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Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
Civilization consists in the multiplication and refinement of human wants.
Robert Andrews Millikan
Many people say I believe aliens built the pyramids. I don't. In fact I'm not a supporter of the 'ancient alien' hypothesis at all. I think a lost human civilization is a much better explanation of the mysteries and paradoxes of ancient cultures.
I should like to say that I am as proud of my Chinese heritage and background as I am devoted to modern science, a part of human civilization of Western origin, to which I have dedicated and I shall continue to dedicate my work.
Chen Ning Yang
The last struggle for our rights, the battle for our civilization, is entirely with ourselves.
William Wells Brown
Movies are more than a commodity. Movies are to our civilization what dreams and ideals are to individual lives: They express the mystery and help define the nature of who we are and what we are becoming.
Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.
To be complex does not mean to be fragmented. This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.
Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.
Clare Boothe Luce
There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a Yeti.
How a society treats its disabled is the true measure of a civilization.
What most people don't seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.
The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization.
I think if I were to express my wish, it would be that we are more regionally self-reliant. And I don't mean people being survivalists, I mean regionally self-reliant. So that you have these individual cells. The idea of having different solutions in different areas, so that we have a very robust, durable civilization.
There were centuries when civilization had no theater.
Civilization and profit go hand in hand.
Civilization is the making of civil persons.
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.
Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization is a sound state of mind.
E. M. Forster
The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that wore it.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Civilization never recedes; the law of necessity ever forces it onwards.
Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.
Private enterprise in the history of civilization has never led large, expensive, dangerous projects with unknown risks. That has never happened because when you combine all these factors, you cannot create a capital market valuation of that activity.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
But the further step, by means of which a civilization is given its quality or culture, is only attained by a process of cellular division, in the course of which the individual is differentiated, made distinct from and independent of the parent group.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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