54 quotes found by Henry Adams

Henry Adams
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
notag  # 2829
Henry Adams
Friends are born, not made.
friendship  friends  Born  # 5414
Henry Adams
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
teacher  eternity  Influence  # 5415
Henry Adams
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
Henry Adams
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
history  life  chaos  # 5417
Henry Adams
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
power  science  Race  # 5418
Henry Adams
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
nature  Order  law  # 5419
Henry Adams
All experience is an arch, to build upon.
experience  Build  Arch  # 5420
Henry Adams
Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything.
Edge  Grave  Conclude  # 5421
Henry Adams
The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.
President  Course  Sea  # 5422
Henry Adams
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.
life  friendship  Three  # 5423
Henry Adams
At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter.
best  Matter  Broken  # 5424
Henry Adams
Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.
travel  Himself  Rule  # 5425
Henry Adams
The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.
life  sad  wealth  # 5426
Henry Adams
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Mean  Means  Few  # 5427
Henry Adams
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
Free  Himself  liberty  # 5428