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You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him read more

You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!

by Henry Brooks Adams Found in: Congress 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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No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.

No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.

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No historian can take part with--or against--the forces he has to study. To him even the extinction of the human read more

No historian can take part with--or against--the forces he has to study. To him even the extinction of the human race should merely be a fact to be grouped with other vital statistics.

by Henry Brooks Adams Found in: History Quotes,
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No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.

by Henry Brooks Adams Found in: Doubt Quotes,
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Morality is a private and costly luxury.

Morality is a private and costly luxury.

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The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends read more

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

by Henry Brooks Adams Found in: Publicity Quotes,
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Morality is a private and costly luxury

Morality is a private and costly luxury

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One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of read more

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.

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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

by Henry Brooks Adams Found in: Teachers Quotes,
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