Civilization Quotes

Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.

George Orwell

The flowering of civilization is the finished man, the man of sense, of grace, of accomplishment, of social power--the gentleman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Edmund Burke

The relationship between our civilization and the earth has been radically transformed.

Al Gore

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war.

Reinhold Niebuhr

He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.

Arthur Henderson

Engineers … are not mere technicians and should not approve or lend their name to any project that does not promise to be beneficent to man and the advancement of civilization

John Fowler

Engineers ... are not mere technicians and should not approve or lend their name to any project that does not promise to be beneficent to man and the advancement of civilization.

John Fowler

You can't say civilization isn't advancing: in every war, they kill you in a new way.

Will Rogers

Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.

Thomas B. Aldrich

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.

Arnold Toynbee

The tendency in modern civilization is to make the world uniform... Let the mind be universal. The individual should not be sacrifice

Rabindranath Tagore

Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.

Jacques Ellul

It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it

Ronald Knox

Civilization has been a permanent dialogue between human beings and water.

Paolo Lugari
Social Media
Our Partners