Jacques Barzun Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Jacques Barzun quotes, Jacques Barzun sayings, and Jacques Barzun proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Tennis belongs to the individualistic past - a hero, or at most a pair of friends or lovers, against the world. Jacques Barzun
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. Jacques Barzun
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. Jacques Barzun
Boredom and fatigue are great historical forces. Jacques Barzun
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. Jacques Barzun
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. Jacques Barzun
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. Jacques Barzun
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. Jacques Barzun
Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy. Jacques Barzun
Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun
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. Jacques Barzun
Time and rest are needed for absorption. Psychologists confirm that it is really in the summer that our muscles learn to skate and in the winter, how to swim. Jacques Barzun
Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole. Jacques Barzun
Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine. Jacques Barzun
One great aim of revision is to cut out. In the exuberance of composition it is natural to throw in - as one does in speaking - a number of small words that add nothing to meaning but keep up the flow and rhythm of thought. In writing, not only does this surplusage not add to meaning, it subtracts from it. Read and revise, reread and revise, keeping reading and revising until your text seems adequate to your thought. Jacques 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 Barzun
Good conversation, like any game, calls for equals in strength. Jacques Barzun
A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth. Jacques Barzun
History, like a vast river, propels logs, vegetation, rafts, and debris; it is full of live and dead things, some destined for resurrection; it mingles many waters and holds in solution invisible substances stolen from distant soils. Jacques Barzun
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. Jacques Barzun