Allan Bloom Quotes

- Notable Allan Bloom Quotes Index -

Born: September 14, 1930,
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Died: , October 7, 1992
Occupation: Author

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

Education is the movement from darkness to light.
- 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

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

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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