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Jacques Barzun, American Educator ( November 30, 1907 - )

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Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.~Jacques Barzun


Political Tolerance Hatred

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


Man Space Circle

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


Music Emotions Hopes

I have always been - I think any student of history almost inevitably is - a cheerful pessimist.~Jacques Barzun


History Think Student

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


Art Lost Tradition

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.~Jacques Barzun


Work Day Fruit

Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.~Jacques Barzun


Deep Nothing Feelings

Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form - or else it is not art.~Jacques Barzun


Art Meaning Memorable

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.~Jacques Barzun


End Great Changes

The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.~Jacques Barzun


Education Man Mind

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


Life Real Alive

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.~Jacques Barzun


Intellectual Opinion

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.~Jacques Barzun


Work Knowledge World

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.~Jacques Barzun


Baseball Heart Mind

An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can.~Jacques Barzun


May Artist Duty

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.~Jacques Barzun


Time Morning Communication

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.~Jacques Barzun


Baseball School Heart

Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.~Jacques Barzun


Great Mind Tragedy

In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle.~Jacques Barzun


Business Way Stop

The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works.~Jacques Barzun


Anguish Cause Chief

Of course, clothing fashions have always been impractical, except in Tahiti.~Jacques Barzun


Always Clothing Except

If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.~Jacques Barzun


Age Rise Stone

The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers.~Jacques Barzun


May Crime Danger

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


Man Feet Conservative

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.~Jacques Barzun


Education Past Style

By the time I was 9, I had the conviction that everybody in the world was an artist except plumbers or people who delivered groceries.~Jacques Barzun


Time World People