Civilization Quotes


207 Civilization quotes:



"Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities"
Author: Twain Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization."
Author: Freud Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes Austrian Psychologist Quotes
"The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization."
Author: Freud Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes Austrian Psychologist Quotes
"One... gets an impression that civilization is something which was imposed on a resisting majority by a minority which understood how to obtain possession of the means to power and coercion. It is, of course, natural to assume that these difficulties are not inherent in the nature of civilization itself but are determined by the imperfections of the cultural forms which have so far been developed."
Author: Freud Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"...the first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization."
Author: Freud Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"No matter how much restriction civilization imposes on the individual, he nevertheless finds some way to circumvent it. Wit is the best safety valve modern man has evolved; the more civilization, the more repression, the more need there is for wit."
Author: Freud Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock."
Author: Freud Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes Austrian Psychologist Quotes
"Comfort is the only thing our civilization can give us."
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"We must annex those people. We can afflict them with our wise and beneficent government. We can introduce the novelty of thieves, all the way up from street-car pickpockets to municipal robbers and Government defaulters, and show them how amusing it is to arrest them and try them and then turn them loose -- some for cash and some for ''political influence.'' We can make them ashamed of their simple and primitive justice. We can make that little bunch of sleepy islands the hottest corner on earth, and array it in the moral splendor of our high and holy civilization. Annexation is what the poor islanders need. ''Shall we to men benighted, the lamp of life deny?''"
Author: Twain Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes Empire Quotes
"Give me a wildness whose glance no civilization can endure,-as if we lived on the marrow of koodoos devoured raw"
"It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length."
"Civilization has taught us to eat with a fork, but even now if nobody is around we use our fingers."
"We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes."
"Civilization is the making of civil persons."
"One... gets an impression that civilization is something which was imposed on a resisting majority by a minority which understood how to obtain possession of the means to power and coercion. It is, of course, natural to assume that these difficulties are not inherent in the nature of civilization itself but are determined by the imperfections of the cultural forms which have so far been developed."
Author: Freud Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"There are many humorous things in the world, among them the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages."
Author: Twain Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"Civilization, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication, but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants. This alone promotes real happiness and contentment, and increases the capacity of service."
"Civilisation is not by any means an easy thing to attain to. There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt."
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"the first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization."
Author: Freud Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"No people is fully civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse"


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