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Henry B. Adams Quotes and Sayings

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All experience is an arch, to build upon.
- Henry B. Adams

Related topics: Experience

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

He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.
- Henry B. Adams

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

 

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
- Henry B. Adams

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

American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently,
without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
- Henry B. Adams

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Absolute liberty is absence of restraint;
responsibility is restraint; therefore,
the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
- Henry B. Adams

Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
- Henry B. Adams

The proper study of mankind is woman.
- Henry B. Adams

Intimates are predestined.
- Henry B. Adams

At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter.
- Henry B. Adams

The press is the hired agent of a monied system,
and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where
their interests are involved.
One can trust nobody and nothing.
- Henry B. Adams

Power is poison.
Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
- Henry B. Adams

They know enough who know how to learn.
- Henry B. Adams

It is always good men who do the most harm in the world.
- Henry B. Adams

Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
- Henry B. Adams

There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
- Henry B. Adams

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.
- Henry B. Adams

The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea.
He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer,
a port to seek.
- Henry B. Adams

It is impossible to underrate human intelligence -
beginning with one's own.
- Henry B. Adams

The progress of evolution from President Washington
to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.
- Henry B. Adams

Morality is a private and costly luxury.
- Henry B. Adams

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
- Henry B. Adams

Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
- Henry B. Adams

Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
- Henry B. Adams

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

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean,
for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
- Henry B. Adams

In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.
- Henry B. Adams

We combat obstacles in order to get repose,
and when got, the repose is insupportable.
- Henry B. Adams

A friend in power is a friend lost.
- Henry B. Adams

Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything.
- Henry B. Adams

Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.
- Henry B. Adams

What one knows is, in youth, of little moment;
they know enough who know how to learn.
- Henry B. Adams

Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions,
has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
- Henry B. Adams

The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
- Henry B. Adams

Politics are a very unsatisfactory game.
- Henry B. Adams

Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
- Henry B. Adams

Susceptibility to the highest forces is the highest genius.
- Henry B. Adams

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Follow that will and that way
which experience confirms to be your own.
- Carl Jung

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet"
deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

What I recognized is that you can't put it together.
It's already together, and what you have to do
is experience it being together.
- Werner Erhard

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked.
It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
- Amy Grant

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and
nothing so hard to apply.
- Josh Billings

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot
be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
- Clarence Day

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
- Auguste Rodin

Every moment is an experience.
- Jake Roberts

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda


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