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Civilization quotes by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
#1. Unorganized morality is called sociability. Organized morality is called civilization. Unorganized immorality is called barbarity. Organized immorality is called statism. #Quote by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
Civilization quotes by M.A. George
#2. The cleanest civilization I've ever seen ... and the number one thing you pack for a wedding is a jar of dirt? #Quote by M.A. George
Civilization quotes by Robert E. Howard
#3. Barbarianism is the natural state of mankind. Civilization is unnatural. It is the whim of circumstance. And barbarianism must ultimately triumph #Quote by Robert E. Howard
Civilization quotes by Willis R. Whitney
#4. In the advance of civilization, it is new knowledge which paves the way, and the pavement is eternal. #Quote by Willis R. Whitney
Civilization quotes by Emile Zola
#5. Since the same human mire remains beneath, does not all civilization reduce itself to the superiority of smelling nice and living well? #Quote by Emile Zola
Civilization quotes by Milton Friedman
#6. The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way. #Quote by Milton Friedman
Civilization quotes by Joseph W. Slade
#7. Whether V. be the eternal feminine of Goethe or the great Goddess of Graves, symptom or cause of the chaos of the twentieth century, blighter or ghastly redeemer of the waste land, Western Civilization, as Pynchon sees it, is caught in a dying fall. Randomly dispersed natural energies, creeping inanimateness, rampant colonialism and racism, expiring romanticism, perverted sexuality, degenerate politics, and holocaustic wars have turned the Western world into a waste land. #Quote by Joseph W. Slade
Civilization quotes by John Boyd Orr
#8. If the views I have expressed be right, we can think of our civilization evolving with the growth of knowledge from small wandering tribes to large settled law. #Quote by John Boyd Orr
Civilization quotes by Josiah Strong
#9. The city has become a serious menace to our civilization ... It has a peculiar attraction for the immigrant. #Quote by Josiah Strong
Civilization quotes by Bette Lord
#10. In yielding we are like the water, by nature placid, conforming to the hollow of the smallest hand; in time, shaping even the mountains to its will. Thus we keep duty and honor. We cherish clan and civilization. We are Chinese. #Quote by Bette Lord
Civilization quotes by Pranab Mukherjee
#11. India is a land of plenty inhibited by poverty; India has an enthralling, uplifting civilization that sparkles not only in our magnificent art, but also in the enormous creativity and humanity of our daily life in city and village. #Quote by Pranab Mukherjee
Civilization quotes by Billy Graham
#12. We are the most informed people in the history of civilization - and yet the most confused. Though our heads are crammed with knowledge, our hearts are empty. #Quote by Billy Graham
Civilization quotes by Will Durant
#13. Every civilization is a fruit from the sturdy tree of barbarism, and falls at the greatest distance from its trunk. #Quote by Will Durant
Civilization quotes by Ellen Glasgow
#14. The attraction of horror is a mental, or even an intellectual, excitement, but the fascination of the repulsive, so noticeable incontemporary writing, can spring openly from some rotted substance within our civilization ... #Quote by Ellen Glasgow
Civilization quotes by Christian D. Larson
#15. To keep any great nation up to a high standard of civilization there must be enough superior characters to hold the balance of power, but the very moment the balance of power gets into the hands of second-rate men and women, a decline of that nation is inevitable. #Quote by Christian D. Larson
Civilization quotes by Tracy Lee Simmons
#16. History and literature rebuke our self-sufficiency; that's one reason why we ought to study them. It's not so much that people of olden times were the finest exemplars of higher humanity, for they too fell short of their ideals, as must all who aspire to higher things--that's what ideals are for. It's that we have abandoned those ideals once animating our civilization, refusing to learn them anew with each generation. We have assumed their transfer to be automatic. We have not indeed jettisoned the hope and drive that keep us working for a better world (that's the good news), but we have forgotten to cultivate ourselves as individuals. #Quote by Tracy Lee Simmons
Civilization quotes by Samuel P. Huntington
#17. The West is and will remain for years to come the most powerful civilization. Yet its power relative to that of other civilizations is declining. As the West attempts to assert its values and to protect its interests, non-Western societies confront a choice. Some attempt to emulate the West and to join or to "bandwagon" with the West. Other Confucian and Islamic societies attempt to expand their own economic and military power to resist and to "balance" against the West. A central axis of post--Cold War world politics is thus the interaction of Western power and culture with the power and culture of non-Western civilizations.

In sum, the post--Cold War world is a world of seven or eight major civilizations. Cultural commonalities and differences shape the interests, antagonisms, and associations of states. The most important countries in the world come overwhelmingly from different civilizations. The local conflicts most likely to escalate into broader wars are those between groups and states from different civilizations. The predominant patterns of political and economic development differ from civilization to civilization. The key issues on the international agenda involve differences among civilizations. Power is shifting from the long predominant West to non-Western civilizations. Global politics has become multipolar and multicivilizational. #Quote by Samuel P. Huntington
Civilization quotes by C.S. Lewis
#18. War creates no absolutely new situation: it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it. Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Civilization quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#19. In order to do evil, must first believe that what they are doing is good, otherwise they can't do it. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Civilization quotes by Lewis Mumford
#20. 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. #Quote by Lewis Mumford
Civilization quotes by Julius Nyerere
#21. Having come into contact with a civilization which has over-emphasized the freedom of the individual, we are in fact faced with one of the big problems of Africa in the modern world. Our problem is just this: how to get the benefits of European society - benefits that have been brought about by an organization based upon the individual - and yet retain African's own structure of society in which the individual is a member of a kind of fellowship. #Quote by Julius Nyerere
Civilization quotes by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
#22. To reclaim our dignity and role as guardians of the planet will not be easy. But we can pray for the intercession of His mercy, knowing, according to an ancient promise, that "His mercy is greater than His justice." There is a real reason that the ancients understood that He is a wrathful God, and made penance and sacrifice to placate Him. We may think that our science and civilization can protect us from this primal power, but the symbol of the dragon as the power of the earth is not without meaning. We have little understanding of the archetypal forces that underlie our surface lives, and of how they are all interconnected and can manifest the will of God. We can no longer afford to be ignorant or think that we can abuse the world as long as we want. #Quote by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Civilization quotes by Shirin Ebadi
#23. Human rights is the fruit of various civilizations. #Quote by Shirin Ebadi
Civilization quotes by Ashok K. Banker
#24. Alone we are savages, together we are civilization #Quote by Ashok K. Banker
Civilization quotes by C.S. Lewis
#25. If education is beaten by training, civilization dies. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Civilization quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#26. I have spent much of my studies searching for the right question by which I might fully understand the breach between the world and me. I have not spent my time studying the problem of 'race' - 'race' itself is just a restatement and retrenchment of the problem. You see this from time to time when some dullard - usually believing himself white - proposes that the way forward is a grand orgy of black and white, ending only when we are all beige and thus the same 'race.' But a great number of 'black' people are already beige. And the history of civilization is littered with dead 'races' (Frankish, Italian, German, Irish) later abandoned because they no longer serve their purpose - the organization of people beneath, and beyond, and the umbrella of rights. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Civilization quotes by Alfred De Vigny
#27. What it values most of all is the sum total of events and the advance of civilization, which carries individuals along with it; but, indifferent to details, it cares less to have them real than noble or, rather, grand and complete. #Quote by Alfred De Vigny
Civilization quotes by Douglas Adams
#28. 1) everything that's already in the world when you're born is just normal;
2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;
3) anything that gets invented after you're thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it until it's been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really. #Quote by Douglas Adams
Civilization quotes by Robert E. Howard
#29. In the hill country, civilization steals in last, and the people retain much of the crude but vigorous mode of expression of the colonial days and earlier. #Quote by Robert E. Howard
Civilization quotes by Alex Smith
#30. One mind awake can become stronger than a thousand zombies sleepwalking in a dying civilization. #Quote by Alex Smith
Civilization quotes by Albert Camus
#31. Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds
a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents #Quote by Albert Camus
Civilization quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#32. There is always a city. There is always a civilization. There is always a barbarian with a pickaxe. Sometimes you are the city, sometimes you are the civilization, but to become that city, that civilization, you once took a pickaxe and destroyed what you hated, and what you hated is what you did not understand. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Civilization quotes by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
#33. I've often heard people say, "Your country is beautiful, a virtual paradise." When will the people of Indonesia be as beautiful as their land, with a civilization and culture that contributes to the greater beauty of humankind and no longer smothers and strangles the mind? #Quote by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Civilization quotes by Ayn Rand
#34. The greatest threat to mankind and civilization is the spread of the totalitarian philosophy. Its best ally is not the devotion of its followers but the confusion of its enemies. To fight it, we must understand it. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Civilization quotes by Steven Erikson
#35. A civilization at war chooses only the most obvious enemy, and often also the one perceived, at first, to be the most easily defeatable. But that enemy is not the true enemy, nor is it the gravest threat to that civilization. Thus, a civilization at war often chooses the wrong enemy. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Civilization quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#36. By itself the affirmation of life can only produce a partial and imperfect civilization. Only if it turns inward and becomes ethical can the will to progress attain the ability to distinguish the valuable from the worthless. We must therefore strive for a civilization that is not based on the accretion of science and power alone, but which cares most of all for the spiritual and ethical development of the individual and of humankind. How #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Civilization quotes by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
#37. Civilization is nothing else but the attempt to reduce force to being the last resort. #Quote by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Civilization quotes by Ezra Pound
#38. A man's hope measures his civilization. The attainability of the hope measures, or may measure, the civilization of his nation and time. #Quote by Ezra Pound
Civilization quotes by Bassam Tibi
#39. Muslims stand by their religion entirely. It is a sort of religious absolutism. While Europeans have stopped defending the values of their civilization. They confuse tolerance with relativism. #Quote by Bassam Tibi
Civilization quotes by Frans De Waal
#40. If you wish to expel religion from our European civilization you can only do it through another system of doctrines, and from the outset this would take over all the psychological characteristics of religion, the same sanctity, rigidity, and intolerance, the same prohibition of thought in self-defense. #Quote by Frans De Waal
Civilization quotes by Susan Cooper
#41. If you are concerned for the future of our civilization, there is no more cheering sight than a boy or girl who is lost in a book. It's an image I cling to, in moments of depression: the absorbed child, reading. #Quote by Susan Cooper
Civilization quotes by Rene Girard
#42. If the patriarchal system, when compared to primitive systems, seems to represent a "lesser" degree of structuralization, then Western civilization since the decline of the patriarchal system can be said to have been governed by a principle of decreasing structuralization or destructuralization during the whole of its historical course - a tendency that can almost be seen as an ultimate aim. A dynamic force seems to be drawing first Western society, then the rest of the world, toward a state of relative indifferentiation never before known on earth, a strange kind of nonculture or anticulture we call modern. #Quote by Rene Girard
Civilization quotes by Henry Miller
#43. The cradles of civilization are the putrid sinks of the world. #Quote by Henry Miller
Civilization quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#44. I long for a civilization to develop a level of science literacy, so that we can become better shepherds of our future on this planet. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Civilization quotes by Carroll Quigley
#45. A civilization is complicated, in the first place, because it is dynamic; that is, it is constantly changing in the passage of time, until it has perished. #Quote by Carroll Quigley
Civilization quotes by Frederick Lenz
#46. Atlantis was a highly evolved civilization where the sciences and arts were far more advanced than one might guess. Atlantis was technologically advanced in genetic engineering, computer science, inter-dimensional physics, and artistically developed with electronic music and crystal art forms. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Civilization quotes by Karl Wiggins
#47. I truly believe it's possible for people who are quite nuts to function on this planet and hold down responsible positions in the field of endeavour and work. They'll often be cheerful chappies, capable but quite batty. For the most part they're just cheerful dickheads #Quote by Karl Wiggins
Civilization quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#48. Civilization is a work of peaceful co-operation. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Civilization quotes by Jamake Highwater
#49. Art is a staple of mankind ... So urgent, so utterly linked with the pulse of feeling that it becomes the singular sign of life when every other aspect of civilization fails. #Quote by Jamake Highwater
Civilization quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
#50. Don't blame me. Tell your mom to move closer. Tell her there's this new club called civilization and you guys should join. #Quote by Becca Fitzpatrick
Civilization quotes by Molly Haskell
#51. The big lie perpetrated on Western society is the idea of women's inferiority, a lie so deeply ingrained in our social behaviour that merely to recognize it is to risk unravelling the entire fabric of civilization. #Quote by Molly Haskell
Civilization quotes by Liu Cixin
#52. And now we know that this is the journey that must be made by every civilization: awakening inside a cramped cradle, toddling out of it, taking flight, flying faster and farther, and, finally, merging with the fate of the universe as one. The ultimate fate of all intelligent beings has always been to become as grand as their thoughts. #Quote by Liu Cixin
Civilization quotes by Louis St. Laurent
#53. If we are to preserve civilization, we must first remain civilized. #Quote by Louis St. Laurent
Civilization quotes by John Steinbeck
#54. For it is my opinion that we enclose and celebrate the freaks of our nation and our civilization. Yellowstone National Park is no more representative of America than is Disneyland. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Civilization quotes by Marguerite Yourcenar
#55. Ancient and oriental civilizations were more sensitive than we are to the cycles of things; to the succession of generations, both divine and human; and to change within stasis. Western man is virtually alone in wanting to make his God into a fortress and personal immortality into a bulwark against time. #Quote by Marguerite Yourcenar
Civilization quotes by Amos Bronson Alcott
#56. Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few. #Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott
Civilization quotes by Joseph Campbell
#57. for it is this modern Occidental civilization which, since about the middle of the thirteenth century, has been - quite literally - the only innovating civilization in the world. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Civilization quotes by Samuel P. Huntington
#58. In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous. #Quote by Samuel P. Huntington
Civilization quotes by Jonathan Sacks
#59. I see in the rising crescendo of ethnic tensions, civilization clashes and the use of religious justification for acts of terror, a clear and present danger to humanity. #Quote by Jonathan Sacks
Civilization quotes by Woody Hayes
#60. Without winners, there would be no civilization. #Quote by Woody Hayes
Civilization quotes by Roy Lichtenstein
#61. Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself. #Quote by Roy Lichtenstein
Civilization quotes by Roger Scruton
#62. The culture of a civilization is the art and literature through which it rises to consciousness of itself and defines its vision of the world. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Civilization quotes by John Barth
#63. Somewhere in the world there was a young woman with such splendid understanding that she'd see him entire, like a poem or story, and find his words so valuable after all that when he confessed his apprehensions she would explain why they were in fact the very things that made him precious to her ... and to Western Civilization! There was no such girl, the simple truth being. #Quote by John Barth
Civilization quotes by Bill Kristol
#64. Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism. #Quote by Bill Kristol
Civilization quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#65. Again, we may decry the color-prejudice of the South, yet it remains a heavy fact. Such curious kinks of the human mind exist and must be reckoned with soberly. They cannot be laughed away, nor always successfully stormed at, nor easily abolished by act of legislature. And yet they must not be encouraged by being let alone. They must be recognized as facts, but unpleasant facts; things that stand in the way of civilization and religion and common decency. They can be met in but one way - by the breadth and broadening of human reason, by catholicity of taste and culture. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Civilization quotes by Jodi Picoult
#66. The first Abenaki word I ever learned was Bitawbagok – the word they use for Lake Champlain. It means, literally, the waters between. Since I've come back from Quebec, I have thought of my address as Bitawkdakinna. I don't know enough Abenaki to be sure it's a real word, but translated, it is the world between.
I had become a bridge between the natural world and the human one. I fit into both places and belonged to neither. Half of my heart lived with the wild wolves, the other half lived with my family. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Civilization quotes by G.D.H. Cole
#67. Man is everywhere in chains, and his chains will not be broken till he feels that it is degrading to be a bondsman, whether to an individual or to a State. The disease of civilization is not so much the material poverty of the many as the decay of the spirit of freedom and self-confidence. The revolt that will change the world will spring, not from the benevolence that breeds "reform", but from the will to be free. Men will act together in the full consciousness of their mutual dependence; but they will act for themselves. Their liberty will not be given them from above; they will take it on their own behalf. #Quote by G.D.H. Cole
Civilization quotes by Stefan Zweig
#68. Nationalism is the sworn enemy of civilization, whether past, present or future, its malodorous presence thwarting the development of intelligence, #Quote by Stefan Zweig
Civilization quotes by Orlando Figes
#69. The currents of modern civilization had somehow passed it by, and as he returned to it now, fresh from the sides of England and France, Sergei Semenov saw only familiar signs of backwardness and decay. #Quote by Orlando Figes
Civilization quotes by James Howard Kunstler
#70. The earth is a fickle place for all life, not least the human project of civilization. #Quote by James Howard Kunstler
Civilization quotes by Michael Benanav
#71. I'd been deeply affected by my contact with the miners, not only because of their kindness, but because they'd taken this potentially hellish place and made it, if not heaven, at least human; through their simple rituals of eating, drinking tea, smoking tobacco, praying, playing, and talking, they'd created civilization in one of the most impossible places to imagine it. And what seemed like a miracle to me was, to them, just another day at work! #Quote by Michael Benanav
Civilization quotes by Sally Thorne
#72. The Kissing Game goes like this, Shortcake. Press, retreat, tilt, breathe, repeat. Use your hands to angle just right. Loosen up until it's a slow, wet slide. Hear the drum of blood in your own ears? Survive on tiny puffs of air. Do not stop. Don't even think about it. Shudder a sigh, pull back, let your opponent catch you with lips or teeth and ease you back into something even deeper. Wetter. Feel your nerve endings crackle to life with each touch of tongue. Feel a new heaviness between your legs. The aim of the game is to do this for the rest of your life. Screw human civilization and all it entails. This elevator is home now. This is what we do now. Do not fucking stop. He #Quote by Sally Thorne
Civilization quotes by Derrick Jensen
#73. From the beginning, this culture - civilization - has been a culture of occupation. #Quote by Derrick Jensen
Civilization quotes by Niall Ferguson
#74. No civilization, no matter how mighty it may appear to itself, is indestructible. #Quote by Niall Ferguson
Civilization quotes by Abdelaziz Bouteflika
#75. 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. #Quote by Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Civilization quotes by Daphne Guinness
#76. We need a government, not politics. Because there's too much politics. Of course there should be debate. But there seems to be so much pettiness and not enough good faith. It is civilized to agree to disagree, and this idea is slowly disintegrating. The great statesmen of the past knew this, and I think it helps drive civilization. #Quote by Daphne Guinness
Civilization quotes by Michael Gurian
#77. Without fathers you would have no civilization. #Quote by Michael Gurian
Civilization quotes by Maile Meloy
#78. Civilization, her mother had told her since she was small, was a series of agreements about what was good for everyone, enforced by law. And civilization was only a thin veneer over the savagery and greed that were the human default. #Quote by Maile Meloy
Civilization quotes by Milos Zeman
#79. It is necessary to name the enemy of human civilization, and this enemy is international terrorism associated with religious fundamentalism and religious intolerance. #Quote by Milos Zeman
Civilization quotes by Chuck Baldwin
#80. Legalized abortion is a national holocaust; an affront to our national character; a contradiction of established principles subscribed to from the beginning of Western Civilization; an insult to the principles of our Declaration of Independence; a bane of our national spirit; and a stench in the nostrils of Almighty God. #Quote by Chuck Baldwin
Civilization quotes by Rose George
#81. Rules governing defecation, hygiene, and pollution exist in every culture at every period in history. It may in fact be the foundation of civilization: What is toilet training if not the first attempt to turn a child into an acceptable member of society? #Quote by Rose George
Civilization quotes by Dan Simmons
#82. She would follow him there. And she would die there -- and die soon. Of misery and of strangeness and of all the vicious, petty, alien, and unbridled thoughts that would pour into her like the poison from the Goldner tins poured into Fitzjames -- unseen, vile, deadly. #Quote by Dan Simmons
Civilization quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#83. Entire development would secure him a home only in the midst of civilization and refinement; the higher the state the #Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Civilization quotes by Frank Herbert
#84. This is the age of the shrug. He knows I've heard all of the stories about him and he doesn't care. Our civilization could well die of indifference within it before succumbing to external attack. #Quote by Frank Herbert
Civilization quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#85. I must also leave you to analyze the cultural decline of Western art and literature. In the cycle of a great civilization, the artist begins as a priest and ends as a clown or buffoon. Examples of buffoonery in twentieth-century art, literature and music are many: Dali, Picasso, John Cage, Beckett. #Quote by Malcolm Muggeridge
Civilization quotes by George W. Bush
#86. Any government that chooses to be an ally of terror has also chosen to be an enemy of civilization. #Quote by George W. Bush
Civilization quotes by James Henry Hammond
#87. In all social systems there must be a class to do the menial duties, to perform the drudgery of life. That is, a class requiring but a low order of intellect and but little skill. Its requisites are vigor, docility, fidelity. Such a class you must have, or you would not have that other class which leads progress, civilization, and refinement. #Quote by James Henry Hammond
Civilization quotes by Herbert Marcuse
#88. Freedom of enterprise was from the beginning not altogether a blessing. As the liberty to work or to starve, it spelled toil, insecurity, and fear for the vast majority of the population. If the individual were no longer compelled to prove himself on the market, as a free economic subject, the disappearance of this freedom would be one of the greatest achievements of civilization. #Quote by Herbert Marcuse
Civilization quotes by John R.W. Stott
#89. Why is it that some Christians cross land and sea, continents and cultures, as missionaries? What on earth impels them? It is not in order to commend a civilization, an institution or an ideology, but rather a person, Jesus Christ, whom they believe to be unique. #Quote by John R.W. Stott
Civilization quotes by Lisa Kemmerer
#90. In Western patriarchal culture, both women and nonhuman nature have been devalued alongside their assumed opposites--men and civilization/culture. #Quote by Lisa Kemmerer
Civilization quotes by Mikhail Gorbachev
#91. The emerging 'environmentalization' of our civilization and the need for vigorous action in the interest of the entire global community will inevitably have multiple political consequences. Perhaps the most important of them will be a gradual change in the status of the United Nations. Inevitably, it must assume some aspects of a world government. #Quote by Mikhail Gorbachev
Civilization quotes by Newton Gatambia
#92. A call to embrace democracy is the worst insult to a society that is still alien to civilisation. It is like being asked to dance to the tune of mob justice. #Quote by Newton Gatambia
Civilization quotes by G. Willow Wilson
#93. ...God bless the man who first taught the world how to cure olives. He and the man who invented cheese are two unsung pillars of civilization."

"They were probably women," muttered Fatima, fanning her face with the sleeve of her robe. "If they were men, we would remember their names. #Quote by G. Willow Wilson
Civilization quotes by Anatole France
#94. What men call civilization is the condition of present customs; what they call barbarism, the condition of past ones. #Quote by Anatole France
Civilization quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#95. The mind left to itself creates monstrosities, and not only in art galleries. Look at our urban landscapes and industrial wastelands. No civilization has ever produced so much ugliness. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Civilization quotes by Savitri Devi
#96. A 'civilization' that makes such a ridiculous fuss about alleged 'war crimes' - acts of violence against the actual or potential enemies of one's cause - and tolerates slaughterhouses and vivisection laboratories, and circuses and the fur industry (infliction of pain upon creatures that can never be for or against any cause), does not deserve to live. #Quote by Savitri Devi
Civilization quotes by Stephen Harrod Buhner
#97. One of our greatest fears is to eat the wildness of the world.

Our mothers intuitively understood something essential: the green is poisonous to civilization. If we eat the wild, it begins to work inside us, altering us, changing us. Soon, if we eat too much, we will no longer fit the suit that has been made for us. Our hair will begin to grow long and ragged. Our gait and how we hold our body will change. A wild light begins to gleam in our eyes. Our words start to sound strange, nonlinear, emotional. Unpractical. Poetic.

Once we have tasted this wildness, we begin to hunger for a food long denied us, and the more we eat of it the more we will awaken. #Quote by Stephen Harrod Buhner
Civilization quotes by Bertrand Russell
#98. The conception of duty, speaking historically, has been a means used by the holders of power to induce others to live for the interests of their masters rather than for their own. Of course the holders of power conceal this fact from themselves by managing to believe that their interests are identical with the larger interests of humanity. Sometimes this is true; Athenian slave owners, for instance, employed part of their leisure in making a permanent contribution to civilization which would have been impossible under a just economic system. Leisure is essential to civilization, and in former times leisure for the few was only rendered possible by the labors of the many. But their labors were valuable, not because work is good, but because leisure is good. And #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Civilization quotes by Ibn Warraq
#99. The greatest number of drug addicts are to be found in Teheran and in Karachi, not in the West. Not in New York believe it or not. It's the same with the roles of slavery, racism and imperialism in the world. These institutions were present in other cultures. However, it was Western civilization which did something about slavery, about racism and voluntarily dissolved its empires leaving behind a very positive legacy of institutions not to mention buildings and roadways. #Quote by Ibn Warraq
Civilization quotes by Bruce Brander
#100. Perceptive observers saw civilization thinned to a mere veneer, with barbarism surging just beneath the surface, straining for release. #Quote by Bruce Brander
Civilization quotes by Chris Hedges
#101. We've bought into the idea that education is about training and "success", defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, which fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Civilization quotes by Charles E. McKenzie
#102. The biggest farce of man's history has been the argument that wars are fought to save civilization. #Quote by Charles E. McKenzie
Civilization quotes by Margaret Sanger
#103. While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization, #Quote by Margaret Sanger
Civilization quotes by Chris Kluwe
#104. Empathy is a big part of Sparkleponies, because it's also my belief (as a history and political science major) that societies that don't practice rational empathy inevitably collapse – either by fomenting conflict from within by oppressing a segment/s of their populace, or seeking conflict from without by taking from others and eventually getting into a fight they can't win. #Quote by Chris Kluwe
Civilization quotes by Henry Martin
#105. I would like to believe and give in to my naiveté, I would like to embrace the fact that I am back in the place where the long fingers of civilization cannot reach me and rip my heart out. At this moment, I would like to embrace myself. I would like to be unconcerned with the rest of the world and take pleasure in knowing that I have found my home. All of my life, all of my adult life, which began with the first notion of understanding, I have been searching for this sensation. You, cruel world, have tried to bring me down, tried to crush me with your code of conduct, your ethics, and your preconceived limits on liberty. You have raped me and robbed me of happiness; you have stolen my dreams and my dignity, leaving me to rot with the rest of you. Today, I know I have escaped your poisoned web; I know your rules do not apply to me, for after all you have done to crush me, I am still standing proudly above the set of your sick play. I am in love - a feeling you no longer thought I was capable of. I am in love - living, breathing, dreaming again - triumphant over your sick schemes. #Quote by Henry Martin
Civilization quotes by Edmund Morris
#106. Roosevelt remarked on the anomaly whereby man, as he progressed from savagery to civilization, used up more and more of the world's resources, yet in doing so tended to move to the city, and lost his sense of dependence on nature. #Quote by Edmund Morris
Civilization quotes by Dean Koontz
#107. There's something you need to understand, Jonah. For every person who's stealing and setting fires and turning over police cars, there are three or four others in the same neighborhood who want no part of it, who're more afraid of lawbreakers than they are of the law." "Doesn't look that way." "Because the TV only shows you the ones who're doing it. The news isn't all the news, Jonah. Not by a long shot. It's just what reporters want to tell you about. Riots come and go, wars come and go, but under the tumult, day after day, century after century, millions of people are doing nice things for one another, making sacrifices, mostly small things, but it's all those little kindnesses that hold civilization together, all those people who live quiet lives and never make the news. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Civilization quotes by E. M. Forster
#108. Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization is a sound state of mind. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Civilization quotes by Anonymous
#109. Civilization gets too large, it finds a way to destroy itself. #Quote by Anonymous
Civilization quotes by Charlie Munger
#110. Early Charlie Munger is a horrible career model for the young because not enough was delivered to civilization in return for what was wrested from capitalism. And other similar career models are even worse. #Quote by Charlie Munger
Civilization quotes by Ludwig Wittgenstein
#111. Our civilization is characterized by the word "progress." Progress is its form rather than making progress being one of its features. Typically it constructs. It is occupied with building an ever more complicated structure. And even clarity is sought only. #Quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Civilization quotes by C.S. Lewis
#112. If there is no God then we have no interest in the minimal religion or any other. We will not make a lie even to save civilization. But if there is, then it is so probable as to be almost axiomatic that the initiative lies wholly on His side. If He can be known it will be by self-revelation on His part, not by speculation on ours. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Civilization quotes by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
#113. This (the tendency to revive the old, and just stay with the old) is true not just of Habad but of Hassidim in generally, whether they are in Williamsburg or Mea She'arim. They are pouring all their energies into reliving an anachronism, so much so that there is no energy left over to live in the present. This attempt at living out an anachronism prevents them, not only from interchanging with the world around them, but even from praying properly, or studying, let alone from perceiving the presence of their children or their wives." (SS: understanding what they need in the presence time and generation).
"I'm not anti-tradition. On the contrary, I'll use anything that will help me get off. I've got a great deal invested in the materials of civilization, like language and vocabulary - booba, zeida, cholent, tallis - they're deeply embedded in the core of my brain, attached to my thalamus, not to the cortex. It would be foolish to deny that they're not part of my make-up. But, if someone says that I must believe in the God who was active at the time of Moses, or Yohannan ben Zakai, or the Baal Shem Tov, my answer is no. #Quote by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
Civilization quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#114. The women are submitted to unjust drudgery. This I believe is the case with every barbarous people. With such, force is law. The stronger sex therefore imposes on the weaker. It is civilization alone which replaces women in the enjoyment of their natural equality. That first teaches us to subdue the selfish passions, and to respect those rights in others which we value in ourselves. Were we in equal barbarism, our females would be equal drudges. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Civilization quotes by Jerome Frank
#115. The test of the moral quality of a civilization is its treatment of the weak and powerless. #Quote by Jerome Frank
Civilization quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#116. Civilization owes to the Islamic world some of its most important tools and achievements ... the Muslim genius has added much to the culture of all peoples. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Civilization quotes by Robert Spencer
#117. We love death more than you love life.' This is civilization's ultimate challenge. Will the lovers of death and destruction overwhelm and defeat those who love life and have created great civilizations that celebrate human creativity and achievement? Will all that is left of three thousand years of human civilization be reduced to rubble and a mindless religio-ideological lockstep?
The Islamic State is not just a challenge to Judeo-Christian Western civilization. It is a challenge to civilization itself--to the very idea of civilization.
And that is why it is doomed to fail. Life will always conquer death in the end. The human spirit will always prevail against the forces that would subjugate and enslave it. #Quote by Robert Spencer
Civilization quotes by William Morris
#118. Apart from the desire to produce beautiful things, the leading passion of my life has been and is hatred of modern civilization. #Quote by William Morris
Civilization quotes by John Michael Greer
#119. EROEI [energy returned on energy invested, or net energy] is to a civilization what gross profit is to a business, the source of the surplus that supports the entire enterprise. #Quote by John Michael Greer
Civilization quotes by George Will
#120. We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge #Quote by George Will
Civilization quotes by Alexander Pushkin
#121. Please, never despise the translator. He's the mailman of human civilization. #Quote by Alexander Pushkin
Civilization quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#122. After the struggle for sheer existence, they had no energy left for a civilization. #Quote by Arthur C. Clarke
Civilization quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#123. Today we are faced with the pre-eminent fact that if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships, the ability of all peoples of all kins to live together and to work together in the same world at peace. #Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Civilization quotes by Walter Russell
#124. The sum total of each man's giving determines the standard of man's civilization. #Quote by Walter Russell
Civilization quotes by Robert Pogue Harrison
#125. Walls, no less than writing, define civilization. They are monuments of resistance against time, like writing itself. . . #Quote by Robert Pogue Harrison
Civilization quotes by Sigmund Freud
#126. Observe the difference between your attitude to illusions and mine. You have to defend the religious illusion with all your might. If it becomes discredited - and indeed the threat to it is great enough - then your world collapses. There is nothing left for you but to despair of everything, of civilization and the future of mankind. From that bondage I am, we are, free. Since we are prepared to renounce a good part of our infantile wishes, we can bear it if a few of our expectations turn out to be illusions. #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Civilization quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#127. From this foul drain the greatest stream of human industry flows out to fertilize the whole world. From this filthy sewer gold flows. Here humanity attains its most complete development and its most brutish, here civilization works its miracles and civilized man is turned almost into a savage. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Civilization quotes by Erich Fromm
#128. As long as we can think of other alternatives, we are not lost; as long as we can consult together and plan together, we can hope. But, indeed, the shadows are lengthening; the voices of insanity are becoming louder. We are in reach of achieving a state of humanity which corresponds to the vision of our great teachers; yet we are in danger of the destruction of all civilization, or of robotization. A small tribe was told thousands of years ago: "I put before you life and death, blessing and curse - and you chose life." This is our choice too. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Civilization quotes by John Dewey
#129. As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure. #Quote by John Dewey
Civilization quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#130. Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet. They are what we call civilization. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Civilization quotes by J. Budziszewski
#131. We are passing through an eerie phase of history in which the things that everyone really knows are treated as unheard-of doctrines, a time in which the elements of common decency are themselves attacked as indecent. Nothing quite like this has ever happened before. Although our civilization has passed through quite a few troughs of immorality, never before has vice held the high moral ground. #Quote by J. Budziszewski
Civilization quotes by Richard Wright
#132. the civilization which had given birth to Bigger contained no spiritual sustenance, had created no culture which could hold and claim his allegiance and faith, had sensitized him and had left him stranded, #Quote by Richard Wright
Civilization quotes by Sigmund Freud
#133. The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization. #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Civilization quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#134. In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Civilization quotes by Seamus Heaney
#135. Only the very stupid or the very deprived can any longer help knowing that the documents of civilization have been written in blood and tears, blood and tears no less real for being very remote. #Quote by Seamus Heaney
Civilization quotes by Thomas Sowell
#136. If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Civilization quotes by H. P. Blavatsky
#137. Civilization may progress, human nature will remain the same throughout all ages. #Quote by H. P. Blavatsky
Civilization quotes by Ibn Warraq
#138. It is the West that has liberated women, racial minorities, religious minorities, and gays and lesbians, recognizing and defending their rights. The notions of freedom and human rights were present at the dawn of Western civilization, as ideals at least, but have gradually come to fruition through supreme acts of self-criticism. #Quote by Ibn Warraq
Civilization quotes by Madeleine L'Engle
#139. And it came to me as I stood on the desert sand, looking at the Great Pyramid, that what any civilization says about God tells us more about that civilization than it does about God. #Quote by Madeleine L'Engle
Civilization quotes by Vaclav Havel
#140. Planetary democracy does not yet exist but our global civilization is already preparing a place for it. It is the very Earth we inhabit linked with Heaven above us. Only in this setting can the mutuality and the commonality of the human race be newly created with reverence and gratitude for that which transcends each of us and all of us together. #Quote by Vaclav Havel
Civilization quotes by Chris Cleave
#141. There's eight million people here pretending the others aren't getting on their nerves. I believe it's called civilization. #Quote by Chris Cleave
Civilization quotes by Kenneth  Clark
#142. What happened?

It took Gibbon six volumes to describe the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, so I shan't embark on that. But thinking about this almost incredible episode does tell one something about the nature of civilisation.

It shows that however complex and solid it seems, it is actually quite fragile. It can be destroyed.

What are its enemies?

Well, first of all fear - fear of war, fear of invasion, fear of plague and famine, that make it simply not worthwhile constructing things, or planting trees or even planning next year's crops. And fear of the supernatural, which means that you daren't question anything or change anything.

The late antique world was full of meaningless rituals, mystery religions, that destroyed self-confidence. And then exhaustion, the feeling of hopelessness which can overtake people even with a high degree of material prosperity. 

There is a poem by the modern Greek poet, Cavafy, in which he imagines the people of an antique town like Alexandria waiting every day for the barbarians to come and sack the city. Finally the barbarians move off somewhere else and the city is saved; but the people are disappointed - it would have been better than nothing.

Of course, civilisation requires a modicum of material prosperity - 

What civilization needs:

confidence in the society in which one lives, belief in its philosophy, belief in its laws, and confidence in one's own mental p #Quote by Kenneth Clark
Civilization quotes by Roger Kimball
#143. What the historian Elie Kedourie called "the Chatham House Version" - that toxic amalgam of smugness, moral relativism, and cherished feelings of guilt about the achievements of Western civilization - everywhere nurtured the catechism of established opinion. #Quote by Roger Kimball
Civilization quotes by Neal Stephenson
#144. Ares always reemerges from the chaos. It will never go away. Athenian civilization defends itself from the forces of Ares with metis, or technology. Technology is built on science. Science is like the alchemists' uroburos, continually eating its own tail. The process of science doesn't work unless young scientists have the freedom to attack and tear down old dogmas, to engage in an ongoing Titanomachia. Science flourishes where art and free speech flourish. #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Civilization quotes by George Crook
#145. We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past. #Quote by George Crook
Civilization quotes by John Cheever
#146. He saw the role of the serious writer as both lofty and practical in the same instant. He used to say that literature was one of the first indications of civilization. He used to say that a fine piece of prose could not only cure a depression, it could clear up a sinus headache. Like many great healers, he meant to heal himself. #Quote by John Cheever
Civilization quotes by Elmar Hussein
#147. Anti-feminism is not sexism. It does not defend the various types of physical, sexual and moral violence against women in the family and society. It does not claim to violate the natural rights of women, which is expressed in the constitution and the legal system as a whole. Instead, anti-feminism supports the innate biological differences among men and women, and as a final result it is directed against gender-blindness -- a unisex trend that artificially increases due to feminism in modern global civilization. To protect the natural rights of women, you don't need to be a feminist, you have to be a humanist who has devoted himself or herself to protecting all humans. #Quote by Elmar Hussein
Civilization quotes by Liu Cixin
#148. In the eternal night of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, two civilization had swept through like two shooting stars, and the universe had remembered their light. #Quote by Liu Cixin
Civilization quotes by Andre Gide
#149. Prejudices are the props of civilization. #Quote by Andre Gide
Civilization quotes by Iain M. Banks
#150. They're on a cusp; a highly heterogeneous but highly connected
and stressedly connected
civilization. I'm not sure that one approach could encompass the needs of their different systems. The particular stage of communication they're at, combining rapidity and selectivity, usually with something added to the signal and almost always with something missed out, means that what passes for truth often has to travel at the speed of failing memories, changing attitudes, and new generations. Even when this form of handicap is recognized all they ever try to do, as a rule, is codify it, tidy it up. Their attempts of filter become part of the noise, and they seem unable to bring any more thought to bear on the matter than that which leads them to try and simplify what can only be understood by coming to terms with its complexity. #Quote by Iain M. Banks
Civilization quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#151. For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Civilization quotes by K.J. Kilton
#152. If you are trully in a place that is way from the noise of civilization,you can actually experience what real slience is about.It is filled with sounds of nature.There is a musicality,a harmony to it... #Quote by K.J. Kilton
Civilization quotes by Dorothy L. Sayers
#153. [N]othing about a book is so unmistakable and so irreplaceable as the stamp of the cultured mind. I don't care what the story is about or what may be the momentary craze for books that appear to have been hammered out by the village blacksmith in a state of intoxication; the minute you get the easy touch of the real craftsman with centuries of civilisation behind him, you get literature. #Quote by Dorothy L. Sayers
Civilization quotes by Terence McKenna
#154. We are somehow the children of the planet, we are somehow its finest hour; we bind time, we bind the past, we anticipate the future - we are going hyper-spatial; we are claiming a whole new dimension for biology that it never claimed before. We are actually becoming a fourth-dimensional kind of creature. Our future is somehow with us, as we seem to be able to move through metamorphosis into our own imaginations - a super civilization spread throughout space and time. Our future is a mystery, our destiny is to live in the imagination. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Civilization quotes by Al Gore
#155. CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally ... Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past. #Quote by Al Gore
Civilization quotes by Charles Colson
#156. Judeo-Christian revelation is not the negative influence secularists proclaim it to be. Rather, it is the taproot of our civilization. #Quote by Charles Colson
Civilization quotes by Timothy Leary
#157. Our assignment was to topple this prudish, judgmental civilization. And it worked. #Quote by Timothy Leary
Civilization quotes by T. S. Eliot
#158. Poets in our civilization, as it exists at present, must be difficult ... The poet must become more and more comprehensive, more allusive, more indirect, in order to force, to dislocate if necessary, language into its meaning. #Quote by T. S. Eliot
Civilization quotes by Daniel Quinn
#159. If you alone found out what the lie was, then you're probably right - it would make no great difference. But if you ALL found out what the lie was, it might conceivably make a very great difference indeed. #Quote by Daniel Quinn
Civilization quotes by John Muir
#160. We all flow from one fountain- Soul. All are expressions of one love. God does not appear, and flow out, only from narrow chinks and round bored wells here and there in favored races and places, but He flows in grand undivided currents, shoreless and boundless over creeds and forms and all kinds of civilizations and peoples and beasts, saturating all and fountainizing all. #Quote by John Muir
Civilization quotes by Blaise Cendrars
#161. ...Is there a more monstrous thought, a more convincing spectacle, a more patent affirmation of the impotence and madness of the brain? War. All our philosophies, religions, arts, techniques and trades lead to nothing but this. The finest flowers of civilization. The purest constructions of thought. The most generous and altruistic passions of the heart. The most heroic gestures of man. War. Now and thousand years ago. Tomorrow and a hundred thousand years ago. No, it's not a question of your country, my German or French friend, or yours, whether you're black or white or Papuan or a Borneo monkey. It's a question of your life. If you want to live, kill. Kill so that you can be free, or eat, or shit. The shameful thing is to kill in masses, at a predetermined hour on a predetermined day, in honour of certain principles, under cover of a flag, with old men nodding approval, to kill in a disinterested or passive way. Stand alone against them all, young man, kill, kill, you are unique, you're the only man alive, kill until the others cut you short with the guillotine or the cord or the rope, with or without ceremony, in the name of the Community or King.
What a laugh. #Quote by Blaise Cendrars
Civilization quotes by Saul Alinsky
#162. Organized religion has too often followed the road of other people's institutions. It has made adjustments, compromises, and surrenders to a materialistic civilization for the benefit of material security in spite of occasional twinges of conscience and moral protests. The result has been that today much of organized religion is materialistically solvent but spiritually bankrupt. #Quote by Saul Alinsky
Civilization quotes by Helen Suzman
#163. [To the South African parliament:] I do not know why we equate - and with the examples before us - a white skin with civilization. #Quote by Helen Suzman
Civilization quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#164. (1) the number of stars in the Milky Way that survive sufficiently long for intelligent life to evolve on planets around them; (2) the average number of planets around each of these stars; (3) the fraction of these planets with conditions suitable for life; (4) the probability that life actually arises on these suitable planets; and (5) the chance that life on such a planet evolves to produce an intelligent civilization, by which astronomers typically mean a form of life capable of communicating with ourselves. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Civilization quotes by Ernest L. Boyer
#165. Art is humanity's most essential, most universal language. It is not a frill, but a necessary part of communication. The quality of civilization can be measured through its music, dance, drama, architecture, visual art and literature. We must give our children knowledge and understanding of civilization's most profound works. #Quote by Ernest L. Boyer
Civilization quotes by Ray Kurzweil
#166. Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold. #Quote by Ray Kurzweil
Civilization quotes by John Stuart Mill
#167. All praise of Civilization, or Art, or Contrivance, is so much dispraise of Nature ; an admission of imperfection, which it is man's business, and merit, to be always endeavouring to correct or mitigate. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Civilization quotes by Jack Kerouac
#168. The/ supreme end-result of/ early Gothic phallic forms/ is the skyscraper & the/ oil drill & powered/ compressor & pistons of/ great engines ... #Quote by Jack Kerouac
Civilization quotes by Scott Westerfeld
#169. Sure, zombies can "be a metaphor." They can represent the oppressed, as in Land of the Dead, or humanity's feral nature, as in 28 Days. Or racial politics or fear of contagion or even the consumer unconscious (Night of the Living Dead, Resident Evil, Dawn of the Dead). We could play this game all night.

But really, zombies are not "supposed to be metaphors." They're supposed to be friggin' zombies. They follow the Zombie Rules: they rise from death to eat the flesh of the living, they shuffle in slow pursuit (or should, anyway), and most important, they multiply exponentially. They bring civilization down, taking all but the most resourceful, lucky and well-armed among us, whom they save for last. They make us the hunted; all of us.

That's the stuff zombies are supposed to do. Yes, they make excellent symbols, and metaphors, and have kick-ass mythopoeic resonance to boot. But their main job is to follow genre conventions, to play with and expand the Zombie Rules, to make us begin to see the world as a place colored by our own zombie contingency plans. […]

Stories are the original virtual reality device; their internal rules spread out into reality around us like a bite-transmitted virus, slowly but inexorably consuming its flesh. They don't just stand around "being metaphors" whose sole purpose is to represent things in the real world; they eat the real world. #Quote by Scott Westerfeld
Civilization quotes by Andrew Sullivan
#170. There is no escaping this fight. It is civilization or Jihadism. We can and should debate tactics; but the sides are clear enough. #Quote by Andrew Sullivan
Civilization quotes by Georges Clemenceau
#171. America is the only civilization in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization #Quote by Georges Clemenceau
Civilization quotes by Christian Lous Lange
#172. History shows us that other highly developed forms of civilization have collapsed. Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own? #Quote by Christian Lous Lange
Civilization quotes by Andrew Carnegie
#173. The worlds civilization started from the day on which everyone received reward for labour. #Quote by Andrew Carnegie
Civilization quotes by Jack Vance
#174. Humanity is old, civilization new: the mesh of cogs is by no means smooth - and this is as it should be. Never should a man enter a building of glass or metal, or a spaceship, or a submarine, without a small shock of astonishment; never should he avoid an act of passion without a small sense of effort ... #Quote by Jack Vance
Civilization quotes by Robert M. T. Hunter
#175. There is not a respectable system of civilization known to history whose foundations were not laid in the institution of domestic slavery. #Quote by Robert M. T. Hunter
Civilization quotes by Norman Borlaug
#176. Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply. #Quote by Norman Borlaug
Civilization quotes by Walter Lippmann
#177. Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear, their table-talk, gossip, controversies, historical sense and scientific training, the values they appreciate, the quality of life they admire. All communities have a culture. It is the climate of their civilization. #Quote by Walter Lippmann
Civilization quotes by Paul Tillich
#178. And so we use them for a kind of pleasure which can be called "fun." But it is not the creative kind of fun often connected with play; it is, rather, a shallow, distracting, greedy way of "having fun." And it is not by chance that it is that type of fun which can easily be commercialized, for it is dependent on calculable reactions, without passion, without risk, without love. Of all the dangers that threaten our civilization, this is one of the most dangerous ones: the escape from one's emptiness through a "fun" which makes joy impossible. #Quote by Paul Tillich
Civilization quotes by Thomas Sowell
#179. If the truth is boring, civilization is irksome. The constraints inherent in civilized living are frustrating in innumerable ways. Yet those with the vision of the anointed often see these constraints as only arbitrary impositions, things from which they-and we all-can be 'liberated.' The social disintegration which has followed in the wake of such liberation has seldom provoked any serious reconsideration of the whole set of assumptions-the vision-which led to such disasters. That vision is too well insulated from feedback. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Civilization quotes by Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud
#180. And adab towards language means the recognition and acknowledgement of the rightful and proper place of every word in a written or uttered sentence so as not to produce a dissonance in meaning, sound and concept. Literature is called adabiyat in Islam precisely because it is seen as the keeper of civilization, the collector of teachings and statements that educate the self and society with adab such that both are elevated to the rank of the cultured man (insan adabi) and society. #Quote by Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud
Civilization quotes by Vernon Lee
#181. Despite our complicated civilization, so called, or perhaps on account of it, we are all of us a mere set of barbarians, who find it less trouble to provide a new, cheap, and shoddy thing than to get the full use and full pleasure out of a finely-made and carefully-chosen old one. #Quote by Vernon Lee
Civilization quotes by Richard Wright
#182. Is not life exactly what it ought to be, in a certain sense? Isn't it only the naive who find all of this baffling? If you've a notion of what man's heart is, wouldn't you say that maybe the whole effort of man on earth to build a civilization is simply man's frantic and frightened attempt to hide himself from himself? #Quote by Richard Wright
Civilization quotes by Michael Tsarion
#183. It is still an act of academic heresy to regard Egypt as the cradle of civilization and originator of Jewish and Christian religious traditions. #Quote by Michael Tsarion
Civilization quotes by Saeb Erekat
#184. Look, I am a Palestinian elected representative from Jericho. If a Palestinian wants to sell his fruit anywhere in the West Bank, he goes to the Israeli civil administration. If a Palestinian sick person wants to leave a hospital, he goes through the Israeli civil administration. Nobody can leave or enter my constituency without Israeli permission. Israel is, in effect, resuming the occupation. #Quote by Saeb Erekat
Civilization quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#185. If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. #Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Civilization quotes by Fred Reed
#186. Without men, civilization would last until the oil needed changing. #Quote by Fred Reed
Civilization quotes by Aristotle.
#187. If there are two definitive features of ancient Greek civilization, they are loquacity and competition. #Quote by Aristotle.
Civilization quotes by Jared Diamond
#188. Civilization originates in conquest abroad and repression at home. #Quote by Jared Diamond
Civilization quotes by Christopher Priest
#189. Civilization on Earth planet was equated with selfishness and greed; those people who lived in a civilized state exploited those who did not. There were shortages of vital commodities on Earth planet, and the people in the civilized nations were able to monopolize those commodities by reason of their greater economic strength. This imbalance appeared to be at the root of the
disputes. #Quote by Christopher Priest
Civilization quotes by Hiroshi Sugimoto
#190. The Seascapes are before human beings and after human beings. The Seascapes were there before our presence, and when our civilization is over, seascapes will still exist. Our presence is temporary. Civilization is only 5,000 to 6,000 years. The history of ours, the material history of consciousness, is rather short. #Quote by Hiroshi Sugimoto
Civilization quotes by Cinda Williams Chima
#191. Politics is not about justice. It's about the settling of personal vendettas under a thin veneer of civilization. All politics is personal. #Quote by Cinda Williams Chima
Civilization quotes by Carlos Slim
#192. The key is the Internet. The United States is by far the most advanced country in this new digital culture, so we have to be there. The Internet is the heart of this new civilization, and telecommunications are the nervous system, or circulatory system. #Quote by Carlos Slim
Civilization quotes by Mark Knopfler
#193. Telegraph Road
A long time ago came a man on a track
Walking thirty miles with a pack on his back
And he put down his load where he thought it was the best
Made a home in the wilderness
He built a cabin and a winter store
And he ploughed up the ground by the cold lake shore
And the other travellers came riding down the track
And they never went further, no, they never went back
Then came the churches, then came the schools
Then came the lawyers, then came the rules
Then came the trains and the trucks with their loads
And the dirty old track was the telegraph road
Then came the mines - then came the ore
Then there was the hard times, then there was a war
Telegraph sang a song about the world outside
Telegraph road got so deep and so wide
Like a rolling river ...
And my radio says tonight it's gonna freeze
People driving home from the factories
There's six lanes of traffic
Three lanes moving slow ...
I used to like to go to work but they shut it down
I got a right to go to work but there's no work here to be found
Yes and they say we're gonna have to pay what's owed
We're gonna have to reap from some seed that's been sowed
And the birds up on the wires and the telegraph poles
They can always fly away from this rain and this cold
You can hear them singing out their telegraph code
All the way down the telegraph road
You know I'd soo #Quote by Mark Knopfler
Civilization quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#194. The Americans of the United States do not let their dogs hunt the Indians as do the Spaniards in Mexico, but at bottom it is the same pitiless feeling which here, as everywhere else, animates the European race. This world here belongs to us, they tell themselves every day: the Indian race is destined for final destruction which one cannot prevent and which it is not desirable to delay. Heaven has not made them to become civilized; it is necessary that they die. Besides I do not want to get mixed up in it. I will not do anything against them: I will limit myself to providing everything that will hasten their ruin. In time I will have their lands and will be innocent of their death.
Satisfied with his reasoning, the American goes to church where he hears the minister of the gospel repeat every day that all men are brothers, and that the Eternal Being who has made them all in like image, has given them all the duty to help one another. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Civilization quotes by Anodea Judith
#195. As civilization grows more complex, it is simultaneously becoming increasingly interrelated. We are converging upon ourselves, and this is forcing us to relate. #Quote by Anodea Judith
Civilization quotes by Thomas Munro
#196. If a good system of agriculture, unrivaled manufacturing skill, a capacity to produce whatever can contribute to either convenience or luxury, schools established in every village for teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic, the general practice of hospitality and charity amongst each other, and above all, a treatment of the female sex full of confidence, respect, and delicacy, are among the signs which denote a civilized people – then the Hindus are not inferior to the nations of Europe, and if civilization is to become an article of trade between England and India, I am convinced that England will gain by the import cargo. #Quote by Thomas Munro
Civilization quotes by Jeremy Seabrook
#197. To provide its happy people with perpetual fun is now the deepest purpose of Western civilization. #Quote by Jeremy Seabrook
Civilization quotes by Louis De Bernieres
#198. The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be. #Quote by Louis De Bernieres
Civilization quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#199. The world no longer has a choice between force and law; if civilization is to survive, it must choose the rule of law. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Civilization quotes by Anthony H. Cordesman
#200. If they succeed in creating an inclusive structure in virtually any peaceful form, Iraq succeeds. If they fail, the U.S.-led coalition fails almost regardless of its military success and that of the new Iraqi forces, and Iraq will move towards division, paralysis, civil conflict and/or a new strongman. #Quote by Anthony H. Cordesman

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