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I believe very firmly that indigenous populations had a really good, intuitive understanding of why we're here. And we're trying to gain that same understanding through psychology and intellect in modern civilization.
God makes it really clear that society and civilization is really held together by the glue of families... When a man and a woman come together and say 'I do,' they are committing for a lifetime to love each other and to model what love is and what forgiveness is and what joy is to their kids.
If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it's game over. It's control-alt-delete for civilization.
Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.
It would be wonderful if I could see the end of civilization during my lifetime.
Sex appeal is the keynote of our civilization.
Few can contemplate without a sense of exhilaration the splendid achievements of practical energy and technical skill, which, from the latter part of the seventeenth century, were transforming the face of material civilization, and of which England was the daring, if not too scrupulous, pioneer.
E. F. Schumacher
But you have to understand, my beard is so nasty. I mean, it's the only beard in the history of Western civilization that makes Bob Dylan's beard look good.
I believe Costco does more for civilization than the Rockefeller Foundation. I think it's a better place. You get a bunch of very intelligent people sitting around trying to do good, I immediately get kind of suspicious and squirm in my seat.
In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles.
By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any student of early culture proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile.
James Henry Breasted
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.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
Henry David Thoreau
When humor goes, there goes civilization.
Really advanced civilization is based on advances in energy.
You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.
I think it quite likely that we are the only civilization within several hundred light years; otherwise we would have heard radio waves.
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.
The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
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.
John F. Kennedy
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