"Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Henry Adams on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Henry Adams on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Henry Adams on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Henry Adams on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Henry Adams on Booker T. Washington
"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."