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Civilization Quotes

Civilization is a product of desire and luxury. In its real context, civilization may not be a huge achievement considering mankind's innate greed for more power, money and luxury but, the fact that we have evolved from raw meat eaters to propagators of cutlery usage is quite a development in itself. We don't have to hunt for food anymore and that, dear friend, is civilization in its natural form. Read these quotes about civilization to have a better understanding of civilization and its foundations.

David Graeber

It's a difficult business, creating a new, alternative civilization.

Patrick Stewart

It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else... begin to march us steadily backward.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.

Thomas Mann

Everything is politics.

Camille Paglia

If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.

Ben Shapiro

It is possible to take the story of Noah figuratively, although virtually every Near East ancient civilization has its own version of the flood story (including the amoral epic of Gilgamesh).

Thomas Paine

Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.

Erma Bombeck

When humor goes, there goes civilization.

Nikola Tesla

In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization.

Osama bin Laden

To go out and murder innocent civilians.

Thomas More

One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.

Sigmund Freud

A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.

Sigmund Freud

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

Nikki Giovanni

The poet Melvin B. Tolson once said, 'A civilization is judged only in its decline.' That made sense to me. I would imagine the same is true for poets and tennis players.

Oscar Wilde

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Ayn Rand

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.

Karl Marx

The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.

Mao Zedong

Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.

Simone Weil

The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.

Henry James

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.

Victor Hugo

Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.

Elon Musk

In order for us to have a future that's exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we're a space-bearing civilization.

Sigmund Freud

The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.

Calvin Coolidge

Civilization and profit go hand in hand.

Sigmund Freud

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

Joe Biden

I've been waiting over 40 years to come to Cyprus, and it has not disappointed - the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Crossroads of Civilization, and, I might add, a genuine strategic partner to the United States of America.

Helen Keller

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

Julian Assange

By bringing out into the public domain how human institutions actually behave, we can understand frankly, to a degree, for the first time the civilization that we actually have.

Simone Weil

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.

While the West tries to turn its civilization into cultural variety hour, Islam tries to turn Muslim lands into a cultural monolith. The same West that justifies the rap culture thinks that every Muslim terrorist bombing is an expression of economic angst or social alienation.

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Mark Twain

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Emmanuel Macron

Our language, history, and civilization shine out across every continent.

Ronald Reagan

Poland is not East or West. Poland is at the center of European civilization. It has contributed mightily to that civilization. It is doing so today by being magnificently unreconciled to oppression.