Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

There are two things that seem to be at the bottom of our constitutions; one is a continual tendency towards politics; the other is family pride; and it is strange how these two feelings run through all of us.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Letter, November 3, 1858, to Charles Francis Adams Jr.. Letters, Vol. 1, p. 5, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1930).
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