Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

Thank God, I never was cheerful. I come from the happy stock of the Mathers, who, as you remember, passed sweet mornings reflecting on the goodness of God and the damnation of infants.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Letter, December 20, 1914, to Elizabeth Cameron. Letters, Vol. 2, p. 28, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1938).
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