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If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.
If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it's game over. It's control-alt-delete for civilization.
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
It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.
Hunter S. Thompson
You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.
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.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Alfred North Whitehead
Whether one believes in evolution, intelligent design, or Divine Creation, one thing is certain. Since the beginning of history, human beings have been at war with each other, under the pretext of religion, ideology, ethnicity and other reasons. And no civilization has ever willingly given up its most powerful weapons.
Morocco as it is is a very fine place spoiled by civilization.
Richard H. Davis
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.
No one ceases to be a man, no one forfeits his rights to civilization merely by being more or less uncultured, and since the Filipino is regarded as a fit citizen when he is asked to pay taxes or shed his blood to defend the fatherland, why must this fitness be denied him when the question arises of granting him some right?
No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.
Lawrence Clark Powell
Democracy rests upon two pillars: one, the principle that all men are equally entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and the other, the conviction that such equal opportunity will most advance civilization.
Louis D. Brandeis
Terrorism is a horrible thing that is the great threat to civilization on our planet.
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
When humor goes, there goes civilization.
It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.
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
All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
Almost all wars, perhaps all, are trade wars connected with some material interest. They are always disguised as sacred wars, made in the name of God, or civilization or progress. But all of them, or almost all of the wars, have been trade wars.
John F. Kennedy
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