Quotes by Henry Adams

A friend in power is a friend lost.

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about himself.

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

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance as it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.