1878 - Born on the 18th of October in Brooklyn, New York.
1898 - He took his bachelor's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.
1900 - He received his masters degree from Yale University.
1912 - He entered investment banking, being in the employ of a New York Stock Exchange member firm.
1917 - He served with Colonel House on President Wilson's commission to prepare data for the Paris
1918 - He was a Captain in the Military Intelligence division of the General Staff, US Army.
- He was selected for the US delegation to the Paris Peace Conference.
- He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, serving as both chancellor and
treasurer of that organization.
1949 - He died on the 18th of May.
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- "Our minds thus grow in spots; and like grease spots, the spots spread. But we let them spread as little as possible: we keep unaltered as much of our old knowledge, as many of our old prejudices and beliefs, as we can."
- "Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says,'This is the real me,'and when you have found that attitude, follow it."
- "The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it."
- "There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live."
- "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact."