Aphorisms by author: Henry Brooks Adams

The proper study of mankind is woman.
By theme : Women
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
By theme : Education
No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
By theme : Behavior Thought
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
By theme : Knowledge Psychology Thought
Friends are born, not made.
By theme : Friendship
The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
By theme : Men Women
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.
By theme : Friendship Life
He too serves a certain purpose, who only stands and cheers.
By theme : Society
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.
By theme : Friendship Life
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
By theme : Life Philosophy Wisdom
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
By theme : Politics Wit
A friend in power is a friend lost.
By theme : Friendship
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
By theme : Hatred Politics
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