Henry Adams


Born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
February 16, 1838

Died
March 27, 1918

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Henry Brooks Adams was born into one of the oldest and most distinguished families in Boston, a family which had produced two American presidents, giving him the opportunity to pursue a wide-ranging variety of intellectual interests during the course of his life. Functioning both in the world of practical men and affairs (as a journalist and an assistant to his father, who was an American diplomat in Washington and London), and in the world of ideas (as a prolific writer, the editor of the prestigious North American Review, and a professor of medieval, European, and American history at Harvard), Adams was one of the
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“Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.”
Henry Adams

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
Henry Adams

“Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.”
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

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