Daniel J. Boorstin Quotes

While the easiest way in metaphysics is to condemn all metaphysics as nonsense, the easiest way in morals is to elevate the common practice of the community into a moral absolute.

Daniel J. Boorstin

While the Jeffersonian did not flatly deny the Creator's power to perform miracles, he admired His refusal to do so.

Daniel J. Boorstin

The institutional scene in which American man has developed has lacked that accumulation from intervening stages which has been so dominant a feature of the European landscape.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.

Daniel J. Boorstin

The history of Western science confirms the aphorism that the great menace to progress is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren't open that early.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Daniel J. Boorstin

We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions.

Daniel J. Boorstin
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