Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Meandering freely . . .

Today is the birthday of Jacques Martin Barzun (born November 30, 1907), historian of ideas and culture.

"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition."
- Jacques Barzun

"The truth is, when all is said and done, one does not teach a subject, one teaches a student how to learn it."
- Jacques Barzun

"The age of ready reference is one in which knowledge inevitably declines into information. The master of so much packaged stuff has less need to grasp context or meaning than his forbears: he can always look it up."
- Jacques Barzun

"Let us face a pluralistic world in which there are no universal churches, no single remedy for all diseases, no one way to teach or write or sing, no magic diet, no world poets, and no chosen races, but only the wretched and wonderfully diversified human race."
- Jacques Barzun

"You never step in the same river of thought twice, because neither you nor it are the same."
- Jacques Barzun

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1 comment:

Leo Wong said...

Enjoy: http://vimeo.com/16423966