Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
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.
We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
Civilization is not by means an easy thing to attain to. There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent
Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air?
The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members
Our manners, our civilization, and all the good things connected with manners and civilization, have, in this European world of ours, depended for ages upon two principles: I mean the spirit of a gentleman, and the spirit of religion.
Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
The great advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science or literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
I consider that there are different degrees of civilization and there are many different ways of expressing it. But one is civilized or is not.
If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
Every civilization that has ever existed has ultimately collapsed.
Is man’s civilization only a wrappage, through which the savage nature of him can still burst, infernal as ever?
Civilization, or that which is so called, has operated two ways to make one part of society more affluent and the other part more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state.
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