• No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is vicious.
    ~ Henry Adams
  • A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
    A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
    ~ Henry Adams
  • There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
    There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
    ~ Henry Adams, (1838 - 1918)
  • Friends are born, not made.
    ~ Henry Adams
  • The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned in it, teachers and taught.
    ~ Henry Adams
  • Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
    ~ Henry Adams