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Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels,
levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is not possible for civilization to
flow backwards while there is youth in the world.
Youth may be headstrong,
but it will advance its allotted length.
- Helen Keller

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

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Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved,
nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

Civilization advances by extending the number of important
operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Civilization is a movement and not a condition,
a voyage and not a harbor.
- Arnold J. Toynbee


 

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
- Erma Bombeck

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world your
governments have made before.
- John Perry Barlow

You can't say civilization don't advance...
in every war they kill you in a new way.
- Will Rogers

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
- Timothy Leary

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial
elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

The family is the nucleus of civilization.
- Will Durant

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman
in the working out of our civilization were assigned
long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
- Grover Cleveland

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages
to its present state of civilization.
Imagination led Columbus to discover America.
Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
- Lincoln Steffens

In this respect, the history of science,
like the history of all civilization,
has gone through cycles.
- Abdus Salam

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are
very much in the way of civilization.
- Agnes Repplier

It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization
is built upon a renunciation of instinct.
- Sigmund Freud

If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting
in a cave eating raw meat,
because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
- Orson Welles

In our civilization, men are afraid that they will
not be men enough and women are afraid that they might
be considered only women.
- Theodor Reik

Women know what men have long forgotten.
The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.
- Clare Boothe Luce

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which
makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin,
and pretend to be somebody else.
- Solomon Schechter

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.
- Aldous Huxley

Roman civilization had achieved, within the bounds of its technology,
relatively as great a mastery of time and space as we have achieved today.
- Arthur Erickson

Not a single piece of material culture -
not a single object -
has been found at Giza that can be interpreted to come
from a lost civilization.
- Zahi Hawass

Civilization rests on the fact that most people do
the right thing most of the time.
- Dean Koontz

No matter what we call it, poison is still poison,
death is still death, and industrial civilization is
still causing the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet.
- Derrick Jensen

Civilization and profit go hand in hand.
- Calvin Coolidge

Government has never increased the standard of living
of one single human being in civilization's history.
For some reason that simple truth has evaded everybody.
- Steve Wynn

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of
equal respect for all men.
- Jane Addams

In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end
of one of civilization's hardest winters.
- John Fowles

I believe that what we are fighting here is not just
a small group of people who have hijacked a religion,
but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.
- Tom Tancredo

The market is not an invention of capitalism.
It has existed for centuries.
It is an invention of civilization.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat
some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization
without destabilizing the whole planet.
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika

This is the reality of nuclear weapons:
they may trigger a world war;
a war which,
unlike previous ones, destroys all of civilization.
- Joseph Rotblat

I have increasingly, over the years,
felt that religion today does our civilization more harm than good.
- Mary Douglas

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.
- John L. Phillips

Our civilization has evolved through the continuous
adjustment of society to the stimulus of new knowledge.
- John Boyd Orr

Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

It is only through books that we partake of the great
harvest that is human civilization across the ages.
- Ibrahim Babangida

And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius,
rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.
- Chauncey Wright

George Bush doesn't represent any civilization!
- George Galloway

The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization.
It was greatest before there was any civilization.
- Sigmund Freud

Well, we can't afford blindness anymore.
There are tens of thousands of thugs who loathe liberty and love death,
and want to annihilate Western civilization.
- Tony Snow

Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization,
whence light and heat radiated out into the dark.
- Theodore Parker

It's the Law of God that gave the stability to Christian civilization.
- Randall Terry

Western civilization, unfortunately,
does not link knowledge and morality but rather,
it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
- Vine Deloria, Jr.

The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
- David Hare

Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.
- Will Durant

For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Right now, there's the illusion of order and civilization,
but there's a tremendous amount of economic tension
in this country and the educational system is constantly eroding.
- Kathryn Bigelow

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.
- Will Durant

We believe that civilization has been created under
the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost
of satisfaction of the instincts.
- Sigmund Freud

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is
the degree in which the intelligence of the common
mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
- George Bancroft

In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization,
the dominating emotion of man was fear.
- Paul Harris

A lot of people thought of me as a threat to Western civilization.
- John Milius

Civilization is what makes you sick.
- Paul Gauguin

It is just because civilization is ever evolving,
changing, and becoming more complicated,
that experts find it so difficult to define it in explicit terms.
- Arthur Keith

Civilization in its present form hasn't got long.
- James Lovelock

A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed.
- Emile M. Cioran

All over the world the wildlife that I write about is in grave danger.
It is being exterminated by what we call the progress of civilization.
- Gerald Durrell

We will never have true civilization until we have
learned to recognize the rights of others.
- Will Rogers

Lack of culture means what it has always meant:
ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

This freedom of political discussion on the highest
level is something which Western civilization has in
common with that of classical antiquity,
but with no other.
- Christopher Dawson

Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization.
- Woody Hayes

We think we've got it taken care of now.
Multiplayer is something that's hard to do in a turn-based game,
especially a turn-based game that lasts a long time,
like Civilization.
- Sid Meier

Sex appeal is the keynote of our civilization.
- Henri Bergson


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