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Henry Brooks Adams
(1838-1918) born on
Feb 16
US historian, author. He won a Pulitzer for "Education of Henry Adams," 1919.
         
   
F
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

R
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
A
Philosophy: unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
N
No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
K
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
R: "The Education of Henry Adams," ch.16.
A: Adams's definition of philosophy; in "The So-Called Human Race," by Bert Leston Taylor, 1922.
N: From an Internet collection of quotations.
K: Letter, 20 Sep 1911.
   


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