Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.