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
You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks...
All taxation is an evil, but heavy taxes, indiscriminately levied on every everything are one...
You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take...
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a...
Thank God, I never was cheerful. I come from the happy stock of the Mathers,...
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity...
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate...
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three hardly possible.
In practice, such trifles as contradictions in principle are easily set aside; the faculty of...
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean
Morality is a private and costly luxury
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of...
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile
I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a...
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race...
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops.