"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Henry Adams on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Henry Adams on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Henry Adams on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Henry Adams on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Henry Adams on Oscar Wilde
"The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin."
"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."
"I have written too much history to have faith in it and if anyone thinks I'm wrong, I am inclined to agree with him."