„The progress of the human mind, the revolutions which occur in the development of knowledge, give each century its special character.“

The Reorganization of the European Community (1814)

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Aristokrat, Offizier im amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg… 1760 - 1825

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„The primitive mentality is a condition of the human mind, and not a stage in its historical development.“

—  Lucien Lévy-Bruhl French philosopher 1857 - 1939

Quoted in François-Bernard Mâche (1983, 1992). Music, Myth and Nature, or The Dolphins of Arion (Musique, mythe, nature, ou les Dauphins d'Arion, trans. Susan Delaney). Harwood Academic Publishers. ISBN 3718653214.

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„The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.“

—  Anne Louise Germaine de Staël Swiss author 1766 - 1817

Probably a paraphrase of this line from De l’Allemagne, Pt. 3. ch. 10. "Goethe has made a remark upon the perfectability of the human mind, which is full of sagacity: It is always advancing, but in a spiral line." Not known from Goethe's works.

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„Often it is only after immense intellectual effort, which may have continued over centuries, that humanity at last succeeds in achieving knowledge of a concept in its pure form, by stripping off the irrelevant accretions which veil it from the eye of the mind.“

—  Gottlob Frege mathematician, logician, philosopher 1848 - 1925

Translation J. L. Austin (Oxford, 1950) as quoted by Stephen Toulmin, Human Understanding: The Collective Use and Evolution of Concepts (1972) Vol. 1, p. 56.
Grundgesetze der Arithmetik, 1893 and 1903

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„In art progress consists not in extension but in the knowledge of its limits.“

—  Georges Braque French painter and sculptor 1882 - 1963

Quote from the review 'Nord-Sud', December 1917
a remark of Braque's writings, he wrote during his long convalescence in the hospital, after he was seriously wounded in World War 1, in 1915
1908 - 1920

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„The progress of science is the discovery at each step of a new order which gives unity to what had long seemed unlike.“

—  Jacob Bronowski Polish-born British mathematician 1908 - 1974

As quoted in The God Particle (1993) by Leon Lederman – ISBN 978–0–618–71168–0
Kontext: The progress of science is the discovery at each step of a new order which gives unity to what had long seemed unlike. Faraday did this when he closed the link between electricity and magnetism. Clerk Maxwell did it when he linked both with light. Einstein linked time with space, mass with energy, and the path of light past the sun with the flight of a bullet; and spent his dying years in trying to add to these likenesses another, which would find a single imaginative order between the equations between Clerk Maxwell and his own geometry of gravitation When Coleridge tried to define beauty, he returned always to one deep thought: beauty he said, is "unity in variety." Science is nothing else than the search to discover unity in the wild variety of nature — or more exactly, in the variety of our experience.

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„An Unsatisfied Appetite for Knowledge Means Progress and Is the State of a Normal Mind“

—  David O. McKay President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1873 - 1970

Title of Valedictorian address (1897)

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