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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.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Philosophy: unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
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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