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«The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.»
«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.»
«Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.»
«As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.»
«We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part.»
Author: Allan Bloom
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«The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.»
«What a people bows before tell us what it is»
«The real community of man, in the midst of all the self-contradictory simulacra of community, is the community of those who seek the truth»
«There are great industries of psychotherapy that address our difficulties in 'relationships' -- that pallid, pseudoscientific word the very timidity of which makes substantial attachments impossible. One has to have a tin ear to describe one's great love as a relationship.»
«The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America.»