Quotes by civilization

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  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
  • Timothy Leary
    Timothy Leary
    American psychologist and writer 1920-1996
    Timothy Leary
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    Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
  • Arthur Keith
    Arthur Keith
    Scottish anatomist and anthropologist 1866-1952
    Arthur Keith
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    Civilization never stands still; if in one country it is falling back, in another it is changing, evolving, becoming more complicated, bringing fresh experience to body and mind, breeding new desires, and exploiting Nature's cupboard for their satisfaction.
  • Vance Havner
    Vance Havner
    American writer 1901-1986
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    Civilization today reminds me of an ape with a blowtorch playing in a room full of dynamite. It looks like the monkeys are about to operate the zoo, and the inmates are taking over the asylum.
  • Arthur Keith
    Arthur Keith
    Scottish anatomist and anthropologist 1866-1952
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    Civilization, we shall find, like Universalism and Christianity, is anti evolutionary in its effects; it works against the laws and conditions which regulated the earlier stages of man's ascent.
  • Mao Tse-Tung
    Mao Tse-Tung
    Chinese politician 1893-1976
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    Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
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    Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence. Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.
  • Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Swiss artist 1879-1940
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    Democracy with its semi-civilization sincerely cherishes junk. The artist's power should be spiritual. But the power of the majority is material. When these worlds meet occasionally, it is pure coincidence.
  • George Macaulay Trevelyan
    George Macaulay Trevelyan
    British historian and academic 1876-1962
    George Macaulay Trevelyan
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    Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
  • Will Durant
    Will Durant
    American writer, historian, and philosopher 1885-1981
    Will Durant
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    Education is the transmission of civilization.
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
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    Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.
  • Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel P. Huntington
    American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
    Samuel P. Huntington
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    Every civilization sees itself as the center of the world and writes its history as the central drama of human history.
    Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996)
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