Civil Disobediance Quotes

The three great elements of modern civilization, gunpowder, printing, and the Protestant religion.

Thomas Carlyle

If the divorced are remarried civilly, they find themselves in a situation that objectively contravenes God's law. Consequently, they cannot receive Holy Communion as long as this situation persists. This norm is not at all a punishment or a discrimination against the divorced and remarried, but rather expresses an objective situation that of itself renders impossible the reception of Holy Communion: '. . . If these people were admitted to the Eucharist, the faithful would be led into error and confusion regarding the Church's teaching about the indissolubility of marriage'.

Pope Benedict XVI

We used to build civilizations. Now we build shopping malls.

William Cullen Bryant

No people ever did or ever can attain a worthy civilization by the satisfaction merely of material needs . . .

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.

George Bancroft

France is the most civilized country in the world and doesnt care who knows it.

John Gunther

It is lack of confidence, more than anything else, that kills a civilisation. We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.

Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark of Saltwood

Today we must secure not a clash between civilizations, but a reconciliation and bringing together of the values of Islam and Christianity.

Bishop Sebouh Chouldjian

Don't demand respect as a parent. Demand civility and insist on honesty. But respect is something you must earn -- with kids as well as with adults.

William Attwood

In religious matters a traveller loses nothing by civility.

James Branch Cabell

When it comes to the desire for liberty and justice, there is no clash of civilizations. People everywhere are capable of freedom, and worthy of freedom.

George Walker Bush

Any government that chooses to be an ally of terror has also chosen to be an enemy of civilization.

George Walker Bush

The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.

Havelock Ellis

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.

Arnold J. Toynbee

I know that it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders right now, but as Americans begin to realize that we are devolving into a police state, with the loss of civil liberties that entails, they will see your actions for what they are: heroic.

John Kiriakou
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