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It's very difficult to marry into another civilization.
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.
For nearly as long as civilization has existed, patriarchy - enforced through the rights of the firstborn son - has been the organizing principle, with few exceptions.
If men do not now succeed in abolishing war, civilization and mankind are doomed.
Ludwig von Mises
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
I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced nothing finer than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance.
Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.
It is only through books that we partake of the great harvest that is human civilization across the ages.
If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.
In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear.
Barbarians always think of themselves as the bringers of civilization.
Here's the thing: I am not only a creature of civilization, I'm an asthmatic person. I will only live so long as I have stockpiled the proper inhalers. I'm effectively a cyborg. You know how in Jurassic Park, they bred those dinosaurs with the lysine deficiencies, so if they ever got off the island, they'd die? That's me.
Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
G. M. Trevelyan
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
Good God, if our civilization were to sober up for a couple of days it'd die of remorse on the third.
From first to last the civilization of America has been bound up with its physical environment.
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.
The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization.
The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties, before we began to poison our own civilization - or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt.
Orson Scott Card
Progress in civilization has been accompanied by progress in cookery.
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
We need a government, not politics. Because there's too much politics. Of course there should be debate. But there seems to be so much pettiness and not enough good faith. It is civilized to agree to disagree, and this idea is slowly disintegrating. The great statesmen of the past knew this, and I think it helps drive civilization.
You can tell the state of civilization by the way people dress. If the people who fought two World Wars came back to 2010 and saw all of us running around in tracksuits, what would they think? It is just about being sloppy.
Perhaps Western civilization is in a post-decline phase, or maybe the decline is just taking a really long time, like the Roman Empire's did. The Romans had gladiators and Christian-hungry lions and that sort of thing. We have MTV.
George Bush doesn't represent any civilization!
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice.
To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial, incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism.
It would be wonderful if I could see the end of civilization during my lifetime.
Morocco as it is is a very fine place spoiled by civilization.
Richard H. Davis
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