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The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.
A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
Under the ominous shadow which the second World War and its attendant circumstances have cast on the world, peace has become as essential to civilized existence as the air we breathe is to life itself.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me.
Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
Robert E. Howard
I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.
John Stuart Mill
Children are sent to school to be civilized, to learn to be part of the social enterprise.
If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
At least in Russia, you cannot just go and tap into someone's phone conversation without a warrant issued by court. That's more or less the way a civilized society should go about fighting terrorism.
We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.
The kitchen is tough. It's one of the last bastions in civilized culture that sets out to crush the spirit.
Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.
The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
Alfred North Whitehead
A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other.
The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.
Wine has been with civilized man from the beginning.
Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun, and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war. War is the arch enemy of national progress and the modern scourge of civilized men.
King Hussein I
There is nothing so good for the human soul as the discovery that there are ancient and flourishing civilized societies which have somehow managed to exist for many centuries and are still in being though they have had no help from the traveler in solving their problems.
Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized.
A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war.
Herbert V. Prochnow
The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Rebecca Harding Davis
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