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It seems a long time since the morning mail could ...
by Jacques Barzun

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

Related topics: Society

Music is intended and designed for sentient beings
that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
- Jacques Barzun

Of course, clothing fashions have always been impractical,
except in Tahiti.
- Jacques Barzun

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can
be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative,
who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.
- Jacques Barzun

 

Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.
- Jacques Barzun

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.
- Jacques Barzun

Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style,
it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the
past are a form of injustice.
- Jacques Barzun

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The test and the use of man's education is that he
finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
- Jacques Barzun

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
- Jacques Barzun

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work.
It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
- Jacques Barzun

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America
had better learn baseball,
the rules and realities of the game -
and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.
- Jacques Barzun

If civilization has risen from the Stone Age,
it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.
- Jacques Barzun

An artist has every right - one may even say a duty -
to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can.
- Jacques Barzun

If it were possible to talk to the unborn,
one could never explain to them how it feels to be alive,
for life is washed in the speechless real.
- Jacques Barzun

The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works.
- Jacques Barzun

In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting
business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal.
- Jacques Barzun

The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction)
is that soon there will be more writers than readers.
- Jacques Barzun

Idealism springs from deep feelings,
but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.
- Jacques Barzun

Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced
meaning in a memorable form -
or else it is not art.
- Jacques Barzun

Political correctness does not legislate tolerance;
it only organizes hatred.
- Jacques Barzun

Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity
denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency,
opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege
and seeing it as a handicap.
- Jacques Barzun

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

What seems new is only new to us.
- Pearl S. Buck

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

You CAN do what you are committed to do -
regardless of how difficult it seems.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The obscure we see eventually.
The completely obvious,
it seems, takes longer.
- Edward R. Murrow

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
- Joseph Campbell

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If someone irritates you, it is only
your own response that is irritating you.
Therefore, when anyone seems to be provoking you,
remember that it is only your judgment
of the incident that provokes you. -
- Epictetus

If everything seems to be going well,
you have obviously overlooked something.
- Anonymous

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
- George Santayana

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
- Kitty O'Neill Collins

There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people
will not go to analyze humor.
It seems to worry them.
- Robert Benchley

When a thought takes one's breath away,
a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
- Thomas W. Higginson

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon.
We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish,
the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
- Bernard Berenson

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the
part of a great many people to the effect that when
you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships -
the ones that last -
are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
You know, one day you look at the person
and you see something more than you did the night before.
Like a switch has been flicked somewhere.
And the person who was just a friend is...
suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
- Dana Scully

It seems every year, people make the resolution to
exercise and lose weight and get in shape.
- Ed Smith

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are,
we must know our mothers names.
- Alice Walker

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

It seems that we have it backward in our society.
We tend to look up to people
who are under a great deal of stress,
who can handle loads of stress,
and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
- Richard Carlson

There is something about inside information which seems
to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.
- Bernard Baruch

Perhaps people, and kids especially,
are spoiled today,
because all the kids today have cars,
it seems.
When I was young you were lucky to have a bike.
- James Cagney

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

Each work seems to give me the most trouble at the time I'm working on it.
- Chaim Potok

Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more
seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating,
a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation.
- William Vickrey

It seems like when I first started, people got into
comedy because they wanted to be good comedians.
- Wanda Sykes

Whatever I do seems artificial and false,
to me.
- Jasper Johns

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
- Arthur Koestler

Nuclear fusion of light elements like hydrogen or helium
would permit approaching the speed of light.
It seems very attractive to refuel your space ships where the fuel is.
- Wilson Greatbatch

It seems like if you are not painted up special way
or have some tailor made outfit to put on to go out on stage...
I don't know...
there's too much of it out there.
- Phil Anselmo


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