Henry Brooks Adams Quotes


38 Henry Brooks Adams quotes:



"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Chaos Quotes
"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."
"No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Faith Quotes Inferiority Quotes
"Even in America, the Indian summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone - but never hustled"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Philosophy: unintelligible answers to insoluble problems"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Philosophy Quotes
"Morality is a private and costly luxury."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Expression Quotes
"Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Accident counts for much in companionship as in marriage"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and when got, the repose is insupportable."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Obstacles Quotes
"Friends are born, not made."
"Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Philosophy Quotes
"It is impossible to underrate human intelligence -- beginning with one's own."
"Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Simplicity Quotes
"American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile."
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"I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I'm wrong, I am inclined to agree with him."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Faith Quotes American History Quotes
"Words were with them forms of expression which varied with individuals, but falsehood was more or less necessary to all"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Expression Quotes
"They know enough who know how to learn."



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