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Quotes about Civilization

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Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world your
governments have made before.
- John Perry Barlow

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels,
levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
- Ambrose Bierce

 

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The family is the nucleus of civilization.
- Will Durant

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved,
nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug


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Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
- Timothy Leary

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
- Erma Bombeck

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't say civilization don't advance...
in every war they kill you in a new way.
- Will Rogers

Civilization advances by extending the number of important
operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
- Alfred North Whitehead

It is not possible for civilization to
flow backwards while there is youth in the world.
Youth may be headstrong,
but it will advance its allotted length.
- Helen Keller

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial
elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

Civilization is a movement and not a condition,
a voyage and not a harbor.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of
the twilight of Western civilization.
- Richard Foreman

The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.
- Karen Horney

The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism.
These will become the foundation of the new psychological
type and with him or her will come the new civilization.
- Otto Rank

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is
the degree in which the intelligence of the common
mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
- George Bancroft

It will take a long time, and certainly the West will
remain the dominant civilization well into the next century,
but the decline is occurring.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat
some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization
without destabilizing the whole planet.
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika

If the views I have expressed be right,
we can think of our civilization evolving with the
growth of knowledge from small wandering tribes to large settled law.
- John Boyd Orr

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman
in the working out of our civilization were assigned
long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
- Grover Cleveland

The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism.
Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized,
but also being brutalized.
- Alva Myrdal

Morocco as it is is a very fine place spoiled by civilization.
- Richard H. Davis

Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization
is a sound state of mind.
- E. M. Forster

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which
makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin,
and pretend to be somebody else.
- Solomon Schechter

When urbanity decays, civilization suffers and decays with it.
- James Norman Hall

You can't leave civilization behind entirely.
- Dirk Benedict

Good God, if our civilization were to sober up for
a couple of days it'd die of remorse on the third.
- Malcolm Lowry

Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any
race or nation known to history,
but the torch to be handed down from race to race from age to age.
- Kelly Millar

If civilization had been left in female hands we would
still be living in grass huts.
- Camille Paglia

Hold fast to the Bible.
To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all
the progress made in true civilization and to this
we must look as our guide in the future.
- Ulysses S. Grant

God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific
medicine and universal happiness.
You must make your choice.
Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
- Aldous Huxley

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
- Lincoln Steffens

I consider that there are different degrees of civilization
and there are many different ways of expressing it.
But one is civilized or is not.
- Flora Lewis

The greatest advances of civilization,
whether in architecture or painting,
in science and literature,
in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
- Milton Friedman

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in
a small number of places and we need only some bombs
and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.
- Cyril Connolly

The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the
bane of modern civilization.
- Franz Boas

The true law of the race is progress and development.
Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest,
it is overthrown by the barbarian.
- William Gilmore Simms

A modern civilization is only possible when it is accepted
that singular beings exist and express themselves freely.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

The salt of any interesting civilization is mixture.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga
and the civilization that wore it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It's very difficult to marry into another civilization.
- Leslie Caron

Civilization...
wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere.
- Richard Bach

One of the tests of the civilization of people is the
treatment of its criminals.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men.
Lack of culture means what it has always meant:
ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Civilization consists in the multiplication and refinement of human wants.
- Robert Millikan

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance,
this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall,
freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius,
rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.
- Chauncey Wright

America is the only nation in history which miraculously
has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without
the usual interval of civilization.
- Georges Clemenceau

A great civilization is not conquered from without
until it has destroyed itself from within.
- Ariel Durant

The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art,
because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn...
tired of common sense and civilization.
- F. L. Lucas

Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization.
- Woody Hayes

Right now, there's the illusion of order and civilization,
but there's a tremendous amount of economic tension
in this country and the educational system is constantly eroding.
- Kathryn Bigelow

To the present writer a careful study of the facts
now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization
was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.
- James H. Breasted

It has been said that the position of woman is the test of civilization,
and that of our women was secure.
In them was vested our standard of morals and the purity of our blood.
- Charles Eastman

To be complex does not mean to be fragmented.
This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.
- Adrienne Clarkson

I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced
nothing finer than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance.
- Frank Knox

If men do not now succeed in abolishing war,
civilization and mankind are doomed.
- Ludwig von Mises

Well, we can't afford blindness anymore.
There are tens of thousands of thugs who loathe liberty and love death,
and want to annihilate Western civilization.
- Tony Snow

I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties,
before we began to poison our own civilization -
or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt.
- Orson Scott Card

In our rich consumers' civilization we spin cocoons
around ourselves and get possessed by our possessions.
- Max Lerner

Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of
civilization by little barbarians,
who must be civilized before it is too late.
- Thomas Sowell

Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

History shows us that other highly developed forms
of civilization have collapsed.
Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own?
- Christian Lous Lange

In this respect, the history of science,
like the history of all civilization,
has gone through cycles.
- Abdus Salam

I have seen the science I worshiped,
and the aircraft I loved,
destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.
- Charles Lindbergh

Western civilization, unfortunately,
does not link knowledge and morality but rather,
it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
- Vine Deloria, Jr.

Human civilization is not something achieved against nature;
it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man.
- Ludwig von Mises


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