We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.
You can't say civilization isn't advancing: in every war, they kill you in a new way.
A civilized society is one that exhibits the five qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art and peace.
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.
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.
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
Civilization is the making of civil persons.
Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
The path of civilization is paved with tin cans.
The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay.
Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.
The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place.
Civilization is not a burden. It is an opportunity.
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