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God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.
Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.
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.
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.
If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Civilization... wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere.
Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.
Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.
Ulysses S. Grant
The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.
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.
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.
I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.
Harry S. Truman
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.
Pearl S. Buck
The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.
E. M. Forster
Civilization and profit go hand in hand.
The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.
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.
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Frank Lloyd Wright
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