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America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.
Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.
From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.
I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.
All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Indiscriminate firing by police on people is absolute barbarism. Instead of solving their problems, the government is trying to suppress the people by force.
War is at its best barbarism.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity.
Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler, German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
There must be something beyond slaughter and barbarism to support the existence of mankind and we must all help search for it.
Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The twentieth century has exhibited a barbarism and lack of respect for human life on a massive scale just about unknown before.
If mankind were to continue in other than the present barbarism, a new path must be found, a new civilization based on some other method than technology.
Clifford D. Simak
The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial, incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism.
You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.
The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism. Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized, but also being brutalized.
If Greece had gone through a very normal political life, I may have not been in politics. But just the fact that I lived through huge upheavals and very difficult struggles and polarization and the barbarism of dictatorships - that made me feel that we had to change this country.
America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization.
It is, of course, the first recourse of every elitist to see social barbarism in others.
Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.
If Greece had gone through a very normal political life, I may have not been in politics. But just the fact that I lived through huge upheavals and very difficult struggles and polarisation and the barbarism of dictatorships - that made me feel that we had to change this country.
Georgios A. Papandreou
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
I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit, so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of barbarism as a tool of American justice.
Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
George Pierce Baker
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