Henry Brooks Adams quotes

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As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, b ...
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
Ratcliffe was a great statesman. The smoothness of his manipulation was marvelous. No other man in politics, indeed no other man w ...
A certain secret jealousy of the British Minister is always lurking in the breast of every American Senator, if he is truly democr ...
She atoned for want of devotion to God, by devotion to man. She had a woman's natural tendency towards asceticism, self-extinction ...
It was this practical sense and cool will that won over Mrs. Lee, who was woman enough to assume that all the graces were well eno ...
Of all things in life, Mrs. Lee held this kind of court-service in contempt, for she was something more than republican--a little ...
The American mind exasperated the European as a buzz-saw might exasperate a pine-forest. The English mind disliked the French mind ...
The preacher then went on to criticise the attitude of religion towards science. "If there is still a feeling of hostility between ...
"Poor Esther!" said he gloomily. "She has been brought up among men, and is not used to harness. If things go wrong she will rebel ...
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