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“Boundaries“ are the most unclear metaphoric concept in contemporary social and cultural sciences.

Jürgen Osterhammel, historian
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A boundary is a border, a barrier between “myself” and “that around me” – familiar and foreign, intimate and public, safe and unsafe, center and periphery, the rich and the poor, majority and minority, the thing between “us” and “them”. A boundary marginalizes or puts on the periphery everything that is not in the center, divides the established from the “outsiders.” It is an imaginary line that is ritually respected, but in practice it often manifests itself in a physical form as well, depending on what it “separates” or refers to.

Does a boundary generate order or chaos? Is it a necessity or coercion?

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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

Albert Einstein, physicist
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Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
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Only seekers discover truth, treasure, themselves, and worlds.

Andro Vid Mihičić, art historian and poet
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Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.

Rita Mae Brown, writer
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Border is an imaginary line between the two states, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another.

Ambrose Bierce, author
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When you're headed for the border, you're bound to cross the line.

Kris Kristoferson, song writer
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The Third World is knocking at the doors of Europe, and it will enter even if Europe does not consent.

Umberto Eco, writer
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Just as the natural environment depends on biodiversity, so the human environment depends on cultural diversity, because no one civilization encompasses all the spiritual, ethical and artistic expressions of mankind.

Jonathan Sacks, theologian
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