Βλ. οπισθόφυλλο βιβλίου.
 Francis Bacon: “books are ships which pass through the vast sea of time”.
,4 Βλ. Ομιλία του Lorenzo Bini Smaghi με τίτλο, « Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa – economist, policy-maker, citizen in search of European unity», European University Institute, Badia Fiesolana, 28 Ιανουαρίου 2011.
 Winston Churchill: “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
 Nelson Mandela, 1994, "Long Walk to Freedom": "But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.”