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#1. True universality does not consist in knowing much but in loving much. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#2. The essence of tyranny is the denial of complexity. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#3. It is the historian's function, not to make us clever for the next time, but to make us wise forever. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#4. Only the fairy tale equates changelessness with happiness ... Permanence means paralysis and death. Only, in movement, with all its pain, is life. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#5. Neither in the life of the individual nor in that of mankind is it desirable to know the future. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#6. Power is of its nature evil, whoever wields it. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#7. Great men are necessary for our life, in order that the movement of world history can free itself sporadically, by fits and starts, from obsolete ways of living and inconsequential talk. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#8. The biggest mischief in the past century has been perpetrated by Rousseau with his doctrine of the goodness of human nature. The mob and the intellectuals derived from it the vision of a Golden Age which would arrive without fail once the noble human race could act according to its whims. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#9. History is on every occasion the record of that which one age finds worthy of note in another. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#10. Only a fairy tale calls a constant condition 'happiness'. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#11. Nothing in the world is better suited to laziness than orthodoxy. If you gag your mouth, stop up your ears and put a blinder over your eyes, you can sleep peacefully. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#12. In history the way of annihilation is invariably prepared by inward degeneration, by decrease of life. Only then can a shock from outside put an end to the whole. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#13. There might be a fact of the greatest significance reported by Thucydides which will only be recognized as such a hundred years from now. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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#14. History is still in large measure poetry to me. - Author: Jacob Burckhardt
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