„Ideas, cultures, and histories cannot seriously be understood or studied without their force, or more precisely their configurations of power, also being studied.“

—  Edward Said, livre L'Orientalisme

Orientalism (1978)

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—  James Mace American historian of the Ukraine 1952 - 2004

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„Mandela taught us the power of action, but he also taught us the power of ideas; the importance of reason and arguments; the need to study not only those who you agree with, but also those who you don’t agree with.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

He understood that ideas cannot be contained by prison walls, or extinguished by a sniper’s bullet. He turned his trial into an indictment of apartheid because of his eloquence and his passion, but also because of his training as an advocate. He used decades in prison to sharpen his arguments, but also to spread his thirst for knowledge to others in the movement. And he learned the language and the customs of his oppressor so that one day he might better convey to them how their own freedom depend upon his.
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—  Karl Barth Swiss Protestant theologian 1886 - 1968

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„To study the phenomenon of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.“

—  William Osler Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian, author, cofounder of Johns Hopkins Hospital 1849 - 1919

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„Only by a study of the development of mathematics can its contemporary significance be understood.“

—  George Frederick James Temple British mathematician 1901 - 1992

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„A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.“

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„There are so many ways of being wrong and so few ways of being right that it is much more economical to study successes.“

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