civilization

Civilization quotes
Civilization
1.

Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.

- Eddy, Mary Baker
2.

The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.

- Wilde, Oscar
3.

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.

- Will Durant
4.

It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

- Ronald Knox
5.

So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.

- Morris, William
6.

The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.

- Weil, Simone
7.

Nobody before the Pythagorean had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.

- Koestler, Arthur
8.

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

- Fyodor Dostoevsky
9.

One of the joys our technological civilization has lost is the excitement with which seasonal flowers and fruits were welcomed; the first daffodil, strawberry or cherry are now things of the past, along with their precious moment of arrival. Even the tangerine -- now a satsuma or clementine -- appears de-pipped months before Christmas.

- Jarman, Derek
10.

Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships... the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world, at peace.

- Roosevelt, Franklin D.
11.

Speech is civilization itself. The word... preserves contact -- it is silence which isolates.

- Mann, Thomas
12.

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.

- Repplier, Agnes
13.

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

- Albert Einstein
14.

If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.

- Stanley Garn
15.

Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.

- Arnold Toynbee
16.

We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserve ancestral regard. No, we are the sons of Cain, and with violence can be associated the attacks on sound, stone, wood and metal that produced civilization.

- Burgess, Anthony
17.

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.

- Will Durant
18.

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

- Arnold Toynbee
19.

We cannot be sure that we ought not to regard the most criminal country as that which in some aspects possesses the highest civilization.

- Ellis, Havelock
20.

I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

- Kennedy, John F.


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