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Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles.
Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.
It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
Really advanced civilization is based on advances in energy.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.
We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We've gotta become the Martians. I'm a Martian - I tell you to become Martians. And we've gotta go to Mars and civilize Mars and build a whole civilization on Mars and then move out, 300 years from now into the universe. And when we do that, we have a chance of living forever.
Sometimes the right response to evil is an appeal to powerful and effective social organization - an appeal to civilization itself.
P. J. O'Rourke
Human civilization as we know it is like the Titanic headed for the iceberg, whether the iceberg be nuclear, environmental or terrorism-related.
Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
Martin Luther King said it was time to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of human civilization. I don't think anyone is calling Martin Luther King a New Age woo-woo.
The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver.
George W. Bush
The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Alfred North Whitehead
The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
George William Curtis
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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