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.
Quote by Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams Quotes
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops.
Morality is a private and costly luxury
There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race...
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
The People of Virginia declare and make known that the powers granted under the Constitution...
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of...
Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is...
What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how...
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean
You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take...
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a...
Politics are a very unsatisfactory game.
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three hardly possible.
They know enough who know how to learn.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can...