Henry Brooks Adams Quotes

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry Brooks Adams

The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned in it, teachers and taught.

Henry Brooks Adams

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

Henry Brooks Adams

What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn.

Henry Brooks Adams

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts.

Henry Brooks Adams

Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

Henry Brooks Adams

Morality is a private and costly luxury

Henry Brooks Adams

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

Henry Brooks Adams

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

Henry Brooks Adams

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.

Henry Brooks Adams
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