Jacques Barzun Quotes

27 Jacques Barzun quotes:

"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."
"The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind."
"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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"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America,"
Author: Barzun Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine."
"In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal."
"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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