Henry Adams Quotes
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and when got, the repose is insupportable.
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
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.
I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.
The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
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