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14 Famous Quotes by Allan Bloom
9/14/1930 - 10/7/1992
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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.

Teachers Quotes, by Allan Bloom

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Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it

Students Quotes, by Allan Bloom

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As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.

Tradition Quotes, by Allan Bloom

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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.

Literature Quotes, by Allan Bloom

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Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Allan Bloom

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Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Allan Bloom

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Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Allan Bloom

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The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Allan Bloom

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There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Allan Bloom

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Education is the movement from darkness to light.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Allan Bloom

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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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Allan Bloom

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Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.

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Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice

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Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion

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