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Henry Brooks Adams
(1838-1918) born on
Feb 16
US historian, author. He won a Pulitzer for "Education of Henry Adams," 1919.
         
   
F
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

R
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
A
As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.
N
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
K
Power is poison. It's effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Education of Henry Adams," 1907.
R: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
A: Letter, 17 Dec. 1908.
N: "The Education of Henry Adams," 1907.
K: "The Education of Henry Adams," ch. 28, 1907.
   


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