Jacques Barzun Quotes

27 Jacques Barzun quotes:

"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."
"If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age."
"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."
"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."
"The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind."
"The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works"
"Finding oneself was a misnomer; a self is not found but made"
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