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Jacques Barzun

Read through the most famous quotes from Jacques Barzun

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

— Jacques Barzun

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Convince yourself that you are working in clay, not marble, on paper not eternal bronze: Let that first sentence be as stupid as it wishes.

— Jacques Barzun

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The book, like the bicycle, is a perfect form.

— Jacques Barzun


Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about people in the past are a form of injustice.

— Jacques Barzun

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[The prince] dare not let ethics keep him from doing whatever evil must be done to preserve himself and the state.

— Jacques Barzun

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[...] the state is not immoral but amoral; half of it exists outside morality

— Jacques Barzun

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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.

— Jacques Barzun

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Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.

— Jacques Barzun

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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.

— Jacques Barzun

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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.

— Jacques Barzun

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About Jacques Barzun

Jacques Barzun Quotes

Did you know about Jacques Barzun?

1991 An Essay on French Verse: For Readers of English Poetry. 1974 The Use and Abuse of Art (A. 1956 The Energies of Art: Studies of Authors Classic and Modern.

Barzun's Teacher in America (1945) was an important influence on post-WWII training of schoolteachers in the United States. Jacques Martin Barzun (November 30 1907 – October 25 2012) was a French-born American historian of ideas and culture.

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