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You seem to think that I am adapted to nothing but the sugar-plums of intellect and had better not try to digest anything stronger ...
Henry B. Adams was the first in an infinite series to discover and admit to himself that he really did not care whether truth was, ...
America had no use for Adams because he was eighteenth-century, and yet it worshipped Grant because he was archaic and should have ...
He saw Mr. Lincoln but once; at the melancholy function called an Inaugural Ball. Of course he looked anxiously for a sign of char ...
Henry Adams and Henry James invite obvious comparisons. Exact contemporaries on the American literary scene, both were beguiled by ...
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.
Persistence can grind an iron beam down into a needle.
Building up a family's fortune is like moving earth with a needle, but losing a family's fortune can be as swift as a boat rushing ...
How easily we could spell if we could follow,
Like thread looped through the eye of a needle,
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In this Journal, my pen is a delicate needle point, tracing out a graph of temperament so as to show its daily fluctuations: grave ...
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