Quotations by Henry Adams

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Born: Friday, February 16, 1838
Died: Wednesday, March 27, 1918 (80 years old)
Profession: Historian
Nationality: American


A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
- Henry Adams
(Keywords: Eternity, Influence)

Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit.
- Henry Adams
(Keywords: Life, Habit, Chaos, Order)

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.
- Henry Adams
(Keywords: Faith, History, Wrong)

Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God.
- Henry Adams
(Keywords: God, Man, Trying)

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
- Henry Adams
(Keywords: Thought, Words)

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.
- Henry Adams
(Keywords: Life, Wealth, Infinite, Summer)







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