Jacques Martin Barzun Quotes

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

~ Jacques Martin Barzun

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 Martin Barzun

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 Martin Barzun

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

~ Jacques Martin Barzun

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

~ Jacques Martin Barzun

In producers, loafing is productive and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation.

~ Jacques Martin Barzun

anger - art - aging - adversity - beauty - balance - change - confusion - courage - character - death - dreams - determination - education - excellence - family - friendship - funny - giving - goals - happiness - hope - honesty - integrity - imagination - joy - justice - kindness - kissing - knowledge - life - love - leadership - money - music - marriage - motivation - mistakes - nature - overcoming - optimism - opportunity - perspective - patience - peace - quality - quitting - questions - quiet - respect - relationships - reading - success - strength - stress - smiling - teaching - time - trust - unity - understanding - vision - values - victory - war - writing - winning - wisdom - waiting - youth -


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