Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?

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To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay.

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Civil image quote by John Muir

Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home, that wilderness is a necessity.

Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life.

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering the prisons.

In our rich consumers' civilization we spin cocoons around ourselves and get possessed by our possessions.

Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.

I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.

The test of civilization is its estimate of women.

Civil image quote by Sigmund Freud

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.

The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.

Civil image quote by Roger Ebert

I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.

So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil.

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.

We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting.

Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.

The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism.

These will become the foundation of the new psychological type and with him or her will come the new civilization.

Civil image quote by Edward O. Wilson

We have created a Star Wars civilization with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technology.

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.

A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized.

All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.

The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.

Civilization is the making of civil persons.

A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.

Civil image quote by Ernest Hemingway

Wine is the most civilized thing in the world

The human race has improved everything, but the human race.

Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been, and ever will be pursued, until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.

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 true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.

A dialogue among civilizations can be seen as a dialogue between the individual and the universal.

Civil image quote by Denis Diderot

There is no civil nor religios law, that has broken, nor can break the bond of fraternity which nature has established between men.

But the guilty person is only one of the targets of punishment.

For punishment is directed above all at others, at all the potentially guilty.

If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands, they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free. If in other lands the eternal truths of the past are threatened by intolerance we must provide a safe place for their perpetuation.

No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood.

The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.

Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.

The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.

Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.

A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question.

Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.

Civilization is not by any means an easy thing to attain to.

There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt.

We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.

There are those who say to you -- we are rushing this issue of civil rights.

I say we are 172 years late.

The taxpayer -- that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.

We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.

Armaments; extremely useful for fighting wars, a deadweight in any civil economy.