Quotes by civilization
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American historian and theorist 1910-1977
...Western Civilization began to expand in 976....The economic expansion was achieved chiefly by specialization and exchange... commercialization.Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
American poet 1885-1972
A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
Russian-born American researcher and writer 1898-1981
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.
English Methodist preacher 1829-1912
A man's labor is not only his capital but his life. When it passes it returns never more. To utilize it, to prevent its wasteful squandering, to enable the poor man to bank it up for use hereafter, this surely is one of the most urgent tasks before civilization.
English economist 1826-1877
A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
Accommodation to change, the thoughtful pursuit of alternative futures are keys to the survival of civilization and perhaps of the human species.
British psychologist 1859-1939
All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
American art criticus, writer 1906-1978
America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.
Ants can live together in solidarity and forget themselves in the community. In a normative capitalist society, everyone is an egoist. In the ants' civilization, you are part of the group; you don't live for yourself alone.
Thomas B. Macaulay
American essayist and historian 1800-1859
As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
American politician and environmentalist 1948-
As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change.
Frank Moore Colby
American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
Averageness is a quality we must put up with. Men march toward civilization in column formation, and by the time the van has learned to admire the masters the rear is drawing reluctantly away from the totem pole.
Barbara W. Tuchman
American historian 1912-1989
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.Source: The book: a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors League of America, presented at the Library of Con
By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
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