"No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Henry Adams on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Henry Adams on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Henry Adams on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Henry Adams on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Henry Adams on Albert Einstein
"The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin."
"I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist."
"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts."
"Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education."
"All experience is an arch, to build upon."
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