Henry Adams

Henry Adams

American writer and historian
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts. -Henry Adams.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By nature, man is lazy, working only under compulsion; and when he is strong we will always live, as far as he can, upon the labor or the property of the weak.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In peace, competition had become difficult, until the British ship owner cried for war; yet he already felt, without acknowledging it even to himself, that in war he was likely to enjoy little profit or pleasure on the day when the long, low, black hull of the Yankee privateer, with her tapering, bending spars, her long-range guns, and her sharp-faced captain, should appear on the western horizon, and suddenly, at the sight of heavy-lumbering British merchantman, should fling out her white wings of canvas, and fly downMore Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My favorite figure of the American author is that of a man who breeds a favorite dog, which he throws into the Mississippi River for the pleasure of making a splash. The river does not splash, but it drowns the dog.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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