„The role of boredom in human history is underrated.“

—  Gregory Benford, In Alien Flesh (1986), Doing Lennon, p. 266 (Originally published in Analog, April 1975)
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„History of science played a very important role for me.“

—  Georges Charpak ukrainian-born french physicist 1924 - 2010
Context: History of science played a very important role for me. Before I knew well how to do an experiment, I knew why Joliot has missed the neutron, why his wife missed the fission, why they succeeded in having artificial radioactivity, and even why they almost missed the other things, by doing very nice experiments, but didn't come to the conclusion. That is science. Science is doubt, is research. It is not something which is – and that is the danger of teaching – which is too academic and which the people explain you it is like the logic thing that comes out of the computer, which is not true. You have intuition, you have passion. Nobel interview http://nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=425 with Professor Georges Charpak by Joanna Rose, science writer, 6 December 2001.

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„The History of Religions is destined to play an important role in contemporary cultural life.“

—  Mircea Eliade Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer and philosopher 1907 - 1986
Context: The History of Religions is destined to play an important role in contemporary cultural life. This is not only because an understanding of exotic and archaic religions will significantly assist in a cultural dialogue with the representatives of such religions. It is more especially because … the history of religions will inevitably attain to a deeper knowledge of man. It is on the basis of such knowledge that a new humanism, on a world-wide scale, could develop. The Quest: History and Meaning in Religion (1969), p. 3.

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„The democratic aspiration is no mere recent phase in human history. It is human history.“

—  Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
1940s, Third Inaugural Address (1941), Context: The democratic aspiration is no mere recent phase in human history. It is human history. It permeated the ancient life of early peoples. It blazed anew in the Middle Ages. It was written in Magna Charta.

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„Human history is in essence a history of ideas.“

—  H. G. Wells, livro The Outline of History
The Outline of History (1920), Ch. 40

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„The history of human civilisation is a history of mutual borrowings.“

—  Nayef Al-Rodhan philosopher, neuroscientist, geostrategist, and author 1959
Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man (2009), p.28

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„History is the biography of the human race.“

—  Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
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„Human history is in truth nothing but the history of the slow, uncertain, and surprising fulfillment of the Promise.“

—  Gustavo Gutiérrez Peruvian theologian 1928
A Theology of Liberation - 15th Anniversary Edition, Chapter Nine, Liberation And Salvation, p. 91-92

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„Humans sometimes make surprising choices, and human history is full of uncertainties.“

—  Joseph Nye American political scientist 1937
Understanding International Conflicts: An Introduction to Theory and History (6th ed., 2006), Chapter 2, Origins of the Great Twentieth Century Conflicts, p. 51.

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