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No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought read more

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

by Henry Adams Found in: Thought Quotes,
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The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in read more

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.

by Henry Adams Found in: Life Quotes,
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You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a read more

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.

by Henry Adams Found in: Romance Quotes,
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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

by Henry Adams Found in: Education Quotes, Fact Quotes,
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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 read more

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.

by Henry Adams Found in: History Quotes,
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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts. -Henry Adams.

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts. -Henry Adams.

by Henry Adams Found in: Education Quotes,
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Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

by Henry Adams Found in: Taste Quotes,
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Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit.

Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit.

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While history never repeats itself, political patterns do.

While history never repeats itself, political patterns do.

by Henry Adams Found in: History Quotes,
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Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing read more

Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.

by Henry Adams Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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