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Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.
Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.
I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
The slum is the measure of civilization.
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
I've been waiting over 40 years to come to Cyprus, and it has not disappointed - the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Crossroads of Civilization, and, I might add, a genuine strategic partner to the United States of America.
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.
In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters.
If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
I think it quite likely that we are the only civilization within several hundred light years; otherwise we would have heard radio waves.
For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.
Robert A. Heinlein
The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.
Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds - it's the production of food and fiber from the world's land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy.
Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.
If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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