Henry Adams Quote On Young Men and Elders

Young men and elder quote

Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adam is an American Historian. He is a Harvard Graduate then later became a historian professor at Harvard University in 1870. This quote is related to his teaching experience, being surrounded by young students. Even though he was 39 years of age, he was regarded as an old man by his students. Being considered as “old” is a standard issue we are faced with, finding common ground with the younger generation. This could be with a younger sibling, a child, students or anyone with a generational gap.

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Henry Brooks Adam (born February 16, 1838 – died March 27, 1918

Original Source: (The Education of Henry Adams 1907)

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