"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Henry Adams on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Henry Adams on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Henry Adams on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Henry Adams on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Henry Adams on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."