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
Quote by Henry Brooks Adams
I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so...
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
The People of Virginia declare and make known that the powers granted under the Constitution...
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the...
Thank God, I never was cheerful. I come from the happy stock of the Mathers,...
You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take...
Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how...
There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
All taxation is an evil, but heavy taxes, indiscriminately levied on every everything are one...
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate...
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race...
A friend in power is a friend lost.
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a...
I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a...
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops.
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three hardly possible.