Civilization Quotes

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
G. M. Trevelyan, English Social History (1942)
Oscar wilde - america is the only country that went from...

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
Mohandas karamchand gandhi - on western civilization i think it would be a...
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 14
Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.
Mark Twain

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
Arnold Toynbee
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
William James Durant
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
Arnold Toynbee
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.
Will Durant
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
I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our government but civilization itself.
Gerald R. Ford, Inaugural Address, 9 August 1974
Timothy leary - civilization is unbearable, but it is less...
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
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Sigmund Freud
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 true law of the race is progress and development. Whatever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian.
Simms
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 F. Will
Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.
Brian Aldiss
The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.
Cyril Connolly
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
Civilization has been thrust upon me... and it has not added one whit to my love for truth, honesty, and generosity.
Luther Standing Bea
If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.
Stanley Garn
Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
Arnold Toynbee
Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Ayn Rand
But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self - Righteousness - - Each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked - - Each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity.
Herbert Butterfield
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
It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.
Henry Allen
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture, a civilization, a new way of living together among men.
Ignazio Silone
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Henry David Thoreau
The measuring rod of a civilization is the prosperity of the masses.
Albert & Emily Vail, Transforming Light (pg 254)
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
Vine Deloria
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
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
William Feathe
The artist should be a seeing - Eye dog for a myopic civilization.
Jacob Getlar Smith
Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Mark Twain
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 might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.
Albert Einstein
What a time! What a civilization!
Cicero