Civil Disobediance Quotes

The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization.

Franz Boas

The result [Republicans winning the Senate] would be devastating for reproductive choice, the environment, civil liberties, Social Security and health care, as well as corporate accountability.

Barbra Streisand

A great power has to have the discipline not only to go when necessary but to know when not to go. Getting involved in ethnic, religious civil wars is a recipe for disaster.

John Kasich

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.

Arnold J. Toynbee

Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Each of us is a part of a great family - the human family, sons and daughters of God, and therefore brothers and sisters. We must work harder to build mutual respect, an attitude of tolerance with forbearance one for anoter regardless of the doctrines and philosophies we may espouse individually. Concerning these, you and I may disagree, but we can do so with respect and civility.

Gordon B. Hinckley

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

Henry Cabot Lodge

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

Henry Cabot Lodge

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.

Oscar Wilde

In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes.

Thorstein Veblen

The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is a far more civilized being than the blockhead who loudly expresses his disbelief in a story which is told simply for the amusement of the company.

Oscar Wilde

Without adventure civilization is in full decay

Alfred North Whitehead

A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces.

Jose Bergamin

Wine has been a part of civilized life for some seven thousand years. It is the only beverage that feeds the body, soul and spirit of man and at the same time stimulates the mind.

Robert Mondavi

We will never be an advanced civilization as long as rain showers can delay the launching of a space rocket.

George Carlin

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.

Edmund Burke

The civilized man has a moral obligation to be skeptical... Any man who for one moment abandons or suspends the questioning spirit has for that moment betrayed humanity.

Bergen Evans

Government of the self was the original basis for republican government, reflecting the view that civil society was much more than politics. Society was made up of men and women who gave order to their lives by entering into associations on a voluntary basis, quite apart from government, for all the various reasons of fellowship, philanthrophy, faith and commerce.

Hans L. Eicholz

Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teenagers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall.

Max Lerner

All over the world the wildlife that I write about is in grave danger. It is being exterminated by what we call the progress of civilization.

Gerald Durrell

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Mark Twain

We do not regard it as acceptable that those of us who regard it as our duty to challenge any legislation which may have the effect of detracting from the civil rights and individual liberties if any citizen if the UK should be traduced in this way.

Sir Menzies Campbell

That a majority of women do not wish for any important change in their social and civil condition, merely proves that they are the unreflecting slaves of custom.

Lydia Maria Child

Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.

Henry David Thoreau

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