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A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery - [Civilization]

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A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery - [Civilization]

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A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
~ Ezra Pound - [Civilization]

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Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.
~ Irish Proverb - [Churches]

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Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.
~ Malcolm Muggeridge - [Civilization]

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Civilization is drugs, alcohol, engines of war, prostitution, machines and machine slaves, low wages, bad food, bad taste, prisons, reformatories, lunatic asylums, divorce, perversion, brutal sports, suicides, infanticide, cinema, quackery, demagogy, strikes, lockouts, revolutions, putsches, colonization, electric chairs, guillotines, sabotage, floods, famine, disease, gangsters, money barons, horse racing, fashion shows, poodle dogs, chow dogs, Siamese cats, condoms, peccaries, syphilis, gonorrhea, insanity, neuroses, etc., etc.
~ Henry Miller - [Civilization]

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Civilization is just a slow process of learning to be kind.
~ Charles L. Lucas - [Civilization]

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Civilization is the making of civil persons.
~ John Ruskin - [Civilization]

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Civilization must be destroyed. The hairy saints of the North have earned this crumb by their complaints.
~ Wallace Stevens - [Civilization]

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Civilization today reminds me of an ape with a blowtorch playing in a room full of dynamite. It looks like the monkeys are about to operate the zoo, and the inmates are taking over the asylum.
~ Vance Havner - [Civilization]

 

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