Quotes by civilization

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  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    Every civilization when it loses its inner vision and its cleaner energy, falls into a new sort of sordidness, more vast and more stupendous than the old savage sort. An Augean stable of metallic filth.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    For all I know we may be visited by a different extraterrestrial civilization every second Tuesday, but there's no support for this appealing idea. The extraordinary claims are not supported by extraordinary evidence.
    Source: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1990) 7 min 25 sec
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.
  • Werner Herzog
    Werner Herzog
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    For such an advanced civilization as ours to be without images that are adequate to it is as serious a defect as being without memory.
  • Arthur Henderson
    Arthur Henderson
    British Labour politician
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    Four years of world war, at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine, led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
  • Max Lerner
    Max Lerner
    American Author, Columnist 1902-
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    Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen-agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall.
  • Arthur Henderson
    Arthur Henderson
    British Labour politician
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    He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    I am sure no other civilization, not even the Romans, has showed such a vast proportion of ignominious and degraded nudity, and ugly, squalid dirty sex. Because no other civilization has driven sex into the underworld, and nudity to the W.C.
  • Frantz Fanon
    Frantz Fanon
    French West Indian psychiatrist and political philosopher 1925-1961
    Frantz Fanon
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    I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
  • Arthur Henderson
    Arthur Henderson
    British Labour politician
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    I do not believe that the values which the Western democracies consider essential to civilization can survive in a world rent by the international anarchy of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.
  • Captain J. G. Stedman
    Captain J. G. Stedman
    British soldiar, writer, artist 1744-1797
    Captain J. G. Stedman
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    I ever will profess myself the greatest friend to those whose actions best correspond with their doctrine; which, I am sorry to say, is too seldom the case amongst those nations who pretend most to civilization.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    I hate civilization. It poisoned me; I was defiled. And then," he added in a lower tone, "I ate my own wickedness.
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