Henry Adams quote about friendship from The Education of Henry Adams - Every friend in power is a friend lost.
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Every friend in power is a friend lost.
 Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams (1906). copy citation

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Author Henry Adams
Source The Education of Henry Adams
Topic friendship power
Date 1906
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2044/2044-h/2044-h.htm

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“As a rule, officials dread interference. The strongest often resent it most. Any official who admits equality in discussion of his official course, feels it to be an act of virtue; after a few months or years he tires of the effort. Every friend in power is a friend lost. This rule is so nearly absolute that it may be taken in practice as admitting no exception. Apparent exceptions exist, and McCulloch was one of them.
McCulloch had been spared the gluttonous selfishness and infantile jealousy which are the commoner results of early political education.” source

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