„At every period in her history, in different circumstances, the Grand Duchy has had to reinvent herself.“
— Henri of Luxembourg Grand Duke (head of state) of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 1955
An all Period vu senger Geschicht huet de Grand-Duché sech nei erfonnt, an huet dat och misse maachen. Speech on National Day, http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/discours/2014/06/23062014-fetnat/index.html (23 June 2014)
— Alan Greenspan 13th Chairman of the Federal Reserve in the United States 1926
At a symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 26, 2005 http://www.federalreserve.gov/Boarddocs/Speeches/2005/20050826/default.htm.
„We are in a strange period of history in which a revolutionary has to be a patriot and a patriot has to be a revolutionary.“
— George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
Letter to The Tribune (20 December 1940), later published in A Patriot After All, 1940-1941 (1999) <!-- Volume 12 of The Complete Works of George Orwell -->
— Louis-ferdinand Céline French writer 1894 - 1961
„No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it.“
— Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician and philosopher 1861 - 1947
Ch. 32, January 13, 1944.
„The lapse of ages has not rendered us wiser in this respect. In our own time the public delight in blending fable with history.“
— François Arago French mathematician, physicist, astronomer and politician 1786 - 1853
Context: The ancients had a taste, let us say rather a passion, for the marvellous, which caused them to forget even the sacred duties of gratitude. Observe them, for example, grouping together the lofty deeds of a great number of heroes, whose names they have not even deigned to preserve, and investing the single personage of Hercules with them. The lapse of ages has not rendered us wiser in this respect. In our own time the public delight in blending fable with history. In every career of life, in the pursuit of science especially, they enjoy a pleasure in creating Herculeses. Joseph Fourier, p. 408.
„Every historic period has had its Cassandras. Our era is the first in which prophecies of doom stem from objective scientific analyses.“
— Bernard Lown American cardiologist developer of the DC defibrillator and the cardioverter, as well as a recipient of the Nobel Pea... 1921
„There has never been a time in history when more of our "culture" was as "owned" as it is now. And yet there has never been a time when the concentration of power to control the uses of culture has been as unquestioningly accepted as it is now.“
— Lawrence Lessig American academic, political activist. 1961
— William O. Douglas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1898 - 1980
An Almanac of Liberty (1954), p. 107
„Every great example of punishment has in it some injustice, but the suffering individual is compensated by the public good.“
— Tacitus Roman senator and historian 58 - 120
Book XIV, 44
„For similar folly, our own country, in the transition from the colonial period, also paid a fearful price; and from a like catastrophe the United States has been twice saved in our time by the arguments formulated by Turgot.“
— Andrew Dickson White American politician 1832 - 1918
Footnote - The very remarkable speeches of Mr. Garfield, afterward President of the United States, which had so great an influence on the settlement of the inflation question throughout the Union, were on the main lines laid down in Turgot's letter p. 171
„Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.“
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary c... 1905 - 1980
"Orphée Noir (Black Orpheus)"