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Civilization Quotes: "Civilization is the process of setting man free from men."

Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.




Civilization Quotes: "But that's the whole aim of civilization: to make everything a source of enjoyment."

But that's the whole aim of civilization: to make everything a source of enjoyment.



Civilization Quotes: "It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built up upon a renunciation of instinct...."

It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built up upon a renunciation of instinct....



Civilization Quotes: "We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation."

We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.




Civilization Quotes: "Tea is one of the main stays of civilization in this country."

Tea is one of the main stays of civilization in this country.



Civilization Quotes: "The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization."

The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.



Civilization Quotes: "The capitalists are the brains of civilization, because they supply the entire fabric of which all education, enlightenment and human progress consists."

The capitalists are the brains of civilization, because they supply the entire fabric of which all education, enlightenment and human progress consists.




Civilization Quotes: "Barbarians are all alike... sit up half the night to discuss anything a Roman says."

Barbarians are all alike... sit up half the night to discuss anything a Roman says.



Civilization Quotes: "The human body is not necessarily a human being."

The human body is not necessarily a human being.



Civilization Quotes: "Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society."

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.



Civilization Quotes: "(When asked what he thought of Western civilization): 'I think it would be a good idea."

(When asked what he thought of Western civilization): 'I think it would be a good idea.



Civilization Quotes: "This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper."

This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.




Civilization Quotes: "If you would civilize a man begin with his grandmother."

If you would civilize a man begin with his grandmother.



Civilization Quotes: "To be a man is to feel that one's own stone contributes to building the edifice of the world."

To be a man is to feel that one's own stone contributes to building the edifice of the world.



Civilization Quotes: "A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women."

A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.



Civilization Quotes: "The path of civilization is paved with tin cans."

The path of civilization is paved with tin cans.



Civilization Quotes: "There has never been but one question in all civilization-how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it."

There has never been but one question in all civilization-how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it.



Civilization Quotes: "The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation's purpose - and is a test to the quality of a nation's civilization."

The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation's purpose - and is a test to the quality of a nation's civilization.



Civilization Quotes: "Flushed with his impassioned gibberish, he saw himself standing alone on the last barrier of civilization."

Flushed with his impassioned gibberish, he saw himself standing alone on the last barrier of civilization.



Civilization Quotes: "Thus the great civilizer sends out its emissaries, sooner or later, to every sandy cape and light-house of the New World which the census-taker visits, and summons the savage there to surrender."

Thus the great civilizer sends out its emissaries, sooner or later, to every sandy cape and light-house of the New World which the census-taker visits, and summons the savage there to surrender.



Civilization Quotes: "In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity."

In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.



Civilization Quotes: "There is a great deal of ruin in a nation."

There is a great deal of ruin in a nation.



Civilization Quotes: "In order for us to have a future that's exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we're a space-bearing civilization."

In order for us to have a future that's exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we're a space-bearing civilization.



Civilization Quotes: "The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement."

The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement.



Civilization Quotes: "When humor goes, there goes civilization."

When humor goes, there goes civilization.



Civilization Quotes: "We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others."

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.



Civilization Quotes: "What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea."

What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.



Civilization Quotes: "If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it's game over. It's control-alt-delete for civilization."

If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it's game over. It's control-alt-delete for civilization.



Civilization Quotes: "Civilization is vastly overrated."

Civilization is vastly overrated.



Civilization Quotes: "And this also, " said Marlow suddenly, "has been one of the dark places of the earth."

And this also, " said Marlow suddenly, "has been one of the dark places of the earth.



Civilization Quotes: "A civilization is not destroyed by wicked people it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless."

A civilization is not destroyed by wicked people it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless.



Civilization Quotes: "Girls should be taught at school that giving birth to an unnaturally over-sized western baby that no longer fits down the birth canal may lead to a multitude of long term health problems."

Girls should be taught at school that giving birth to an unnaturally over-sized western baby that no longer fits down the birth canal may lead to a multitude of long term health problems.



Civilization Quotes: "Thievery is for the civilized. It is what laws protect us from. I am a wild beast of no laws and no society. I want no laws. I want no more civilized things."

Thievery is for the civilized. It is what laws protect us from. I am a wild beast of no laws and no society. I want no laws. I want no more civilized things.



Civilization Quotes: "Not just charity, even corruption begins at home."

Not just charity, even corruption begins at home.



Civilization Quotes: "To what do I attribute our decline? It's far easier to be shocking than charming."

To what do I attribute our decline? It's far easier to be shocking than charming.



Civilization Quotes: "Modern civilisation has based its specific foundation on the principle of liberty which states that man is not a mere instrument to be used by others but rather a main autonomous living being."

Modern civilisation has based its specific foundation on the principle of liberty which states that man is not a mere instrument to be used by others but rather a main autonomous living being.



Civilization Quotes: "Orgy-porgy, round and round and round, beating one another in six-eight time."

Orgy-porgy, round and round and round, beating one another in six-eight time.



Civilization Quotes: "Fear had a tendency to drive away the courtesy of civilization."

Fear had a tendency to drive away the courtesy of civilization.



Civilization Quotes: "Civilization must be preserved, ' says he.'Civilization's doing fine, ' I said. 'We just don't happen to be where it is."

Civilization must be preserved, ' says he.'Civilization's doing fine, ' I said. 'We just don't happen to be where it is.



Civilization Quotes: "Kindness is not entered onto the great ledger of civilisation."

Kindness is not entered onto the great ledger of civilisation.



Civilization Quotes: "It was Francisco de Vitoria, a Catholic priest and professor, who earned the title of father of international law."

It was Francisco de Vitoria, a Catholic priest and professor, who earned the title of father of international law.



Civilization Quotes: "Green meant water, green patches meant farmers and farmers meant agriculture. Agriculture meant food to eat and food to sell, which meant towns and transport. They had reached civilization."

Green meant water, green patches meant farmers and farmers meant agriculture. Agriculture meant food to eat and food to sell, which meant towns and transport. They had reached civilization.



Civilization Quotes: "Why anarchy? Because anything less would be uncivilized."

Why anarchy? Because anything less would be uncivilized.



Civilization Quotes: "The premise of the Taker story is 'the world belongs to man'. … The premise of the Leaver story is 'man belongs to the world'."

The premise of the Taker story is 'the world belongs to man'. … The premise of the Leaver story is 'man belongs to the world'.



Civilization Quotes: "Civilization did not come with fire. It came with the discovery of how to use fire to heat water."

Civilization did not come with fire. It came with the discovery of how to use fire to heat water.



Civilization Quotes: "The hardest time in this world is for the sensitive and intelligent people."

The hardest time in this world is for the sensitive and intelligent people.



Civilization Quotes: "What, after all, was the point of civilization if not the well-being of citizens?"

What, after all, was the point of civilization if not the well-being of citizens?



Civilization Quotes: "The missing link between humans and apes? It's certainly those brutes who haven't yet learned to respect privacy."

The missing link between humans and apes? It's certainly those brutes who haven't yet learned to respect privacy.



Civilization Quotes: "Civilization is always threatened from below, by patterns of belief and emotion that may once have been useful to our ancestors, but that are useful no longer."

Civilization is always threatened from below, by patterns of belief and emotion that may once have been useful to our ancestors, but that are useful no longer.