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Jacques Barzun
(1907-2012) born on
Nov 30
French-US teacher, historian, author. He influenced U.S. higher education by insisting that undergraduates avoid early specialization and be given broad instruction in humanities.
         
   
F
The piano is the social instrument par excellence. . . . drawing-room furniture, a sign of bourgeois prosperity, the most massive of the devices by which the young are tortured in the name of education and the grown-up in the name of entertainment.

R
The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works.
A
Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form -- or else it is not art.
N
Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.
K
In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Preface to "Men, Women and Pianos," by Arthur Loesser, 1954.
R: "The House of Intellect," 1959.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "The House of Intellect," 1959.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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