Quotes by Jacques Barzun

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Jacques Martin Barzun (born November 30, 1907) continues to be a leading voice in the fields of literature, education, and cultural history. A native of France, he moved to the United States of America in 1920 and was a graduate ... more

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Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.

Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.