Civilization Quotes


207 Civilization quotes:



"The skylines lit up at dead of night, the air-conditioning systems cooling empty hotels in the desert and artificial light in the middle of the day all have something both demented and admirable about them. The mindless luxury of a rich civilization, and yet of a civilization perhaps as scared to see the lights go out as was the hunter in his primitive night."
"Civilization is nothing else but the attempt to reduce force to being the last resort."
"Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization"
"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. - The Philosophy of Civilization."
"No matter how exotic human civilization becomes, no matter the developments of life and society nor the complexity of the machine/human interface, there always comes interludes of lonely power when the course of humankind, the very future of humankind, depends upon the relatively simple actions of single individuals."
"A 'civilization' that makes such a ridiculous fuss about alleged 'war crimes' - acts of violence against the actual or potential enemies of one's cause - and tolerates slaughterhouses and vivisection laboratories, and circuses and the fur industry (infliction of pain upon creatures that can never be for or against any cause), does not deserve to live."
Author: Devi Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few"
"What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power"
"Continue to express your dissent and your needs, but remember to remain civilized, for you will sorely miss civilization if it is sacrified in the turbulence of change"
"The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization"
Author: Boas Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"Savage peoples are ruled by passion, civilized peoples by the mind. The difference lies not in the respective natures of savagery and civilization, but in their attendant circumstances, institutions, and so forth. The difference, therefore, does not operate in every sense, but it does in most of them. Even the most civilized peoples, in short, can be fired with passionate hatred for each other."
"The only index by which to judge a government or a way of life is by the quality of the people it acts upon. No matter how noble the objectives of a government, if it blurs decency and kindness, cheapens human life, and breeds ill will and suspicion- it is an evil government."
"The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian."
"Civilization is hideously fragile and there's not much between us and the horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish."
"The rational individualist is not the enemy of benevolence or civility, but their truest exemplar."
Author: Kelley Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes Benevolence Quotes
"All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution"
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"The sum of the whole matter is this, that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually"
"This is a little bit of civilization."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"George Bush doesn't represent any civilization!"
Author: Galloway Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes British Politician Quotes
"A young man who had been troubling society with impalpable doctrines of a new civilization which he called "the Kingdom of Heaven" had been put out of the way; and I can imagine that believer in material power murmuring as he went homeward, "it will all blow over now." Yes. The wind from the Kingdom of Heaven has blown over the world, and shall blow for centuries yet."


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