Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

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), U.S. historian. Letter, July 1, 1892, to Charles Franklin Thwing. Henry B. Adams and His Friends, p. 269, ed. Harold Dean Cater.
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