Henry Adams

Henry Adams

American writer and historian
My own conclusion is that history is simply social development along the lines of weakest resistance, and that in most cases the line of weakest resistance is found as unconsciously by society as by water.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Modern politics is, at bottom, a struggle not of men but of forces. The men become every year more and more creatures of force, massed about central powerhouses. The conflict is no longer between the men, but between the motors that drive the men, and the men tend to succumb to their own motive forces.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Power is poison. It's effect on Presidents had always been tragic.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else. More Henry Adams quotes [10/28/2011 01:10:52]
Education should try to lessen the obstacles, diminish the friction, invigorate the energy, and should train minds to react, not at haphazard, but by choice, on the lines of force that attract their world. What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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