Jacques Barzun Quotes
In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle.
An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can.
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.
Schools are not intended to moralize a wicked world, but to impart knowledge and develop intelligence, with only two social aims in mind: prepare to take on one's share in the world's work, and perhaps in addition, lend a hand in improving society, after schooling is done.
If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.
Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.
Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
After being boxed in by man and his constructions in Europe and the East, the release into space is exhilarating. The horizon is a huge remote circle, and no hills intervene.
Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
I have always been - I think any student of history almost inevitably is - a cheerful pessimist.
Of course, clothing fashions have always been impractical, except in Tahiti.
Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form - or else it is not art.
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.
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
It is only in the shadows, when some fresh wave, truly original, truly creative, breaks upon the shore, that there will be a rediscovery of the West.
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