Quotes by barbarism

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
  • Georges Clemenceau
    Georges Clemenceau
    French politician, physician, and journalist 1841-1929
    Georges Clemenceau
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    America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
  • Thomas B. Aldrich
    Thomas B. Aldrich
    American writer, editor 1836-1907
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    Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    Communism means barbarism.
  • Ryszard Kapuscinski
    Ryszard Kapuscinski
    Pools journalist 1932-
    Ryszard Kapuscinski
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    First you destroy those who create values. Then you destroy those who know what the values are, and who also know that those destroyed before were in fact the creators of values. But real barbarism begins when no one can any longer judge or know that what he does is barbaric.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
  • Thomas Sowell
    Thomas Sowell
    American economist, social theorist and political philosopher 1930-
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    If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
    Adam Smith
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    Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.
  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol
    American political analyst 1952-
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    Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.
  • Clark Kenneth
    Clark Kenneth
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    People sometimes tell me that they prefer barbarism to civilization. I doubt if they have given it a long enough trial. Like the people of Alexandria, they are bored by civilization; but all the evidence suggests that the boredom of barbarism is infinitely greater.
  • Alva Myrdal
    Alva Myrdal
    Swedish sociologist, diplomat and politician 1902-1986
    Alva Myrdal
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    The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism. Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized, but also being brutalized.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and luxury is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure.
  • David Hare
    David Hare
    British Playwright, Director 1947-
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    The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
  • Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart
    American aviation pioneer and author 1897-1939
    Amelia Earhart
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    There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.
  • Carlos Fuentes
    Carlos Fuentes
    Mexican novelist and essayist 1928-2012
    Carlos Fuentes
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    There must be something beyond slaughter and barbarism to support the existence of mankind and we must all help search for it.
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