quote by Henry David Thoreau

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent.

— Henry David Thoreau

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Advanced civilization quote Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find ou

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.

Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once.

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.

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

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

California, that advance post of our civilization, with its huge aircraft factories, TV and film studios, automobile way of life... its flavourless cosmopolitanism, its charlatan philosophies and religions, its lack of anything old and well-tried rooted in tradition and character.

Atlantis was a highly evolved civilization where the sciences and arts were far more advanced than one might guess. Atlantis was technologically advanced in genetic engineering, computer science, inter-dimensional physics, and artistically developed with electronic music and crystal art forms.

There were many stages to the Atlantean civilization.

During the later stages, scientists became involved with advanced particle physics. In particular they were interested in reverse gravity fields.

Advanced civilization quote Every great advance...has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

Every great advance...has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

Creative accounting is an absolute curse to a civilization.

One could argue that double-entry bookkeeping was one of history's great advances. Using accounting for fraud and folly is a disgrace. In a democracy, it often takes a scandal to trigger reform. Enron was the most obvious example of a business culture gone wrong in a long, long time.

The possibility of reduced-time interstellar travel either by advanced extraterrestrial civilizations at present or ourselves in the future, is not fundamentally constrained by physical principles.

Terrorists in 6 weeks have been able to command 300 million North Americans to do away with the entirety of their civil liberties that took 700 years to advance from the Magna Carta onward. The terrorists have already won the political and ideological war with one terrorist act. It is mindboggling that we are that weak as a society.

Advanced civilization quote I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.

I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.

Every advance in this half-century-Social Security, civil rights, Medicare, aid to education, one after another-came with the support and leadership of American Labor.

As civilization advances, the sense of wonder declines.

Such decline is an alarming symptom of our state of mind. Mankind will not perish for want of information; but only for want of appreciation.

We've made so many advances in other areas - civil rights, gay rights - but ageism is still an area that's taboo and not talked about and dealt with.

Advanced civilization quote Laughter ... the most civilized music in the world.

Laughter ... the most civilized music in the world.

General Sickles, this is in some respects higher ground than that to the rear, but there is still higher in front of you, and if you keep on advancing you will find constantly higher ground all the way to the mountains.

Several days in a row we sighted groups of metallic, saucer-shaped vehicles at great altitudes over the base Germany, 1951 and we tried to get close to them, but they were able to change direction faster than our fighters. I do believe UFOs exist and that the truly unexplained ones are from some other technically advanced civilization.

There will be no room, here, for the smug myopia which views American civilization as the final solution to all world problems; which recommends our institutions for universal adoption and turns away with contempt from the serious study of the institutions of peoples whose civilizations may seem to us to be materially less advanced.

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

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

Man cannot pretend to be higher in ethics, spirituality, advancement, or civilization than other creatures and at the same time live by lower standards than the vulture or hyena.

The key is the Internet. The United States is by far the most advanced country in this new digital culture, so we have to be there. The Internet is the heart of this new civilization, and telecommunications are the nervous system, or circulatory system.

Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilization.

Advanced civilization quote We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average sta

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.

Preferential affirmative action patronizes American blacks, women, and others by presuming that they cannot succeed on their own. Preferential affirmative action does not advance civil rights in this country.

By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any student of early culture proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile.

The triumph of the industrial arts will advance the cause of civilization more rapidly than its warmest advocates could have hoped, and contribute to the permanent prosperity and strength of the country far more than the most splendid victories of successful war.

Advanced civilization quote There is no civil nor religios law, that has broken, nor can break the bond of f

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

By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any student of early culture proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile.

It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.

I think [contacting an alien civilization] would be a disaster.

The extraterrestrials would probably be far in advance of us. The history of advanced races meeting more primitive people on this planet is not very happy, and they were the same species. I think we should keep our heads low.

Advanced civilization quote Wine is the most civilized thing in the world

Wine is the most civilized thing in the world

Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here so nobly advanced.

It seems to me far more likely that an advanced civilization would communicate inter dimensionally and telepathically.

Advanced civilization quote We have created a Star Wars civilization with Stone Age emotions, medieval insti

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

Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled.

Our country as a whole, no less than the Hastings College of Law, values tolerance, cooperation, learning, and the amicable resolution of conflicts. But we seek to achieve those goals through "[a] confident pluralism that conduces to civil peace and advances democratic consensus-building," not by abridging First Amendment rights.

The invention of gunpowder and the constant improvement of firearms are enough in themselves to show that the advance of civilization has done nothing practical to alter or deflect the impulse to destroy the enemy, which is central to the very idea of war.

Advanced civilization quote Measuring and laying out the room in advance can save you a lot of headaches.

Measuring and laying out the room in advance can save you a lot of headaches.

In the vastness of the Cosmos there must be other civilizations far older and more advanced than ours.

I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.

As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure.

As new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.

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