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Jacques Barzun

Jacques Martin Barzun (November 30, 1907 – October 25, 2012) was a French-born American historian of ideas and culture. He wrote on a range of topics as broad as baseball and classical music, but is perhaps best known as a philosopher of education.

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    Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
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    Sir Charles: Name one.
    Simone Clouseau: Oh, he’s kind, loyal, faithful, obedient.
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    In ordinary speech the words perception and sensation tend to be used interchangeably, but the psychologist distinguishes. Sensations are the items of consciousness—a color, a weight, a texture—that we tend to think of as simple and single. Perceptions are complex affairs that embrace sensation together with other, associated or revived contents of the mind, including emotions.
    —Jacques Barzun (b. 1907)