Facts about Jacques Barzun

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Jacques Barzun is a famous Educator from USA, he/she is still alive and was born November 30, 1907.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Jacques, under the main topic Society.

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Famous quotes by Jacques Barzun (22)


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"The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind"
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"Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine"
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"Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form - or else it is not art"
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"A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth"
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"Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred"
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"In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years"
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"The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers"
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"It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence"
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"An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can"
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"The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works"
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"Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap"
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"Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice"
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"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams"
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"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition"
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"Of course, clothing fashions have always been impractical, except in Tahiti"
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"Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions"
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"Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy"
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"In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle"
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"If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age"
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"Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole"
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"If it were possible to talk to the unborn, one could never explain to them how it feels to be alive, for life is washed in the speechless real"
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"It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence"


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