„The order of history is the history of order.“

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„History as she is harped. Rite words in rote order. (pp. 108-109)“

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„We learn history not in order to know how to behave or how to succeed, but to know who we are.“

—  Leszek Kolakowski Philosopher, historian of ideas 1927 - 2009
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„Whatever may be the defects of Gibbon's history, none can deny him a proud precision and a style in marching order.“

—  Walter Bagehot British journalist, businessman, and essayist 1826 - 1877
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„My view point is essentially that of questioning layman, who enquires in order to find out the why and whither of human conduct and the achievements of history as well as the prospects of civilization.“

—  Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Indian writer 1919 - 1974
During his scholarly lecture tours as a philosopher, in Ghana, in Jayachamaraja Wodeyar – A Princely scholar http://www.mysoresamachar.com/j_wadiyar_ann2.htm

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