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Theodor W. Adorno

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Biography - Theodor W. Adorno:

German philosopher, sociologist, psychologist and composer.
Born: 1903 - Died: 1969
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.




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Quotes for: History


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Quotes about history:


What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
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Quotes for: Language


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Quotes for: Language


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.
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The language of truth is simple.
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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.
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The meaning of a word is its use in the language.
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Language is a source of misunderstanding.
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
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No improvement is too small or trivial to be worthwhile.
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Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
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Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.
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