
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"This is way beyond expectations. We've got the second best golfer in the state at Aspen High School, and I am really proud of him." Henry Brooks Adams
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"Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God." Henry Brooks Adams
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"The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong." Henry Brooks Adams
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"They know enough who know how to learn." Henry Brooks Adams
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"It is always good men who do the most harm in the world" Henry Brooks Adams
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"He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers." Henry Brooks Adams
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