Civilization Quotes

There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character

Henry Louis Mencken

What man calls civilization always results in deserts.

DON MARQUIS

Many of the great achievements in history that are commonly attributed to one geo-cultural domain often owe a great debt to those of others. In this sense, some of the greatest achievements of human civilisation have been collective efforts and are part of the same human story.

Nayef Al-Rodhan

What makes our existence meaningful is highly subjective and ultimately determined by sustainable neurochemical gratification.

Nayef Al-Rodhan

The history of human civilisation is a history of mutual borrowings.

Nayef Al-Rodhan

There is only one collective human civilisation comprised of geo-cultural domains and cultures.

Nayef Al-Rodhan

Human beings are “emotional amoral egoists”, driven above all by emotional self-interest. All of our thoughts, beliefs and motivations are neurochemically mediated, some predetermined for survival, others alterable.

Nayef Al-Rodhan

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

Rabindranath Tagore

Art is the signature of civilizations.

Beverly Sills

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

Arnold Toynbee

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

Will Rogers

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

William Cullen Bryant

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Mark Twain

Civilization is just a slow process of learning to be kind.

Charles L. Lucas

Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization.

Woody Hayes

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

Albert Einstein

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.

Will Durant

A civilized society is one that exhibits the five qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art and peace.

Alfred North Whitehead

A set of global values in keeping with human nature and dignity need to be identified and developed

Nayef Al-Rodhan

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

Woody Allen

The writer, the actor, the musician, the filmmaker - they have become radiant jewels in the crown of modern civilization.

Arundhati Roy

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of mans cruelty and baseness.

Bryant McGill

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

Thomas Carlyle

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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