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Henri Pirenne Quotes and Sayings
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The Germanic invasions in the West could not and did
not in any way alter this state of affairs.
- Henri Pirenne

The Germanic invasions destroyed neither the Mediterranean
unity of the ancient world,
nor what may be regarded as the truly essential features
of the Roman culture as it still existed in the 5th century,
at a time when there was no longer an Emperor in the West.
- Henri Pirenne

The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity
was the rapid and unexpected advance of Islam.
The result of this advance was the final separation of East from West,
and the end of the Mediterranean unity.
- Henri Pirenne

For a century after the reign of Frederick,
Prussia remained the most prominent Germanic state in Europe.
- Kelly Miller

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These clashes are the only evolu-tionary possibility
which will enable us one day,
now that Fate has given us the Fuehrer Adolf Hitler,
to create the Germanic Reich.
- Heinrich Himmler

Now it is just this world we like the best,
the Germanic world, the world of Nordic life.
- Heinrich Himmler

From education by the Church to education by Germanic
value is a step of several generations.
- Alfred Rosenberg


 

All of us, who are members of the Germanic peoples,
can be happy and thankful that once in thousands of years fate has given us,
from among the Germanic peoples, such a genius,
a leader, our Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, and you should
be happy to be allowed to work with us.
- Heinrich Himmler

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

The telephone is a 100-year-old technology.
It's time for a change.
Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
- Niklas Zennstrom

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a
contribution to the advance of peace,
I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
- Sam Ervin

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
- Marshall McLuhan

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century
that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums,
concert halls and civic buildings.
- Daniel Libeskind

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
- William Lyon Phelps

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed
in an 18th century garden,
it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past,
thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
- Robert Smithson

Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it
on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out,
about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the
career ladder nonexistent.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Towards the end of the eighteenth century the industrial-financial revolution began.
- Ralph A. Cram

Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances.
The century of people helplessly seeing others,
who were close to them, disappear over the horizon.
- John Berger

The problem of direct colour photography has been facing
us since the turn of the last century.
- Gabriel Lippmann

I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the
New England Historical Genealogical Library,
where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back
to the seventeenth century.
- Rick Moody

We're trying to run a 21st century society and economy
with 19th century Darwinian,
competitive, crude ideas.
- Susan George

In the 19th century, you had bourgeois art without politics -
an almost frozen idea of what beauty is.
- Douglas Sirk

I shall confess at the outset that it was only shortly
after the beginning of this century that I entered active life -
with a somewhat precocious capacity for involvement.
- Rene Cassin

I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century:
that a writer never complains,
never explains and never disdains.
- James A. Michener

The international proletariat first appeared on the
scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century,
and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848.
- C. L. R. James

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
has been in existence for most of this century.
- C. Everett Koop

We wish to ensure that young Africans do not feel disorientated
in the century in which they live.
- Abdoulaye Wade

For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form,
but the swarming nations are now in full career.
- John Lothrop Motley

The position of modern science, as far as an ignorant
man of letters can understand it,
seems not a step in advance of that held by Huxley
and Romanes in the last century.
- Albert J. Nock

At the turn of the century theatre does not have to be prescriptive.
- Edward Bond

Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago,
your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches
through the decades and inspires us today.
- Mike Ferguson

I've always thought of science fiction as being,
at some level, a 19th-century business.
- Robert Reed

A technical survey that systematize,
digest,
and appraise the mid century state of psychology.
- Stanley Smith Stevens

American education has been littered with failed fads
and foolish ideas for the past century.
- Diane Ravitch

I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks,
a wonderful painter from early in the last century.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I think because of their terrible past,
particularly this century, the Chinese have come to
accept cruelty more than many other people,
which is something I feel very unhappy about.
- Jung Chang

The great paradox of the 21st century is that,
in this age of powerful technology, the biggest problems
we face internationally are problems of the human soul.
- Ralph Peters

I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids
I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines
that I served with for a quarter of a century.
- Oliver North

Shortly after I was born he emigrated to Durban,
where members of my mother's family had settled at the turn of the century,
and the rest of the family followed soon thereafter.
- Aaron Klug

The late 20th century sea level rise rate lacks any sign of acceleration.
Satellite altimetry indicates virtually no changes in the last decade.
- Nils-Axel Morner

In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration
began to replace the word idea in the arts.
- Lukas Foss

Anybody in the next centuries wanting to know what
it was like to be a poet in the middle of the 20th
century should read Kaddish.
- Leslie Fiedler

Fascism is a religion.
The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.
- Benito Mussolini

I have made my living bearing witness to some of the
most horrific events of the end of our century,
at the end of the 20th century.
- Christiane Amanpour

That's really the challenge of this century,
to develop spokespeople.
- Jim Fowler

Well, well, Henry James is pretty good,
though he is of the nineteenth century,
and that glaringly.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

My music is all about an idealistic human personality.
I have 19th-century ideals.
- Gordon Getty

Only recently, during the nineteenth century,
and then only in Europe, do we meet forms of the state
which have been created by a deliberate national feeling.
- Christian Lous Lange

One of the most powerful devices of poetry is the use of distortions.
You can go from talking about the way a minute passes
to the way a century passes,
or a lifetime.
- Robert Morgan

Ireland is a peculiar society in the sense that it
was a nineteenth century society up to about 1970 and
then it almost bypassed the twentieth century.
- John McGahern

It is the mission of the twentieth century to elucidate the irrational.
- Maurice Merleau-Ponty

The first thing I did was a print ad for Century Plaza.
I was five.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Vladimir Nabokov said the two great evils of the 20th
century were Marx and Freud.
He was absolutely correct.
- Dean Koontz

In pure literature, the writers of the eighteenth century achieved,
indeed, many triumphs; but their great,
their peculiar, triumphs were in the domain of thought.
- Lytton Strachey

The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.
- Sinclair Lewis

Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

You have indeed done much since the new century began
to give shape and substance to the growing,
the insistent desire that war may be banished from the earth.
- Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Now that copyrights can be just about a century long,
the inability to know what is protected and what is
not protected becomes a huge and obvious burden on the creative process.
- Lawrence Lessig

There are people who possess not so much genius as
a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century,
or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

In the last century, everybody was singing lower.
- Placido Domingo

Everything is becoming science fiction.
From the margins of an almost invisible literature
has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
- J. G. Ballard

The new century has brought on its own terrible dangers,
which although not reaching the apocalyptic potential of the Cold War,
still have the capacity to shake our world.
- Adam Schiff

Students today are a pretty solemn lot.
One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth
century has been to make the young old before their time.
- Robertson Davies


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