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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 anything but flat contradiction.
    —Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    I turned my head and saw the wind,
    Not far from where I stood,
    Dragging the corn by her golden hair,
    Into a dark and lonely wood.
    —William Henry Davies (1871–1940)

    A certain secret jealousy of the British Minister is always lurking in the breast of every American Senator, if he is truly democratic; for democracy, rightly understood, is the government of the people, by the people, for the benefit of Senators, and there is always a danger that the British Minister may not understand this political principle as he should.
    —Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    Our [adult] children have an adult’s right to make their own choices and have the responsibility of living with the consequences. If we make their problems ours, they avoid that responsibility, and we are faced with problems we can’t and shouldn’t solve.
    —Jane Adams (20th century)