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

R
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
A
Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
N
Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.
K
For the educated, the authority of science rested on the strictness of its methods; for the mass, it rested on the powers of explanation.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Newsweek," 5 Dec 55
R: "Science vs the Humanities" "Saturday Evening Post," 3 May 58
A: Introduction to Joan Peyser "The New Music," Delacorte 71
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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