Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
The habit of looking at life as a social relation — an affair of society — did no good. It cultivated a weakness which needed no cultivation. If it had helped to make men of the world, or give the manners and instincts of any profession — such as temper, patience, courtesy, or a faculty […]
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. – Henry Adams
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. The imagination must be given not wings but weights. – Henry Adams
The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned in it, teachers and taught. – Henry Adams