Henry Adams — American Historian born on February 16, 1838, died on March 27, 1918

Henry Brooks Adams was an American historian and member of the Adams political family, being descended from two U.S. Presidents... (wikipedia)

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
All experience is an arch, to build upon.