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 Teacher Quote

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 Quote

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 Failure Quote

Education is the movement from darkness to light.

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 Quotes