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Quotes of civilization

  1. Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta. – Brian Aldiss
  2. Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization – Ambrose Bierce
  3. But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors. – James H. Breasted
  4. I've been thinking about the distorted view of science that prevails in our culture. I've been wondering about this, because our civilization is completely dependent on science and high technology, yet most of us are alienated from science. – Ann Druyan
  5. Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity. – Jacques Ellul
  6. From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization – Friedrich Engels
  7. Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization – Edmond de Goncourt
  8. From first to last the civilization of America has been bound up with its physical environment. – Ellsworth Huntington
  9. Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness. – Bryant H. McGill
  10. Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any race or nation known to history, but the torch to be handed down from race to race from age to age. – Kelly Millar
  11. 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. – Ayn Rand
  12. Has it struck you that the music which is regarded as the most sublime in western civilization which is the music of Bach, is called baroque? – Pierre Schaeffer
  13. 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. – Ignazio Silone
  14. Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. – Thomas Sowell
  15. I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding. – Steven Wright

Usage examples for civilization

  1. But is Italy to be the standard of our American civilization – White Slaves by Louis A Banks
  2. It is always a great deal worse than the people themselves- a hundred years behind them in civilization a thousand years behind them in morality. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  3. It is the work of some one who has a particular object in keeping us from getting back to civilization – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde
  4. " It would wreck the whole structure of civilization if we told," said he. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  5. This state of affairs is illustrated on a large scale by the Chinese life and civilization – Rural Life and the Rural School by Joseph Kennedy
  6. Instead of which, a number of men go forth in a ship and carry civilization as far away from that spot as the winds will bear them. – The Congo and Coasts of Africa by Richard Harding Davis
  7. They have to live in a fourth- rate civilization – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  8. What this human progress means is clearly interpreted by the history of five thousand years of civilization – Psychology and Social Sanity by Hugo Münsterberg
  9. Civilization could not have brought forth a man like Wetzel. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  10. It seemed to close entirely behind Lee Bentley the vast door which separated the apes from civilization – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  11. The Moors themselves behaved with great dignity; and it was impossible not to reflect that these shewed a far higher degree of dignity and civilization than did my own countrymen. – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  12. It is prosperity; it is not civilization – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  13. " If I don't get back to- morrow night it will be because I am trying to break through to civilization – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  14. That journey back to civilization was doubly pleasant, for Mr. Parker cherished no such feelings as Gray had feared, and, moreover, he responded quickly to the younger man's efforts to engage his liking. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  15. We began to think more and more of getting in touch with civilization – The Cruise of the Kawa by Walter E. Traprock [Pseudonym of George S. Chappell]
  16. Otherwise civilization would cease. – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  17. Oh, I suppose we could keep alive, laughed Mr. Hazen, but I am afraid our present order of civilization would have to be changed a good deal. – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett
  18. And the better the world the farther ahead will be its civilization – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  19. They would merely destroy each other and our entire Civilization – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. In the American scheme of civilization the Indian had no part. – Stories of the Badger State by Reuben Gold Thwaites

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