Henry Adams

Henry Adams

American writer and historian
[After viewing the Palace of Electricity at the 1900 Trocadero Exposition in Paris]
[Saint-Gaudens and Matthew Arnold] felt a railway train as power; yet they, and all other artists, constantly complained that the power embodied in a railway train could never be embodied in art. All the steam in the world could not, like the Virgin, build Chartres.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The tourist was the great conservative who hated novelty and adored dirt.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the one branch he most neededMore Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Charles Sumner's mind had reached the calm of WATER which receives and reflects images without absorbing them; it contains nothing but itself.More Henry Adams quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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