Quotes by civilization

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Civilization depends on morality.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
  • William Jennings Bryan
    William Jennings Bryan
    American orator and politician 1860-1925
    William Jennings Bryan
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    Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
  • Georges Bernanos
    Georges Bernanos
    French writer 1888-1948
    Georges Bernanos
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    Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
    Cyril Connolly
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    Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.
  • Henry Allen
    Henry Allen
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    It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
    E. M. Cioran
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    A decadent civilization compromises with its disease, cherishes the virus infecting it, loses its self-respect.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
  • 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.
  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
    Arnold Toynbee
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    Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
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    Civilization is the making of civil persons.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships... the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world, at peace.
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