Quotes: classification

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  • W. J. Reichmann
    W. J. Reichmann
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    Human beings, for all their pretensions, have a remarkable propensity for lending themselves to classification somewhere within neatly labeled categories. Even the outrageous exceptions may be classified as outrageous exceptions!
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
    Roland Barthes
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    Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
  • George Henry Lewes
    George Henry Lewes
    English philosopher and critic 1817-1878
    George Henry Lewes
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    Science is the systematic classification of experience.
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    German Author, Critic 1875-1955
    Thomas Mann
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    You ask what is the use of classification, arrangement, systemization? I answer you: order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject-the actual enemy is the unknown.
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