"American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Henry Adams on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Henry Adams on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Henry Adams on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Henry Adams on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Henry Adams on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."