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Top 100 Quotes About Renaissance

#1. The Italian Renaissance extends beyond food, of course. Just about every major Italian furniture designer now has a shop in Paris, and Le Bon Marche recently opened an outlet for Santa Maria Novella perfumes, elixirs and soaps from Florence on its ground floor. - Author: Elaine Sciolino
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#2. How seldom we notice rooftops; how easily our eyes are drawn to the more flamboyant attractions of a Roman temple or Renaissance church. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#3. Being a Negro writer these days is a racket and I'm going to make the most of it while it lasts. About twice a year I sell a story. It is acclaimed. I am a genius in the making. Thank God for this Negro literary renaissance. Long may it flourish - Author: Wallace Thurman
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#4. Starting with the Renaissance and running through the Enlightenment, there occurred what we might call "the great reversal." Suddenly, very suddenly, the Ascenders were out, the Descenders were in - and the transition was bloody, arguably the bloodiest cognitive transformation in European history. - Author: Ken Wilber
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#5. Television preachers extract money from the poor to live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes. - Author: J. Irwin Miller
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#6. Right now, scientists are in exactly the same position as Renaissance painters, commissioned to make the portrait the patron wants done, And if they are smart, they'll make sure their work subtly flatters the patron. Not overtly. Subtly. - Author: Michael Crichton
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#7. Emeril is a one-in-a-million Renaissance man. In 2002, he established his foundation to support children's educational programs to inspire and mentor young people through culinary arts, school food and nutrition. - Author: Robin Leach
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#8. But we live on the cusp of a Renaissance in consciousness of who we truly are and, thus, we can now begin to thrive in this exciting age of our humanity's journey toward a greater life and a more fundamentally intelligent evolution of our species. - Author: Martha Char Love
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#9. Maybe it's time to go back 2,000 years for a spiritual renaissance. If not, our days may be numbered and a terrible implosion is coming. There is no more middle ground. It is one or the other. - Author: Joel C. Rosenberg
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#10. There's no big splashy renaissance in Italian films. We have good young actors and directors. What we lack are screenwriters. It's hard to write about Italy. - Author: Valeria Golino
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#11. Keep the progress, but recover the lost values. Technically, then he's talking about renaissance: the rebirth of old ideas in a new framework. - Author: Douglas Rushkoff
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#12. For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance characters as part of my series. - Author: Frank Bruno
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#13. Unless there is a spiritual renaissance, the world will know no peace. - Author: Dag Hammarskjold
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#14. We've never heard
About a marvel quite so great,
For all the heroes who have lived
In history can't measure up
In bravery against the Maid. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#15. Everybody in mathematics had given up for 100 years or 200 years the idea that you could from pictures, from looking at pictures, find new ideas. That was the case long ago in the Middle Ages, in the Renaissance, in later periods, but then mathematicians had become very abstract. - Author: Benoit Mandelbrot
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#16. I love the idea of renaissance. If my career is like painting a canvas, I want to have as many different colors in there as I can. - Author: Nolan Gerard Funk
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#17. We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic. - Author: E. Merrill Root
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#18. It's easy to say "This year in art sucked." After all, about 85 percent of all shows of contemporary art are bad. But 85 percent of all art made in the Renaissance was bad. - Author: David Edelstein
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#19. I think people sometimes have a hard time placing me because I don't fit into a box. When they ask what I do at a cocktail party, I either say I'm a Renaissance woman or I'm a high-level madam. Lately I've been more comfortable saying I'm an artist, because that can cover a lot of different things. - Author: Liz Goldwyn
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#20. While nothing is certain, I firmly believe our nation is on the verge of a nuclear energy renaissance. - Author: Michael K. Simpson
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#21. I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting. - Author: John Ruskin
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#22. PASSIONS are likened best to floods and streams:
The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb; - Author: Walter Raleigh
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#23. Our culture has kind of let the concept of the Renaissance Man die out. We don't really tell the kids that it's okay to bounce around the world, work odd jobs, and do six different things. - Author: Ronan Farrow
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#24. I've always had a very binge and then cleanse approach to casual sex for that very reason. We long for an intimate connection, but that longing makes us feel vulnerable. Therefore, we guard our hearts for self-preservation, which barricades that intimacy we are longing for. - Author: Maggie Young
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#25. We've been taught that the renaissance was one of the great golden ages of civilisation. The renaissance was not a golden age, it was the end of a golden age. - Author: Douglas Rushkoff
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#26. We have entered, almost without noticing, an age of exploration and discovery unparalleled since the Renaissance. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#27. It is precisely the despair of our times that convinces me that a renaissance is right around the corner. - Author: Matthew Fox
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#28. April 20, 1939 1' The [Nazi] movement for freeing the world from the Jews is a movement for the renaissance of human dignity. The all-wise and Almighty God is behind this movement. - Fr. Franjo Kralik in a Zagreb Catholic newspaper, 19412 RIDES THE BEAST - Author: Dave Hunt
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#29. Under the auspices of peace, our comprehensive renaissance will be built, and it will be a model for those who wish to emulate it in the greater Arab homeland. - Author: King Hussein I
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#30. Dali was Renaissance man converted to psychoanalysis. - Author: Salvador Dali
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#31. The rise of the dramas in the thirteenth century, and the rise of the great novels in a later period, together with their frank glorification of love and the joys of life, may be called the Third Renaissance. - Author: Hu Shih
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#32. The next time somebody announces that he plans to get Medieval on your ass, tell him you're going to get Renaissance on his gonads. - Author: James K. Morrow
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#33. I'm not a critic. I'm not a journalist. I'm not a philosopher. Arguing that punk has run its course is like saying painting ran its course after the Renaissance. Punk is an idea. It's freedom. And it'll be around 200 years from now for the people who want it. - Author: Patti Smith
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#34. I can't help but think that the way we punctuate now is the right way - that we are living in a punctuation renaissance. - Author: Mary Norris
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#35. So far the only good things I have seen to come out of this recent technological renaissance are video-chatting with your grandparents, online dating, and being able to attend traffic school on your computer. - Author: Amy Poehler
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#36. I am awaiting perpetually and forever a renaissance of wonder - Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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#37. Shakespeare is, essentially, the emanation of the Renaissance. The overflow of his fame on the Continent in later years was but the sequel of the flood of the Renaissance in Western Europe. He was the child of that great movement, and marks its height as it penetrated the North with civilization. - Author: George Edward Woodberry
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#38. If you go to Florence, it has all surface beauty, but like Venice, it's simply a museum of Renaissance times. Los Angeles is raw, uncouth and bizarre, but it's a place of substance. It has more new horizons than any other place. - Author: Werner Herzog
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#39. The pride taken by the Italians in their gifted women is among the most important facts in the history of their Renaissance. - Author: Walter Shaw Sparrow
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#40. America became a special source of attraction to people who were fleeing the aftereffects of the 30 Years War and the religious persecution that began to sweep through Europe in the period between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. And when people got here, very often they succeeded. - Author: Mitch Horowitz
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#41. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn't know it was missing. - PAOLA ANTONELLI, curator of architecture and design, Museum of Modern Art - Author: Daniel H. Pink
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#42. I feel, sometimes, as the renaissance man must have felt in finding new riches at every point and in the certainty that unexplored areas of knowledge and experience await at every turn. - Author: Polykarp Kusch
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#43. I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time" so I ordered French toast during the Renaissance. - Author: Steven Wright
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#44. During freedom struggle, It were authors and artists who made the Nation stand with their pen, and now their pen can create an environment of renaissance when Independent India is on the path of Good Governance. - Author: Narendra Modi
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#45. Our vision is to rediscover the spirit of the Renaissance, create a new discipline where engineering for cultural heritage is actually a symbol of blending art and science together. - Author: Maurizio Seracini
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#46. PowerPoint is like being trapped in the style of early Egyptian flatland cartoons rather than using the more effective tools of Renaissance visual representation. - Author: Edward R. Tufte
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#47. We have made a great effort to maintain all levels of Buddhist education; it has helped us have a kind of renaissance, really. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#48. Until the June 1967 war I was completely caught up in the life of a young professor of English. Beginning in 1968, I started to think, write, and travel as someone who felt himself to be directly involved in the renaissance of Palestinian life and politics. - Author: Edward Said
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#49. And be grateful that you're a Scanner. Not everyone can have this much fun with nothing but what's between her ears. - Author: Barbara Sher
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#50. Zeal, if it be well ordered, is most beautiful in a Christian; but if not, it is a thing of exceeding great danger: as fire in moderation is most comfortable, but in extremity most fearful. - Author: Nehemiah Rogers
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#51. I wanted to be a part of the downtown renaissance. - Author: Thomas Reid
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#52. Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. - Author: Edward O. Wilson
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#53. In one particular chapter in Ulysses, James Joyce imitates every major writing style that's been used by English and American writers over the last 700 years - starting with Beowulf and Chaucer and working his way up through the Renaissance, the Victorian era and on into the 20th century. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#54. The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events. - Author: Arthur Erickson
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#55. We may affirm, then, that the main drift of the later Renaissance was away from a humanism that favored a free expansion toward a humanism that was in the highest degree disciplinary and selective. - Author: Irving Babbitt
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#56. In the darkness, fear my light. - Author: Susann Cokal
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#57. I like to say 'Reign' is the '24' of the pre-Renaissance. I think we're going to take a lot of liberties with history, as well as extend it over a longer period of time. - Author: Megan Follows
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#58. I'm very moved by Renaissance music, but I still love to play hard rock - though only if it's sophisticated and has some thought behind it. - Author: Ritchie Blackmore
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#59. From 1940 to the present, the art world - and particularly Los Angeles - has undergone a transformation not unlike the Italian Renaissance. - Author: Jeffrey Deitch
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#60. The parents used to drag the little ones, and now the kids are coming
and they're not little anymore. Things are evolving. Maybe there's a renaissance for our music. - Author: Jonathan Cain
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#61. I know of nothing more significant than the awakening of men and women throughout our country to the desire to improve their houses. Call it what you will - awakening, development, American Renaissance - it is a most startling and promising condition of affairs. - Author: Elsie De Wolfe
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#62. A stable social system is necessary, but every stable system hitherto devised has hampered the development of exceptional artistic or intellectual merit. How much murder and anarchy are we prepared to endure for the sake of great achievements such as those of the Renaissance? - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#63. Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth. - Author: Harold Macmillan
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#64. Renaissance artist Gregorio Comanini, has counseled the equivalent of Live an ordinary, regular life so you can be irregular and brilliant in your creativity. - Author: Jeff VanderMeer
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#65. The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history. - Author: Lawrence Summers
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#66. Jimmie would forever be the Renaissance humanist, bearing his faith and optimism like a white light inside a chalice. - Author: James Lee Burke
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#67. Actually I like the idea of being a Renaissance hack. If tombstones were still in style, I would want to have the two words chiseled right under my name. - Author: Dennis Flanagan
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#68. Now in the 21st century, the boundaries separating chemistry, physics, and medicine have become blurred, and as happened during the Renaissance, scientists are following their curiosities even when they run beyond the formal limits of their training. - Author: Peter Agre
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#69. The Greek conception of a life in harmony with nature found its most complete development in the rationalism of the Renaissance and of the centuries that followed it. - Author: Elie Metchnikoff
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#70. Can't decide which life or career path is right for you? Maybe you don't have to! In The Renaissance Soul, Margaret Lobenstine offers inspiration, advice, and practical tips for people with more than one burning passion. - Author: Laurence Boldt
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#71. Renaissance cowboy/raconteur Pop Wagner ... deadpan funny ... his presence is like meeting Woody Guthrie and Will Rogers riding a single, many colored horse. Pop is a kind of 'textile genius' who is able to spin, at once, both yarn and rope. - Author: Ron Miles
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#72. A Deap Vally renaissance is going to begin next year and will be our focus for the start of 2013. They will blow the cobwebs off a music scene that has become just a little bit stale. - Author: Ben Lovett
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#73. What I'm suggesting to you is that this could be a renaissance. We may be on the cusp of a future which could provide a tremendous leap forward for humanity. - Author: Jeremy Rifkin
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#74. In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace - and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. - Author: Yanko Tsvetkov
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#75. We live in a time of renaissance ... cities are coming back to life, after a long neglect. - Author: Daniel Libeskind
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#76. I've gradually fooled myself into becoming a real painter ... I really just like to sit in my air-conditioned Rome painting studio surrounded by Medieval and Renaissance architecture and to hold a tube of Alizarin Madder Lake in my artist's hand and marvel at the shiny goop inside. - Author: Mark Kostabi
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#77. There should be a Transatlantic renaissance between the US and Europe based on shared prosperity, security, and values. - Author: John F. Kerry
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#78. The hallmark of the Renaissance was its holistic quality as all fields of art, engineering, science and culture shared the same exciting spirit and many of the same intellectual principles. - Author: Joel Garreau
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#79. The renaissance of Christian philosophy has been accompanied by a resurgence of interest in natural theology, that branch of theology that seeks to prove God's existence apart from divine revelation. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#80. Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance. - Author: Horace
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#81. Our understanding of Shakespeare already depends largely on the vitality of Renaissance elements in our education. Each man must live in his own generation, as the saying is; but the generations are bound together by the golden links of the great tradition of civilization. - Author: George Edward Woodberry
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#82. Call them from their houses, and teach them to dream. - Author: Jean Toomer
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#83. But there's more than just solving the how-to problems. I've often said that if we're going to have a real rural renaissance, I'd just take the solving of the how-to problems for granted. The first thing I'd provide would be festivals. - Author: Ralph Borsodi
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#84. The 'Heirs of Alexandria' series mixes the Renaissance with magic and demons, based on a changed theological history. - Author: Eric Flint
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#85. The socially pernicious, racially wasteful, and soul-withering consequences of the working of mothers outside the home must cease. And this can only come to pass, either through the programme of institutional upbringing, or through the intimate renaissance of the home. - Author: Ellen Key
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#86. her youth passed in renaissance glory - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#87. Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to carry on that counts.
Winston Churchill - Author: H.A. Corby
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#88. I'm a poet. I'm just a renaissance man in my heart. I can build shelves and I can write poetry. - Author: Anthony Mackie
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#89. I always wanted to be a renaissance woman, do as many things as I possibly can and hopefully do them well or don't do them at all. - Author: Jill Scott
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#90. How is the newcomer to deal with Rome? What is one to make of this marble rubble, this milk of wolves, this blood of Caesars, this sunrise of Renaissance, this baroquery of blown stone, this warm hive of Italians, this antipasto of civilization? - Author: Shana Alexander
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#91. The best of humanity's recorded history is a creative balance between horrors endured and victories achieved, and so it was during the Harlem Renaissance. - Author: Aberjhani
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#92. My official field was Tudor-Stuart England; I also considered myself reasonably competent when it came to Renaissance and Reformation Europe. - Author: Lauren Willig
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#93. When we talk about the future, we often talk about it as damage and limitation exercise. That needn't be the case - it could be a Renaissance. - Author: Mark Stevenson
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#94. Teller and I worked Renaissance Festivals and street performing - actually more real, no kidding around, Philadelphia street performing than we did Renaissance Festivals. - Author: Penn Jillette
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#95. The Younger Generation comes, bringing its gifts. They are the first fruits of the Negro Renaissance. Youth speaks, and the voice of the New Negro is heard. - Author: Alain LeRoy Locke
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#96. Throughout the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, Latin was the language of learning and international communication. But in the early modern period, it was gradually displaced by French. By the eighteenth century, all the world - or at least all of Europe - aspired to be Parisian. - Author: Michael Dirda
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#97. ...Michelangelo transformed both the practice of art and our conception of the artist's role in society. - Author: Miles J. Unger
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#98. I imagine it was much different in the 1970s. That was the Renaissance for black actors, albeit in blaxploitation movies. There was a much greater preponderance of work then than there is now. - Author: Don Cheadle
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#99. Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free. - Author: Anne Sullivan
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#100. Fascism was an explosion against intolerable conditions, against remediable wrongs which the old world failed to remedy. It was a movement to secure national renaissance by people who felt themselves threatened with decline into decadence and death and were determined to live, and live greatly. - Author: Oswald Mosley
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