To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
We are born charming fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt.
The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized, and for this we are not likely to be forgiven.
In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.
Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.
This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.
Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.
Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilised into time and tune.
As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me.
I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.