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All over the world the wildlife that I write about is in grave danger. It is being exterminated by what we call the progress of 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 poet Melvin B. Tolson once said, 'A civilization is judged only in its decline.' That made sense to me. I would imagine the same is true for poets and tennis players.
We know we need civilization and laws and procedures, but isn't it frustrating? Wouldn't it be great if we could just do what we needed to do?
Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.
Mary Baker Eddy
The world had already changed before September 11. The world has been going through a process of change over the last 20 or 30 years. A civilization ends, another one begins.
Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.
For the liberal state to accommodate a diversity of beliefs while having few positive convictions is one of the more admirable achievements of civilization.
It's the Law of God that gave the stability to Christian civilization.
I would seriously question whether anybody is really foolish enough to really say what they mean. Sometimes I think that civilization as we know it would kind of break down if we all were completely honest.
'Buncha Losers' comedy is one of those homegrown American art forms, up there with infomercials and Elvis-shaped soap carvings. No other civilization could have invented it. The French took a stab with Sartre's 'No Exit,' but then they had to ruin it with a lesson at the end.
God bless America - what other civilization would give Patrick Dempsey another shot to rule as a sex symbol, twenty years after 'Meatballs III: Summer Job?' His reign as Dr. McDreamy on 'Grey's Anatomy' is proof that there's nothing we love more than giving Eighties celebs a heartwarming second stab at life.
Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.
The salt of any interesting civilization is mixture.
Seriously, 'Honey Boo Boo' is the decay of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn't mean it's good.
Terrorism is a horrible thing that is the great threat to civilization on our planet.
It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
Against the dark background of this contemporary civilization of well-being, even the arts tend to mingle, to lose their identity.
Civilization, we shall find, like Universalism and Christianity, is anti evolutionary in its effects; it works against the laws and conditions which regulated the earlier stages of man's ascent.
History shows us that other highly developed forms of civilization have collapsed. Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own?
Christian Lous Lange
The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
Right now, there's the illusion of order and civilization, but there's a tremendous amount of economic tension in this country and the educational system is constantly eroding.
I have increasingly, over the years, felt that religion today does our civilization more harm than good.
In our western civilization we have the glorious example, the great standard of perfection and the teachings of the Christ to guide us. He acts for us as Mediator between our personality and our Soul.
Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark.
If mankind were to continue in other than the present barbarism, a new path must be found, a new civilization based on some other method than technology.
Clifford D. Simak
Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
My argument is simple, which is, that for several thousand years in Western civilization, marriage has been the union of one man and one woman. Research is overwhelming that children need mothers and fathers.
Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication - particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials.
In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown.
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