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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 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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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

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Morality is a private and costly luxury.

Morality is a private and costly luxury.

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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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Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

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The new church of St. John's, on Fifth Avenue, was thronged the
morning of the last Sunday of October, read more

The new church of St. John's, on Fifth Avenue, was thronged the
morning of the last Sunday of October, in the year 1880. Sitting
in the gallery, beneath the unfinished frescoes, and looking down
the nave, one caught an effect of autumn gardens, a suggestion of
chrysanthemums and geraniums, or of October woods, dashed with
scarlet oaks and yellow maples.

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Morality is a private and costly luxury

Morality is a private and costly luxury

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The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.

The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.

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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.

by Henry Brooks Adams Found in: Congress Quotes,
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