Allan Bloom Quotes

12 Allan Bloom quotes:

"Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion"
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"Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice"
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"Education is the movement from darkness to light."
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"There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech"
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"The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America."
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"Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine."
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"The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself."
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"Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts."
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"Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later."
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"We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part."
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"There are great industries of psychotherapy that address our difficulties in 'relationships' -- that pallid, pseudoscientific word the very timidity of which makes substantial attachments impossible. One has to have a tin ear to describe one's great love as a relationship."
"The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is."
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