„Has everything been done to justify our actions in the light of history? What can there be left for a commander in defeat? In antiquity they took poison.“

To his chief of staff General Carl Wagener on 17 April 145, before dissolving Army Group B. Quoted in "Battle for the Ruhr" - Page 373 - by Derek S. Zumbro - 2006

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„Ruins—antique ruins at least—are what is left when history has moved on.“

—  Geoff Dyer English writer 1958

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Kontext: Ruins—antique ruins at least—are what is left when history has moved on. They are no longer at the mercy of history, only of time. (p. 207).

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„History is truly the witness of times past, the light of truth, the life of memory, the teacher of life, the messenger of antiquity; whose voice, but the orator's, can entrust her to immortality?“
Historia vero testis temporum, lux veritatis, vita memoriae, magistra vitae, nuntia vetustatis, qua voce alia nisi oratoris immortalitati commendatur?

—  Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 v.Chr

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„One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.“

—  Marie Curie French-Polish physicist and chemist 1867 - 1934

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„History shows that degeneracy can be turned around because it has been done in the past. But the real question today is: Will we turn it around-or is what we are doing likely to make matters worse?“

—  Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930

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„That his action has not been in vain, we can measure by how little Shaw's iconoclasm stirs our blood; we no longer remember what he destroyed that was blocking our view.“

—  Jacques Barzun Historian 1907 - 2012

Quelle: Bernard Shaw in Twilight (1943), IV
Kontext: He never invested his whole moral capital in a man, a book, or a cause, but treasured up wisdom wherever it could be picked up, always with scrupulous acknowledgment … His eclecticism saving him from the cycle of hope-disillusion-despair, his highest effectiveness was as a skirmisher in the daily battle for light and justice, as a critic of new doctrine and a refurbisher of old, as a voice of warning and encouragement. That his action has not been in vain, we can measure by how little Shaw's iconoclasm stirs our blood; we no longer remember what he destroyed that was blocking our view.

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„The right finds it easy to explain what is and to justify what is, but not to account for change. The left finds it easy to justify change, but not to account for what is, and what is accepted.“

—  Enoch Powell British politician 1912 - 1998

On the BBC Radio 4 series Politics in the Seventies (10 June 1973), quoted in The Times (11 June 1973), p. 3
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„What Asriel's done has shaken everything up, Mr. Scoresby, shaken it more profoundly than it's ever been shaken before.“

—  Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials trilogy

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Kontext: What Asriel's done has shaken everything up, Mr. Scoresby, shaken it more profoundly than it's ever been shaken before. These doorways and windows that I spoke of — they open in unexpected places now. It's hard to navigate, but this wind is a fair one.

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„It is my belief that action under this section should be suspended until the Congress can reconsider the entire question in the light of the experience that has been developed since its enactment.“

—  Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933

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