Quotationz.com  
| | | | | |
   
All Words Any Word Phrase     Highlight Results

 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Civilization (43 Quotations)

Quotation Bullet

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
~ Arnold Toynbee

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.
~ Hervey Allen

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

Every new stroke of civilization has cost the lives of countless brave men, who have fallen defeated by the ''dragon,'' in their efforts to win the apples of the Hesperides, or the fleece of gold. Fallen in their efforts to overcome the old, half sordid savagery of the lower stages of creation, and win the next stage.
~ D. H. Lawrence

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

I think there are only three things America will be known for 2, 000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball.
~ Gerald Early

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.
~ Simone Weil

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air?
~ Mary Baker Eddy

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

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.
~ Henry James

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

People sometimes tell me that they prefer barbarism to civilization. I doubt if they have given it a long enough trial. Like the people of Alexandria, they are bored by civilization; but all the evidence suggests that the boredom of barbarism is infinitely greater.
~ Kenneth Clark

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized, and for this we are not likely to be forgiven.
~ Cyril Connolly

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

The civilized savage is the worst of all savages.
~ C. J. Weber

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

The human race has improved everything, but the human race.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

The path of civilization is paved with tin cans.
~ Elbert Hubbard

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

The skylines lit up at dead of night, the air-conditioning systems cooling empty hotels in the desert and artificial light in the middle of the day all have something both demented and admirable about them. The mindless luxury of a rich civilization, and yet of a civilization perhaps as scared to see the lights go out as was the hunter in his primitive night.
~ Jean Baudrillard

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
~ George William Curtis

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

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

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

The word ''civilization'' to my mind is coupled with death. When I use the word, I see civilization as a crippling, thwarting thing, a stultifying thing. For me it was always so. I don't believe in the golden ages, you see... civilization is the arteriosclerosis of culture.
~ Henry Miller

 

Report Error

Quotation Bullet

To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay.
~ George Orwell

 

Report Error

 

< Previous |

Next > 

Separator
| |

Copyright ©1999, 2015 Haythum Khalid, All rights reserved worldwide.
Page Generation Time: 34 MilliSeconds.