Allan Bloom Quotes

Top 38 wise famous quotes and sayings by Allan Bloom

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Allan Bloom quotes: One has to have the experience of really believing before one can have the thrill of liberation. One has to have the experience of really believing before one can have the thrill of liberation.
Allan Bloom quotes: There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech. There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
Allan Bloom quotes: The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America. The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America.
Allan Bloom quotes: This nation's impulse is toward the future, and tradition seems more of a shackle to it than an inspiration. This nation's impulse is toward the future, and tradition seems more of a shackle to it than an inspiration.
Allan Bloom quotes: As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead. As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.
Allan Bloom quotes: The importance of these [college] years for an American cannot be overestimated. They are civilization's only chance to get to him. The importance of these [college] years for an American cannot be overestimated. They are civilization's only chance to get to him.
Allan Bloom quotes: Most of all I admire Mozart's capacity to be both deep and rational, a combination often said to be impossible. Most of all I admire Mozart's capacity to be both deep and rational, a combination often said to be impossible.
Allan Bloom quotes: The real community of man is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers. The real community of man is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers.
Allan Bloom quotes: Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion. Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion.
Allan Bloom quotes: There is no real education that does not respond to felt need; anything else acquired is trifling display. There is no real education that does not respond to felt need; anything else acquired is trifling display.
Allan Bloom quotes: The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself. The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.
Allan Bloom quotes: The artist is the most interesting of all phenomena, for he represents creativity, the definition of man. The artist is the most interesting of all phenomena, for he represents creativity, the definition of man.
Allan Bloom quotes: We need history, not to tell us what happened or to explain the past, but to make the past alive so that it can explain us and make a future We need history, not to tell us what happened or to explain the past, but to make the past alive so that it can explain us and make a future possible.
Allan Bloom quotes: University convention submerges nature. It issues licenses, and hunting without one is forbidden. University convention submerges nature. It issues licenses, and hunting without one is forbidden.
Allan Bloom quotes: Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music. Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.
Allan Bloom quotes: I suggest that we need a generation or two not of theory but of an attempt to discover the real phenomena of eros. I suggest that we need a generation or two not of theory but of an attempt to discover the real phenomena of eros.
Allan Bloom quotes: To recognize that some of the things our culture believes are not true imposes on us the duty of finding out which are true and which are not. To recognize that some of the things our culture believes are not true imposes on us the duty of finding out which are true and which are not.
Allan Bloom quotes: The students [of the 60s] substituted conspicuous compassion for their parents conspicuous consumption. The students [of the 60s] substituted conspicuous compassion for their parents conspicuous consumption.
Allan Bloom quotes: Law may prescribe that the male nipples be made equal to the female ones, but they still will not give milk. Law may prescribe that the male nipples be made equal to the female ones, but they still will not give milk.
Allan Bloom quotes: Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts. Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.
Allan Bloom quotes: An education, other than purely professional or technical, can even seem to be an impediment. An education, other than purely professional or technical, can even seem to be an impediment.
Allan Bloom quotes: I am not a conservative - neo or paleo. Conservatism is a respectable outlook ... I just do not happen to be that animal. I am not a conservative - neo or paleo. Conservatism is a respectable outlook ... I just do not happen to be that animal.