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The end of the human race will be that
it will eventually die of civilization.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out
in a war fought with the atomic bomb.
Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
- Albert Einstein

What do I think of Western civilization?
I think it would be a very good idea.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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


 

While civilization has been improving our houses,
it has not equally improved
the men who are to inhabit them.
It has created palaces, but it was
not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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


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

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

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

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy
than to imprison a person
or keep him in prison because he is unpopular.
This is really the test of civilization.
- Winston Churchill

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

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
- Erma Bombeck

A nation or civilization that
continues to produce soft-minded men
purchases its own spiritual death
on the installment plan.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

The family is the nucleus of civilization.
- Will Durant

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

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free,
in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

Lack of culture means what it has always meant:
ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages
to its present state of civilization.
Imagination led Columbus to discover America.
Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum

It's just a show.
It's not the end of Western Civilization.
It's chewing gum.
- Jerry Springer

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

A civilization that only looks inward will stagnate.
We have to keep looking outward; we have to keep finding
new avenues for human endeavor and human expression.
- John L. Phillips

If mankind were to continue in other than the present barbarism,
a new path must be found, a new civilization based
on some other method than technology.
- Clifford D. Simak

This is the reality of nuclear weapons:
they may trigger a world war;
a war which,
unlike previous ones, destroys all of civilization.
- Joseph Rotblat

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

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the
science of human relationships -
the ability of all peoples,
of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I do not believe that civilizations have to die because
civilization is not an organism.
It is a product of wills.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The three great elements of modern civilization,
Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
- Thomas Carlyle

Civilization is the making of civil persons.
- John Ruskin

Government has never increased the standard of living
of one single human being in civilization's history.
For some reason that simple truth has evaded everybody.
- Steve Wynn

No matter what we call it, poison is still poison,
death is still death, and industrial civilization is
still causing the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet.
- Derrick Jensen

Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted
a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers'
granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages.
- Gertrude Stein

There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a Yeti.
- Edmund Hillary

The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
- David Hare

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government,
intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded
by exemption from the cares of office.
- Ambrose Bierce

The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing
a decent standard of living for all mankind.
- Norman Borlaug

Our civilization has evolved through the continuous
adjustment of society to the stimulus of new knowledge.
- John Boyd Orr

Civilization is a conspiracy.
Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.
- John Buchan

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

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

Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual
to protect his own rights;
American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
- William Jennings Bryan

Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest
the servant of civilization.
About keeping India there is no question.
England has a real duty there.
- Goldwin Smith

The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds
and institutions which were invaluable at first,
and deadly afterwards.
- Walter Bagehot

If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting
in a cave eating raw meat,
because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
- Orson Welles

The mother art is architecture.
Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

We have always been taught that navigation is the result of civilization,
but modern archeology has demonstrated very clearly that this is not so.
- Thor Heyerdahl

The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
- George William Curtis

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

A civilization is built on what is required of men,
not on that which is provided for them.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Human rights is a universal standard.
It is a component of every religion and every civilization.
- Shirin Ebadi

In our civilization, men are afraid that they will
not be men enough and women are afraid that they might
be considered only women.
- Theodor Reik

Our civilization is now in the transition stage between
the age of warring empires and a new age of world unity and peace.
- John Boyd Orr

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

The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
- Sigmund Freud

The last struggle for our rights, the battle for our civilization,
is entirely with ourselves.
- William Wells Brown

There is a single thread of attitude,
a single direction of flow, that joins our present
time to its early burgeoning in Mediterranean civilization.
- Arthur Erickson

Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life;
never before has a generation,
drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand.
Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A.
cop that guns him down.
- Edward Abbey

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

From first to last the civilization of America has
been bound up with its physical environment.
- Ellsworth Huntington

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

Civilization is what makes you sick.
- Paul Gauguin

It's too hard a life for me.
I could only do it - check out in that sense -
if I checked out somewhere that was luxurious and within
hailing distance of civilization.
- Derek Jacobi

Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization,
in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in
the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
- George P. Baker


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