„Historicism runs counter to the specific capacity of the literary work to escape the limits of historical time, to allow for the cross-generational flourishing of tradition, and open the present to a multidimensional temporality.“

—  Russell Berman, Fiction Sets You Free: Literature, Liberty and Western Culture (2007), p. 20.
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—  T.S. Eliot, livro Tradition and the Individual Talent
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„Of course, we also are soberly aware that historical problems remain in cross-strait relations, and that there will be issues in the future that will require time, patience and joint efforts to resolve.“

—  Xi Jinping General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and paramount leader of China 1953
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„We have already transgressed the limit of safety, and the present disorders of our time are but precursors of other and imminent dangers.“

—  Felix Adler German American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, and lecturer 1851 - 1933
Founding Address (1876), Context: We have already transgressed the limit of safety, and the present disorders of our time are but precursors of other and imminent dangers. The rudder of our ship has ceased to move obedient to the helm. We are drifting on the seething tide of business, each one absorbed in holding his own in the giddy race of competition, each one engrossed in immediate cares and seldom disturbed by thoughts of larger concerns and ampler interests. Even our domestic life has lost much of its former warmth and geniality.

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