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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Henry Adams (1838–1918)
QUOTATION: No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
ATTRIBUTION: HENRY ADAMS, The Education of Henry Adams, ed. Ernest Samuels, chapter 7, p. 102 (1974). First published in 1906.

Adams was the son of Charles Francis Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams, and great-grandson of John Adams.
SUBJECTS: Congress—Senate