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The liberally educated person is one who is able to
by Allan Bloom

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.
- Allan Bloom

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.
- Allan Bloom

Education is the movement from darkness to light.
- Allan Bloom

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

 

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

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest
aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise...
specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
- Allan Bloom

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

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Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor,
that he was ignorant.
Now every high-school student knows that.
How did it become so easy?
- Allan Bloom

The most important function of the university in an
age of reason is to protect reason from itself.
- Allan Bloom

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

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.
- Allan Bloom

The real community of man is the community of those who seek the truth,
of the potential knowers.
- Allan Bloom

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

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.
- Allan Bloom

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

The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied,
in America.
- Allan Bloom

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.
- Allan Bloom

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.
- Allan Bloom

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.
- Allan Bloom

Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way,
as a race; through a sense of justice,
charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation.
- James Weldon Johnson

I believe that in every country the people themselves
are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Time, which wears down and diminishes all things,
augments and increases good deeds, because a good turn
liberally offered to a reasonable man grows continually
through noble thought and memory.
- Francois Rabelais

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

The educated differ from the uneducated
as much as the living from the dead.
- Aristotle

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able
to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

Children have to be educated, but they have also to
be left to educate themselves.
- Ernest Dimnet

I can promise you that women working together -
linked,
informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree
and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.
Then they would really be educated.
- Al McGuire

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
- Horace Mann

I know a lot of people think I'm dumb.
Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
- Leon Spinks

An educated person is one who has learned that information
almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false,
misleading, fictitious, mendacious -
just dead wrong.
- Russell Baker

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

The man who reads nothing at all
is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
- Thomas Jefferson

An educated people can be easily governed.
- Frederick The Great

To the extent that we are all educated and informed,
we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us.
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

We are not to give credit to the many,
who say that none ought to be educated but the free;
but rather to the philosophers,
who say that the well-educated alone are free.
- Epictetus

The only person who is educated is the one who has
learned how to learn and change.
- Carl Rogers

To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -
that is being educated.
- Edith Hamilton

You get educated by traveling.
- Solange Knowles

In the world today, a young lady who does not have
a college education just is not educated.
- Walter Annenberg

Every educated person is a future enemy.
- Martin Bormann

Education is dangerous - every educated person is a future enemy.
- Hermann Goering

The foundation for future prosperity is built on the
bedrock of good jobs and great schools.
We are building a strong foundation one job at a time
and one educated Texan at a time.
- Rick Perry

I always read all these books about the slaves.
My mother is very educated.
My father would talk to us like we were grown men.
We never knew what he was talking about half the time.
- Wynton Marsalis

In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is
a refusal to be educated.
- Margaret Halsey

Higher education is confronting challenges,
like the economy is, about the need for a higher number
of more adequately trained,
more highly educated citizenry.
- Margaret Spellings

Highly educated bores are by far the worst;
they know so much,
in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
- Louis Kronenberger

I was put in the Air Corps.
I was never educated to serve in the military,
but soon my activities in the American Air Corps became very interesting to me.
- Leon Askin

A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect.
- Horace Porter

The difference between stupid and intelligent people -
and this is true whether or not they are well-educated -
is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.
- Neal Stephenson

So one of the things that happened with integration
in the South is they found that the black teachers
were much more educated than the white teachers.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history.
But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
- Timothy Leary

As you grow up and get educated in the business,
you go from, 'I want to do movies' to 'I want to work.
In whatever.'
- Felicity Huffman

To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed,
but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably
to the transformative events of an engaged human life.
- Thomas More

If women be educated for dependence;
that is,
to act according to the will of another fallible being,
and submit, right or wrong, to power,
where are we to stop?
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The difference between ignorant and educated people
is that the latter know more facts.
But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent.
- Neal Stephenson

Sometimes the ignorant are among the most educated.
- Suzanne Fields

My definition of an educated man is the fellow who
knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done.
You can be sincere and still be stupid.
- Charles Kettering

Young singers are much better educated musically,
much better informed, through discs and videos,
than I was.
- Placido Domingo

I know when I'm working I seldom get into trouble.
My educated guess is that boredom has caused most of
the problems with Hollywood celebrities.
- Hedy Lamarr

You know French means like sophisticated,
well educated, so far.
- Sophie Marceau

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful
in an educated and disciplined way.
- Plato

It is very nearly impossible...
to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
- James A. Baldwin


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