Quotes by civilization

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  • Bill Mauldin
    Bill Mauldin
    American cartoonist 1921-2003
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    Certainly none of the advances made in civilization has been due to counterrevolutionaries and advocates of the status quo.
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  • Mary Baker Eddy
    Mary Baker Eddy
    American founder of the Christian Science Church 1821-1910
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    Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
    Calvin Coolidge
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    Civilization and profits go hand in hand.
  • Will Durant
    Will Durant
    American writer, historian, and philosopher 1885-1981
    Will Durant
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    Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.
  • John Buchan
    John Buchan
    Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist 1875-1940
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    Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Civilization is a disease produced by the practice of building societies with rotten material.
  • Jane Addams
    Jane Addams
    American activist, reformer, social worker, and author 1860-1935
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    Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
    Sigmund Freud
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    Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind. Why this has to happen, we do not know; the work of Eros is precisely this.
  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    British Philosopher 1820-1903
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    Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
  • C. P. Snow
    C. P. Snow
    English novelist 1905-1980
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    Civilization is hideously fragile... there's not much between us and the Horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish.
    Source: The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution (1959)
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Civilization is not by any means an easy thing to attain to. There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
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    Civilization is nothing more than the effort to reduce the use of force to the last resort.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Civilization is sterilization.
  • 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.
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