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Henry B. Adams

Henry Brooks Adams was an American historian and member of the Adams political family, being descended from two U.S. Presidents. As a young Harvard graduate, he was secretary to his father, Charles Francis Adams, Abraham Lincoln’s ambassador in London, a posting that had much influence on the younger man, both through experience of wartime diplomacy and absorption in English culture, especially the works of John Stuart Mill. After the American Civil War, he became a noted political journalist who entertained America’s foremost intellectuals at his homes in Washington and Boston. (1838 – 1918)

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A friend in power is a friend lost
Henry B. Adams

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit
Henry B. Adams

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous
Henry B. Adams

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