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    I am fairly tired—bored beyond endurance—by the world we live in, and its ideals, and am ready to say so, not violently, but kindly, as one rubs salt into the back of a flogged sailor as though one loved him.
    —Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    Oh open, apostolic height!
    And tell my humbug how to start
    Bird balance, bleach: make miniature
    Valhalla of my heart.
    —Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    To my fancy, one looks back on life, it has only two responsibilities, which include all the others: one is the bringing of new life into existence; the other, educating it after it is brought in. All betrayals of trust result from these original sins.
    —Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)