Civilization Quotes

We veneer civilization by doing unkind things in a kind way

George Bernard Shaw

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent

Bertrand Russell

All our lauded technological progress -- our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

Thomas Jefferson

As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure

John Dewey

The slum is the measure of civilization

Jacob Riis

A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.

Ariel Durant

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

Will Durant

Civilization has gotten further and further from the so-called 'natural' man, who uses all his faculties: perception, invention, improvisation.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Education is the transmission of civilization.

Will Durant

Every marvel of our age arose out of the critical give and take of an open society. No other civilization ever managed to incorporate this crucial innovation, weaving it into daily life. And if you disagree with this ... say so!

William M. Kucmierowski

This is a lovely world, he sighed. And yet it has suffered horror. Sometimes, so-called civilization seems bent on destroying those very things which it is sworn to protect.

William M. Kucmierowski

The only perfection which modern civilisation achieves is mechanical; machines are magnificent and immaculate but the life which serves them or is served by them isn't magnificent or shiny or more perfect or more comely.

Karel Čapek

Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you dont help us, who else in the world can help us do this?

Albert Camus

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