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Civilization, to be worthy of the name, must afford other methods of settling human differences than those of blood letting.
For in this century, within the next decades, will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist, whether the whole world is to become free, or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed.
As a kid, I didn't need to be convinced the future promised peril and oppression, so when I started thinking up the middle-grade science fiction novel that became 'The Boy at the End of the World,' it seemed only natural to build the story around a dark vision of the future. In my book, civilization has nearly destroyed itself.
Greg van Eekhout
Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them.
Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.
Civilization depends on our expanding ability to produce food efficiently, which has markedly accelerated thanks to science and technology.
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Civilization needs a new operating system.
I think... the history of civilization is an attempt to codify, classify and categorize aspects of human nature that hardly lend themselves to that process.
Civilization rests on the fact that most people do the right thing most of the time.
Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage - the union between one man and one woman - has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation's history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now.
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
The Filipino embraces civilization and lives and thrives in every clime, in contact with every people.
The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good.
L. Sprague de Camp
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
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.
Really advanced civilization is based on advances in energy.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
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 first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Charles de Montesquieu
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