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Civilization Quotes


These are some of the best 'Civilization' quotations and sayings.

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A civilized society is one that exhibits the five qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art and peace.

A race preserves its vigor so long as it harbors a real contrast between what has been and what may be, and so long as it is nerved by the vigor to adventure beyond the safeties of the past. Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

A savage is simply a human organism that has not received enough news from the human race.

A sufficient and sure method of civilization is the influence of good women.

A tablecloth restaurant is still one of the great rewards of civilization.

All that is best in the civilization of today, is the fruit of Christ's appearance among men.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Christianity has carried civilization along with it, whithersoever it has gone. - And as if to show that the latter does not depend on physical causes, some of the countries, the most civilized in the days of Augustus, are now in a state of hopeless barbarism.

Civilization is a disease which is almost invariably fatal.

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.

Civilization is nothing more than the effort to reduce the use of force to the last resort.

Civilization is the upward struggle of mankind, in which millions are trampled to death that thousands may mount on their bodies.

Civilizations die from philosophical calm, irony, and the sense of fair play quite as surely as they die of debauchery.

Here is the element or power of conduct, of intellect and knowledge, of beauty, and of social life and manners, and all needful to build up a complete human life. - We have instincts responding to them all, and requiring them all, and we are perfectly civilized only when all these instincts of our nature - all these elements in our civilization have been adequately recognized and satisfied.

If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.

in mankind, so that the power of a wafer, or a drop of wax guards a letter, as it flies over sea and land, and bears it to its address as if a battalion of artillery had brought it, I look upon as a first measure of civilization.

In order to civilize a people, it is necessary first to fix it, and this cannot be done without inducing it to cultivate the soil.

It is the triumph of civilization that at last communities have obtained such a mastery over natural laws that they drive and control them. The winds, the water, electricity, all aliens that in their wild form were dangerous, are now controlled by human will, and are made useful servants.

Let us humor if we can The vertical man Though we value none But the horizontal one.

More than one of the strong nations may shortly have to choose between a selfish secular civilization, whose God is science, and an unselfish civilization whose Cod is Christ.


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