Henry B. 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.
There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Friends are born, not made.
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men
They know enough who know how to learn.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about himself.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance as it accumulates in the form of inert facts.