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A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
Shakespeare is, essentially, the emanation of the Renaissance. The overflow of his fame on the Continent in later years was but the sequel of the flood of the Renaissance in Western Europe. He was the child of that great movement, and marks its height as it penetrated the North with civilization.
George Edward Woodberry
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
Human civilization is not something achieved against nature; it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man.
Ludwig von Mises
In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles.
Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
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.
Really advanced civilization is based on advances in energy.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.
A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
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.
We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.
Collecting facts is important. Knowledge is important. But if you don't have an imagination to use the knowledge, civilization is nowhere.
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Sometimes the right response to evil is an appeal to powerful and effective social organization - an appeal to civilization itself.
P. J. O'Rourke
We've gotta become the Martians. I'm a Martian - I tell you to become Martians. And we've gotta go to Mars and civilize Mars and build a whole civilization on Mars and then move out, 300 years from now into the universe. And when we do that, we have a chance of living forever.
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
Human civilization as we know it is like the Titanic headed for the iceberg, whether the iceberg be nuclear, environmental or terrorism-related.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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