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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1409
AUTHOR: Henry Adams (1838–1918)
QUOTATION: Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
ATTRIBUTION: HENRY ADAMS, The Education of Henry Adams, ed. Ernest Samuels, chapter 24, p. 373 (1973). Originally published in 1906.

He was the son of Charles Francis Adams, the grandson of John Quincy Adams, and the great-grandson of John Adams.
SUBJECTS: Politics