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Henry Brooks Adams

  • You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.... Henry Brooks Adams {view}
  • American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.... Henry Brooks Adams {view}
  • Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile... Henry Brooks Adams {view}
  • In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.... Henry Brooks Adams {view}
  • Women have, commonly, a very positive moral sense. . . .... Henry Brooks Adams {view}
  • Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.... Henry Brooks Adams {view}