Quotes: civilizations

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  • Lewis Mumford
    Lewis Mumford
    American social philosopher 1895-1990
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    By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
  • Carroll Quigley
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    ...empires and civilizations do not collapse because of deficiencies on the military or the political levels.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • A dialogue among civilizations can be seen as a dialogue between the individual and the universal.
  • Beverly Sills
    Beverly Sills
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    Art is the signature of civilizations.
  • But it is a law of life and development in history where two national civilizations meet they fight for ascendancy.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.
  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
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    Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
  • If the lives of men can be measured in terms of years, ideologies in decades, and nations in centuries, then the unit measuring civilizations, born of the interaction among peoples, would be the millennium.
  • Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel P. Huntington
    American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
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    In the emerging era, clashes of civilization are the greatest threat to world peace, and an international order based on civilizations is the surest safeguard against world war.
    Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996) p.321
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    In the long run, the aggressive civilizations destroy themselves, almost always. It's their nature. They can't help it.
    Source: Contact (1985) Ch. 20 (p. 359)
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    In the vastness of the Cosmos there must be other civilizations far older and more advanced than ours.
    Source: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1990) 0 min 45 sec
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations - past and present - are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia.
  • Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.
  • William Feather
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman 1888-18
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    One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
  • Carlisle Floyd
    Carlisle Floyd
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    Our most intimate contact with civilizations long since dust has been through the art which has survived them.
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