Henry Brooks Adams

(1838-1918 / the United States)

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Henry Brooks Adams (February 16, 1838 – March 27, 1918; normally called Henry Adams) was an American journalist, historian, academic and novelist. He is best-known for his autobiographical book, The Education of Henry Adams. He was a member of the Adams political family.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Francis Adams Sr. (1807-1886) and Abigail Brooks (1808-1889)... more »

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  • The great word Evolution had not yet, in 1860, made a new religion of history, but the old religion had preached the same doctrine for a thousand years without finding in the entire history of Rome an...
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry B. Adams, p. 803, Library of America (1983).
  • ''One sought not absolute truth. One sought only a spool on which to wind the thread of history without breaking it.''
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry B. Adams, p. 1151, Library of America (1983).
  • ''Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.''
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry B. Adams, p. 1066, Library of America (1983).
  • ''No European spring had shown him the same intermixture of delicate grace and passionate depravity that marked the Maryland May.''
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry B. Adams, p. 965, Library of America (1983).
  • ''Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.''
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry B. Adams, p. 1132, The Library of America (1983).
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