Civilization Quotes

The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.
Robert Ingersoll
Luther standing bea - civilization has been thrust upon me... and it...

The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place.
Havelock Ellis, The Dance of Life
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Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Frank Lloyd Wright
If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people - A black people - who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remember! Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - Then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.
Endicott Peabody
Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing song.
Will Durant
Every civilization that has ever existed has ultimately collapsed.
Henry Kissinge
Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.
Amos Bronson Alcott, Table Talk (1877)
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.
Mark Twain
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Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
Arnold Toynbee
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.
Alfred North Whitehead, Introduction to Mathematics (1911)
We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.
George Will
The measuring rod of a civilization is the prosperity of the masses.
Albert & Emily Vail, Transforming Light (pg 254)
On Western civilization I think it would be a good idea.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
The true test of a civilization is not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops? no, but the kind of man the country turns out.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude
It is not too strong a statement to declare that this is the way civilizations begin to die... None of us has the right to suppose it cannot happen here.
Richard Milhous Nixon
The artist should be a seeing - Eye dog for a myopic civilization.
Jacob Getlar Smith
The basic problem is that our civilization, which is a civilization of machines, can teach man everything except how to be a man.
Andre Malraux
Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child.
Jack Kerouac
If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.
Stanley Garn
Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.
Charles Lindbergh
The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
Walter Bagehot
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
Vine Deloria
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
The true law of the race is progress and development. Whatever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian.
Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Ayn Rand
Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future.
Bourke Cockran
Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
Arnold Toynbee
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.
Will Durant
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft - Minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.
Mikhail Gorbachev, June 8, 1990
Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.
Brian Aldiss
Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
Herbert Spence
When humor goes, there goes civilization.
Erma Bombeck
Having a thirteen - Year - Old in the family is like having a general - Admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen - Agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall.
Max Lerne