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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
Martin Luther King said it was time to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of human civilization. I don't think anyone is calling Martin Luther King a New Age woo-woo.
Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver.
George W. Bush
Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Alfred North Whitehead
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.
The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
We may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse.
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
George William Curtis
Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers' granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages.
What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.
The next war... may well bury Western civilization forever.
We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist civilization a new religion will emerge, just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization.
No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.
Otto von Bismarck
The Russian people and Russian culture are the linchpin, the glue that binds together this unique civilization.
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
Vine Deloria, Jr.
A writer is justly called 'universal' when he is understood within the limits of his civilization, though that be bounded by a country or an age.
George Edward Woodberry
In order for us to have a future that's exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we're a space-bearing civilization.
A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed.
Emile M. Cioran
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.
The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind.
Civilization is what makes you sick.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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