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Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

Author: Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)

Profession: American Historian

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.

Author: Freda Adler (1870-1937)

Profession: Pioneer Psychiatrist, Born in Vienna

Order is power.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

Order is a great person's need and their true well being.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

However fiercely opposed one may be to the present order, an old respect for the idea of order itself often prevents people from distinguishing between order and those who stand for order, and leads them in practice to respect individuals under the pretext of respecting order itself.

Author: Antonin Artaud (1896-1948)

Profession: French Theater Producer, Actor, Theorist

Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

Good order is the foundation of all great things.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

When liberty destroys order the hunger for order will destroy liberty.

Author: William J. Durant (1885-1981)

Profession: American Historian, Essayist

When we walk the streets at night in safety, it does not strike us that this might be otherwise. This habit of feeling safe has become second nature, and we do not reflect on just how this is due solely to the working of special institutions. Commonplace thinking often has the impression that force holds the state together, but in fact its only bond is the fundamental sense of order which everybody possesses.

Author: Georg Hegel (1770-1831)

Profession: German Philosopher

There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.

Author: Jane Jacobs (1916)

Profession: American Urban Theorist, Author

The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.

Author: Willem De Kooning (1904)

Profession: Dutch-born American Artist

Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship.

Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801)

Profession: Swiss Theologian, Mystic

An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.

Author: George Mikes

Profession:

There is no course of life so weak and Scottish as that which is ordered by orders, method, and discipline.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

If we can, when we have established individual discipline, arrange the children, sending each one to his own place, in order, trying to make them understand the idea that thus placed they look well, and that it is a good thing to be thus placed in order, that it is a good and pleasing arrangement in the room, this ordered and tranquil adjustment of theirs -- then their remaining in their places, quiet and silent, is the result of a species of lesson, not an imposition. To make them understand the idea, without calling their attention too forcibly to the practice, to have them assimilate a principle of collective order -- that is the important thing.

Author: Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

Profession: Italian Educator