Top Rated 100 Quotes On Civilization

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Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any race or nation known to history, but the torch to be handed from race to race from age to age. By Kelly Miller
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Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down. By Edward Abbey
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Civilization in its present form hasn't got long. By James Lovelock
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Civilization is a perishable commodity. By Helen Clark Macinnes
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Civilization is only savagery silver-gilt. By H. Rider Haggard
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The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next. By Cyril Connolly
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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. By Flora Lewis
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Civilization has been an intermittent phenomenon; to this truth we have allowed ourselves to be blinded by the insolence of material success. By Richard M. Weaver
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Civilization is an enormous device for economizing knowledge,. By Thomas Sowell
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If this is called civilization, then I am afraid humanity is no more civilized than the Tyrannosaurus Rex. By Abhijit Naskar
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A civilization was the means by which too many people could live together despite their mutual hatred. By Steven Erikson
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Civilizations proceed from the heart rather than from the head. By Mark Twain
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Civilization, after all, is defined by what we forbid, more than what we permit. By Gregory David Roberts
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The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself. By Robert Green Ingersoll
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Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor. By Arnold J. Toynbee
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There is nothing more fragile than civilization. By Havelock Ellis
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Civilization is the art of creating useless needs. By Leo Errera
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If civilization has an opposite, it is war. By Ursula K. Le Guin
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Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. By Sigmund Freud
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Civilization is faces, "appearances": when these collapse, civilization collapses as well. By Joyce Carol Oates
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To have a viable civilization, people have to have a benign government, a semblance of education, spare time, imagination, and manners By Jonathan Chamberlain Williams
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The origin of civilization is man's determination to do nothing for himself which he can get done for him. By H. C. Bailey
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Civilisation is the art of living in contact with other persons with the minimum of discomfort. By Nanamoli Thera
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Civilization originates in conquest abroad and repression at home. By Jared Diamond
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Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized. By Alfred North Whitehead
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Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries. By Mark Twain
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You know when civilization began? With the invention of the mirror. By Shimon Peres
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There has never yet been a human society worthy of the name of civilization. Civilization remains a remote ideal. By Edward Abbey
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The more I see of what you call civilization, the more highly I think of what you call savagery! By Robert E. Howard
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Alone we are savages, together we are civilization By Ashok K. Banker
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Civilisation is the distance that man has placed between himself and his own excreta. By Brian W. Aldiss
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Contrary to nature's rule of "survival of the fittest," we humans measure civilization by how we respond to the most vulnerable and the suffering. By Philip Yancey
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Civilization begins at 10 am. By B.n. Peacock
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We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts. By Sigmund Freud
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Civilization is a scheme to hide nakedness. By Marty Rubin
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The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination. By Victor Hugo
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Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos. By Will Durant
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The artist expresses his love through his works. That is civilization. By Bernard Pomerance
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I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women. By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Civilization is not a burden. It is an opportunity. By Alexander Meiklejohn
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misanthropic society, By Bill O'reilly
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A pioneer destroys things and calls it civilization. By Charles Marion Russell
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The measure of a civilization is how it treats those at the dawn of life, the margins of life and the twilight of life. By Hubert H. Humphrey
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Not by force of arms are civilizations held together, but by subtle threads of moral and intellectual principle. By Russell Kirk
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A general definition of civilization: a civilized society is exhibiting the fine qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art, peace. By Alfred North Whitehead
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Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. By Will Durant
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We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology. By Edward O. Wilson
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War is a specific product of civilization. By Lewis Mumford
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Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization. By Eugene V. Debs
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What's looming in the shadows of our ignorance and denial is a critique of civilization itself. By Lierre Keith
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Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top. By Timothy Leary
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My idea of our civilization is that it is a shoddy, poor thing and full of cruelties, vanities, arrogances, meannesses and hypocrisies. By Mark Twain
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Civilization is an enormous improvement on the lack thereof. By P. J. O'rourke
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Civilization is only a series of victories against nature. By William Harvey
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Civilization is nothing else but the attempt to reduce force to being the last resort. By Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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Civilization is paralysis. By Paul Gauguin
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You are an ignorant schoolgirl. You think civilization is a good thing. By Tom Robbins
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The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be. By Louis De Bernieres
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Barbarism recommences by the excess of civilization. By Alphonse De Lamartine
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Man's great power of thinking, remembering, and communicating are responsible for the evolution of civilization. By Linus Pauling
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A good civilization gives the greatest possible scope to the common passions and makes them intelligible among the great number of people. By Meridel Le Sueur
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Every civilization is a fruit from the sturdy tree of barbarism, and falls at the greatest distance from its trunk. By Will Durant
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What is civilisation? Idriss once remarked. It's a woman, free to live as she wants. By Gregory David Roberts
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A civilization has the ethics it can afford By Larry Niven
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Civilization is a work of peaceful co-operation. By Ludwig Von Mises
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Civilization is the way one's own people live. Savagery is the way foreigners live. By Octavia E. Butler
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Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. By Ayn Rand
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Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades. By Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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Thing about civilization, it's what keeps people civil. You get rid of one, you can't count on the other. By James S.a. Corey
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Every civilization is just an attempt, a best guess...And they're all imperfect, shots in the dark, and they all end in a flood. By Kevin Emerson
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War: A wretched debasement of all the pretenses of civilization. By Omar N. Bradley
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Human civilization is not something achieved against nature; it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man. By Ludwig Von Mises
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Civilization flows; culture thickens and coagulates, like tired, sick, stifled blood. By Edward Abbey
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If we are to preserve civilization, we must first remain civilized. By Louis St. Laurent
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A high civilization is a pyramid: it can stand only on a broad base; its primary prerequisite is a strong and soundly consolidated mediocrity. By Friedrich Nietzsche
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Civilization is nothing more than the effort to reduce the use of force to the last resort. By Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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I don't care two hoots about civilization. I want to wander in the wild. By Jane Goodall
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On Earth, incidentally, civilization is the result of a group of humans coming together and suppressing their instincts. By Matt Haig
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Civilization is coming to an end, you understand. By Dorothy Parker
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What men call civilization is the condition of present customs; what they call barbarism, the condition of past ones. By Anatole France
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Speech is civilization itself. By Thomas Mann
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Civilization is a transient sickness. By Robinson Jeffers
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The resources of civilization are not yet exhausted. By William E. Gladstone
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Civilization rests on the fact that we all benefit from knowledge which we do not possess. By Friedrich Hayek
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Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet. By Terence Mckenna
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The collective consciousness of mankind defines the existence and sustainability of this civilization. By Toba Beta
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True Civilization does not lie in gas, nor in steam, nor in turn-tables. It lies in the reduction of the traces of original sin. By Charles Baudelaire
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From barbarism to civilization requires a century; from civilization to barbarism needs but a day. By Will Durant
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The seeds of civilization are in every culture, but it is city life that brings them to fruition. By Susanne Katherina Langer
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Civilization has its roots in the soil. By Charles Kellogg
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The most frightful of all spectacles is the strength of the civilization without its mercy. By Winston S. Churchill
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Civilization is only possible for deeply unpleasant animals. It is only an ape that can be truly civilized. By Mark Rowlands
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Civilization itself ... can easily be swept aside when mob passions are aroused. By Steve Allen
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We veneer civilization by doing unkind things in a kind way. By George Bernard Shaw
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This civilization is such that one has only to be patient and it will be self-destroyed. By Mahatma Gandhi
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Education is the transmission of civilization. By Ariel Durant
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Civilization must be preserved,' says he.'Civilization's doing fine,' I said. 'We just don't happen to be where it is. By Joanna Russ
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Civilizations come and go; they conquer the earth and crumble into dust; but faith survives every desolation. By Will Durant
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Civilization is a race between disaster and education. By H.g.wells
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When thought races ahead of Being, a civilization is racing towards destruction. By Jacob Needleman
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