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Henry Brooks Adams

1838-1918. American historian, journalist and novelist.

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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

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Power is poison. It's effect on Presidents had always been tragic.

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Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

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They know enough who know how to learn.

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The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.

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The proper study of mankind is woman.

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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

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One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

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A friend in power is a friend lost.

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Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

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