Civilization Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Alan Rudolph” float=”none” width=”100%”]You know, our sense of individuality is just the number one target of civilization.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aldous Huxley” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Alfred North Whitehead” float=”none” width=”100%”]A general definition of civilization: a civilized society is exhibiting the fine qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art, peace.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Alfred North Whitehead” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Alfred North Whitehead” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Apsley Cherry-Garrard” float=”none” width=”100%”]The luxuries of civilization satisfy only those wants which they themselves create.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Arnold J. Toynbee” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Austin O’Malley” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is the world with its leg asleep.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Austin O’Malley” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization sails prettily like a child’s rubber balloon until it hits a sharp object; then it is likely to collapse like the balloon.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ayn Rand” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ayn Rand” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dean Koontz” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization rests on the fact that most people do the right thing most of the time.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Emil Cioran” float=”none” width=”100%”]A civilization begins to decline the moment Life becomes its sole obsession.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frank Herbert” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every civilization depends on the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness, they cannot work and their civilization collapses[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George William Curtis” float=”none” width=”100%”]The test of civilization is the estimate of women.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Herbert Spencer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Herbert” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Howie Winter” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is the process in which one gradually increases the number of people included in the term ‘we’ or ‘us’ and at the same time decreases those labeled ‘you’ or ‘them’ until that category has no one left in it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jacques Ellul” float=”none” width=”100%”]Technical civilization has made a great error in not suppressing death, the only human reality still intact.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Lovelock” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization in its present form hasn’t got long.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jane Addams” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Boyd Orr” float=”none” width=”100%”]Our civilization has evolved through the continuous adjustment of society to the stimulus of new knowledge.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Buchan” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John L. Phillips” float=”none” width=”100%”]A civilization that only looks inward will stagnate. We have to keep looking outward; we have to keep finding new avenues for human endeavor and human expression.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jose Ortega Y Gasset” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is nothing more than the effort to reduce the use of force to the last resort.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph Wood Krutch” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilizations die from philosophical calm, irony, and a sense of fair play quite as surely as they die of debauchery.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ludwig Von Mises” float=”none” width=”100%”]Human civilization is not something achieved against nature; it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mark Twain” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Maude Meagher” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization has developed executive powers far beyond its understanding.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Octavia Butler” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is the way one’s own people live. Savagery is the way foreigners live.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Oliver Wendell Holmes” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Otto von Bismarck” float=”none” width=”100%”]No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ralph Chaplin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization, to be worthy of the name, must afford other methods of settling human differences than those of blood letting.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Maynard Hutchins” float=”none” width=”100%”]A civilization in which there is not a continuous controversy about important issues is on the way to totalitarianism and death.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Samuel Marsden” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is not necessary before Christianity; do both together if you will, but you will find civilization follow Christianity more easily than Christianity follow civilization.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Samuel P. Huntington” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every civilization sees itself as the center of the world and writes its history as the central drama of human history.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sigmund Freud” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sigmund Freud” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization runs a greater risk if we maintain our present attitude to religion than if we give it up.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tahar Ben Jelloun” float=”none” width=”100%”]A modern civilization is only possible when it is accepted that singular beings exist and express themselves freely.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thor Heyerdahl” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication – particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Timothy Leary” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ursula K. Le Guin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Primitiveness and civilization are degrees of the same thing. If civilization has an opposite, it is war.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”W.G. Sebald” float=”none” width=”100%”]Human civilization has been no more than a strange luminescence growing more intense by the hour, of which no one can say when it will begin to wane and when it will fade away.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Will Durant” float=”none” width=”100%”]A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Will Durant” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Will Durant” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Will Durant” float=”none” width=”100%”]Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Will Rogers” float=”none” width=”100%”]We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.[/wpsm_quote]