Brooks Adams — American Historian born on June 24, 1848, died on February 13, 1927

Peter Chardon Brooks Adams, was an American historian and a critic of capitalism... (wikipedia)

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the 500, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
Politics, as a practice, whatever its profession, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.