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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#Ignorance 67
Allan Bloom#Ignorance 67
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#Education 64
Allan Bloom#Education 64
Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts. Allan Bloom#Authentic 59
Allan Bloom#Authentic 59
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#Belief 52
Allan Bloom#Belief 52
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice. Allan Bloom#Prejudice 46
Allan Bloom#Prejudice 46
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#Parenting 44
Allan Bloom#Parenting 44
Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music. Allan Bloom#Music 42
Allan Bloom#Music 42
As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead. Allan Bloom#Tradition 40
Allan Bloom#Tradition 40
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#Culture 36
Allan Bloom#Culture 36
The real community of man is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers. Allan Bloom#Community 34
Allan Bloom#Community 34
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