„One must conform to the baseness of an age or become neurotic.“

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1880 - 1942

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„The heterodoxy of one age will become the orthodoxy of the next“

—  Benjamin Fish Austin Nineteenth-century Canadian educator/Methodist Minister/Spiritualist 1850 - 1933

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„A single question remained, the age-old cry of anguish: “How could one so beautiful be so base?”“

—  Jack Vance, Lyonesse Trilogy

Fonte: Lyonesse Trilogy (1983-1989), The Green Pearl (1985), Chapter 6, section 1 (p. 434)

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„I know very well that one must fight, for one is often in contradiction to the spirit of the age.“

—  Auguste Rodin French sculptor 1840 - 1917

As quoted in "Rodin freed human spirit" in The Des Moines Register (7 January 2007) http://www.dmregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070107/ENT01/701070305
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„Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent.“

—  Lillian Hellman, livro Pentimento

Pentimento: A Book of Portraits (1973), Introduction
Contexto: Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman's dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on an open sea. That is called pentimento because the painter "repented," changed his mind. Perhaps it would be as well to say that the old conception, replaced by a later choice, is a way of seeing and then seeing again. That is all I mean about the people in this book. The paint has aged and I wanted to see what was there for me once, what is there for me now.

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„As we age, we become more foolish and wiser.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, livro Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

En vieillissant on devient plus fou et plus sage.
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Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)

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„The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next. Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood between sincere men of all denominations.“

—  Helen Keller, livro Optimism

Optimism (1903)
Contexto: The idea of brotherhood redawns upon the world with a broader significance than the narrow association of members in a sect or creed; and thinkers of great soul like Lessing challenge the world to say which is more godlike, the hatred and tooth-and-nail grapple of conflicting religions, or sweet accord and mutual helpfulness. Ancient prejudice of man against his brother-man wavers and retreats before the radiance of a more generous sentiment, which will not sacrifice men to forms, or rob them of the comfort and strength they find in their own beliefs. The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next. Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood between sincere men of all denominations.

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„The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.“

—  Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797

Letter to http://books.google.com/books?id=JsCV9BpMko4C&pg=PA107&dq=%22arrogance+of+age+must+submit+to+be+taught+by+youth%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RoPSUs_hA83okQeTz4CQCw&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22arrogance%20of%20age%20must%20submit%20to%20be%20taught%20by%20youth%22&f=false Frances Burney (29 July 1782)
1780s

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„Together, we must advance unafraid into the modern age!“

—  Jonathan Stroud British writer of fantasy fiction 1970

The Bartimaeus Trilogy Official Website, History

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„In an age of multiple and massive innovations, obsolescence becomes the major obsession.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

"Innovation is obsolete", Evergreen review, Volume 15, Issues 86-94, Grove Press, 1971, p. 64
1970s

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„Every age and generation must be as free to act for itself in all cases as the age and generations which preceded it.“

—  Thomas Paine, livro Rights of Man

Part 1.3 Rights of Man
1790s, Rights of Man, Part I (1791)
Contexto: There never did, there never will, and there never can, exist a Parliament, or any description of men, or any generation of men, in any country, possessed of the right or the power of binding and controlling posterity to the "end of time," or of commanding for ever how the world shall be governed, or who shall govern it; and therefore all such clauses, acts or declarations by which the makers of them attempt to do what they have neither the right nor the power to do, nor the power to execute, are in themselves null and void. Every age and generation must be as free to act for itself in all cases as the age and generations which preceded it. The vanity and presumption of governing beyond the grave is the most ridiculous and insolent of all tyrannies. Man has no property in man; neither has any generation a property in the generations which are to follow.

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„Industrial capitalism brought representative democracy, but with a weak public mandate and inert citizenry. The digital age offers a new democracy based on public deliberation and active citizenship.“

—  Don Tapscott Canadian businessman 1947

Don Tapscott, in Don Tapscott: Transforming capitalism won’t happen without leadership http://www.thestar.com/business/2013/05/17/don_tapscott_capitalism_20.html, 17 May 2013

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