Quotes by civilization

Quotes 106 till 120 of 210.

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
  • Ignazio Silone
    Ignazio Silone
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    On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture, a civilization, a new way of living together among men.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    One measure of a civilization, either of an age or of a single individual, is what that age or person really wishes to do. A man's hope measures his civilization. The attainability of the hope measures, or may measure, the civilization of his nation and time.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
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    One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds - a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents. In 1953, excess is always a comfort, and sometimes a career.
  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol
    American political analyst 1952-
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    Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.
  • Clark Kenneth
    Clark Kenneth
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    People sometimes tell me that they prefer barbarism to civilization. I doubt if they have given it a long enough trial. Like the people of Alexandria, they are bored by civilization; but all the evidence suggests that the boredom of barbarism is infinitely greater.
  • Agnes Repplier
    Agnes Repplier
    American writer and social criticus 1858-1950
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    People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
  • Ben Okri
    Ben Okri
    Nigerian poet and novelist 1959-
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    Reading is an act of civilization; it's one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
    Canadian architect and urban 1924-2009
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    Roman civilization had achieved, within the bounds of its technology, relatively as great a mastery of time and space as we have achieved today.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    Slavery is the first step towards civilization. In order to develop it is necessary that things should be much better for some and much worse for others, then those who are better off can develop at the expense of others.
  • William Morris
    William Morris
    British artist, writer 1834-1896
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    So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    German Author, Critic 1875-1955
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    Speech is civilization itself. The word... preserves contact - it is silence which isolates.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.
  • Alva Myrdal
    Alva Myrdal
    Swedish sociologist, diplomat and politician 1902-1986
    Alva Myrdal
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    The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism. Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized, but also being brutalized.
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