Famous Quote from Henry Brooks Adams 

"I would rather starve and rot
and keep the privilege of speaking
the truth as I see it,
than of holding all the offices
that capital has to give
from the presidency down."

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Henry Brooks Adams
(1838-1918) Pulitzer prize-winning historian (1919), great-grandson of John Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams, and son of US Secretary of State, Charles Adams
The Degradation of the Democratic Dogma, 1919
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