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