Civilization Quotes

207 Civilization quotes:

"If we renew American civilization, if we restore faith, if we defeat the drug culture, if we reestablish incentives, if we decentralize so local volunteers and local leaders create local solutions, if we replace ignorance with knowledge so that every citizen is able to pursue happiness, I think we could in a generation give our grandchildren the kind of America which would let them lead the entire human race,"
"While it is generally agreed that the visible expressions and agencies are necessary instruments, civilization seems to depend far more fundamentally upon the moral and intellectual qualities of human beings -- upon the spirit that animates mankind."
Author: Beard Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization."
"Civilization consists in the multiplication and refinement of human wants."
"The open mind is key to true understanding."
"Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization."
Author: Lindbergh Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes American Aviator Quotes
"When people realize that the sky does not fall, civilization does not end, people say this is a nonissue,"
Author: Leno Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"Civilization has gotten further and further from the so-called 'natural' man, who uses all his faculties: perception, invention, improvisation."
"Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization. Progress is born of agitation. It is agitation or stagnation."
Author: Debs Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"The institution of marriage in all societies is a pattern within which the strains put by civilization on males and females alike must be resolved, a pattern within which men must learn, in return for a variety of elaborate rewards, new forms in which sexual spontaneity is still possible, and women must learn to discipline their receptivity to a thousand other considerations."
"What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea."
"A country where flowers are priced so as to make them a luxury has yet to learn the first principles of civilization"
"The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next."
Author: Connolly Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes Decadence Quotes
"so it will become a model of civilization for the rest of the world."
Author: Abbas Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years."
Author: Zedong Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes Chinese Leader Quotes
"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."
"The test of civilization is its estimate of women."
"Civilization today reminds me of an ape with a blowtorch playing in a room full of dynamite. It looks like the monkeys are about to operate the zoo, and the inmates are taking over the asylum."
"quantum leap in the way civilization works."
"One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left."
Author: James Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes

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