Civilization Quotes

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Oscar Wilde

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.

Martin Luther King Jr

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.

Bertrand Russell

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.

Sigmund Freud

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Civilization is the making of civil persons.

John Ruskin

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.

Arnold Toynbee

The path of civilization is paved with tin cans.

Elbert Hubbard

The test of civilization is its estimate of women.

George William Curtis

To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay.

George Orwell

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.

Thor Heyerdahl

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

William Feather

Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.

Oliver Wendall Holmes

The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place.

Havelock Ellis

Civilization is not a burden. It is an opportunity.

Alexander Meiklejohn

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.

Jane Addams

Civilization is the order and freedom promoting cultural activity.

Will Durant

A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.

Victor Hugo

Civilizations die from philosophical calm, irony, and the sense of fair play quite as surely as they die of debauchery.

Joseph Wood Krutch

Civilization is nothing more than the effort to reduce the use of force to the last resort.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

Property is the pivot of civilization

Leon Samson

Civilization is hideously fragile and there's not much between us and the horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish.

Carrie P. Snow

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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