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Brief author info: Henry Adams (1838-1918) American historian, scholar, man of letters.
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You say that love is nonsense... I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.
Friends are born, not made.
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.
He had fallen into the usual masculine blunder of mixing up smartness of intelligence with strength of character.
It [love] is a disease to be born with patience, like any nervous complaint, and to be treated with counter-irritants.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Boys naturally look on all force as an enemy.
Accident counts for much in companionship as in marriage.
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