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Picture quote by Sigmund Freud about evolution

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

Picture quote by Roger Ebert about empathy

I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization. ⏤ Roger Ebert

Picture quote by Edward O. Wilson about civilization

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

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

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

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

Thomas Jefferson, president

It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else... begin to march us steadily backward.

Patrick Stewart, actor

To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay.

George Orwell, author

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Mark Twain, author

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

Max Lerner, journalist

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer

Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.

Ulysses S. Grant, president

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president

The test of civilization is its estimate of women.

George William Curtis, author

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.

Arnold J. Toynbee, historian

The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

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, author

In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Arnold J. Toynbee, historian

Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.

Theodore Dreiser, novelist

Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.

Katharine Fullerton Gerould, writer

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

Albert Camus, philosopher

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

John Muir, environmentalist

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

Arnold J. Toynbee, historian

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.

Jacques Yves Cousteau, explorer

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.

Otto Rank, psychologist

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

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

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

Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist

As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.

Thomas B. Macaulay, historian

You can't say that civilization don't advance... for in every war they kill you a new way.

Will Rogers, actor

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.

Michel Foucault, historian

If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.

Orson Welles, actor

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

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers' granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages.

Gertrude Stein, author

When humor goes, there goes civilization.

Erma Bombeck, humorist

Civilization is the making of civil persons.

John Ruskin, writer

The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.

David Hare, playwright

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

Adlai Stevenson, politician

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.

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

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

Havelock Ellis, psychologist

A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.

Ezra Pound, poet

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.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism. Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized, but also being brutalized.

Alva Myrdal, diplomat

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

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, poet

What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.

Mahatma Gandhi, activist

Terrorism is a horrible thing that is the great threat to civilization on our planet.

Walter Isaacson, writer

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.

George Bancroft, historian

I am beginning to understand, said the little prince. There is a flower... I think that she has tamed me...

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.

Milton Friedman, economist

Christianity is the very root and foundation of Western civilization.

Dinesh D'Souza, author

I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.,

A civilization that only looks inward will stagnate. We have to keep looking outward; we have to keep finding new avenues for human endeavor and human expression.

John L. Phillips, astronaut

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

I feel this is very important for us to have serene buildings because our civilization is chaotic as it is, you see; our whole machine age has brought about a chaos that has to be somehow counterbalanced, I think.

Minoru Yamasaki, architect

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi, coach

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

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

The last struggle for our rights, the battle for our civilization, is entirely with ourselves.

William Wells Brown, activist

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

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them.

Bill Cosby, comedian

In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization.

Nikola Tesla,

There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.

Mark Twain, author

No doubt Western civilization has in the past been full of wars and revolutions, and the national elements in our culture, even when they were ignored, always provided an unconscious driving force of passion and aggressive self-assertion.

Christopher Dawson, writer

Every great movement in the history of Western civilization from the Carolingian age to the nineteenth century has been an international movement which owed its existence and its development to the cooperation of many different peoples.

Christopher Dawson, writer

Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any race or nation known to history, but the torch to be handed down from race to race from age to age.

Kelly Millar,

The papacy again, representing the traditional unity of European civilization, has also shown itself unable to limit effectively the push of nationalism.

Irving Babbitt, critic

We strain to tell Americans and aliens in this country that there's nothing unique about America, nothing unique about American civilization, nothing that requires their allegiance, nothing of great value that they should sacrifice for.

Tom Tancredo, politician

I think governments are the cancer of civilization.

Chuck D., musician

China is a civilization pretending to be a nation.

Michael Ledeen, writer

I believe that what we are fighting here is not just a small group of people who have hijacked a religion, but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.

Tom Tancredo, politician

It will take a long time, and certainly the West will remain the dominant civilization well into the next century, but the decline is occurring.

Samuel P. Huntington, sociologist

But you have to understand, my beard is so nasty. I mean, it's the only beard in the history of Western civilization that makes Bob Dylan's beard look good.

Bill Walton, basketball player

My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization.

Richard Foreman, playwright

Give me civilization. I don't want to be pampered.

Jennifer Esposito, actress

It's just a show. It's not the end of Western Civilization. It's chewing gum.

Jerry Springer, celebrity

There's no such thing as civilization. The word just means the art of living in cities.

Roger Zelazny, writer

I think it quite likely that we are the only civilization within several hundred light years; otherwise we would have heard radio waves.

Stephen Hawking, scientist

You can't leave civilization behind entirely.

Dirk Benedict, actor

The slum is the measure of civilization.

Jacob Riis, journalist

Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.

Shirin Ebadi, lawyer

Equal and united people can above all become a part of the civilization toward which mankind is moving. If we cannot be at the head of the column leading to such a civilization, there is certainly no need for us to be at is tail.

Slobodan Milosevic, president

Progress in civilization has been accompanied by progress in cookery.

Fannie Farmer, celebrity

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.

Max Nordau, critic

In our western civilization we have the glorious example, the great standard of perfection and the teachings of the Christ to guide us. He acts for us as Mediator between our personality and our Soul.

Edward Bach, scientist

From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization.

Friedrich Engels, philosopher

The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized, and for this we are not likely to be forgiven.

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn... tired of common sense and civilization.

F. L. Lucas, critic

Standing, as I believe the United States stands for humanity and civilization, we should exercise every influence of our great country to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba and give to that island once more peace, liberty, and independence.

Henry Cabot Lodge, politician

To be complex does not mean to be fragmented. This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.

Adrienne Clarkson, journalist

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Mark Twain, author

Poland is not East or West. Poland is at the center of European civilization. It has contributed mightily to that civilization. It is doing so today by being magnificently unreconciled to oppression.

Ronald Reagan, president

There were centuries when civilization had no theater.

Orson Welles, actor

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.

Ayn Rand, writer

The evidence of a Jewish civilization going back more than two millennia is overwhelmingly borne out in the archaeology of the region. The heritage of the Jews in Palestine is documented.

Jack Schwartz, scientist

Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization.

Arthur Keith, scientist

It is just because civilization is ever evolving, changing, and becoming more complicated, that experts find it so difficult to define it in explicit terms.

Arthur Keith, scientist

(When asked what he thought of Western civilization): 'I think it would be a good idea.

Mahatma Gandhi, activist

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

Abraham Flexner, educator

Thus lynch law held sway in the far West until civilization spread into the Territories and the orderly processes of law took its place. The emergency no longer existing, lynching gradually disappeared from the West.

Ida B. Wells, activist

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.

Ayn Rand, writer

There is every indication that we are to see new developments of the power of aggregated capital to serve civilization, and that the new developments will be made right here in America.

William Graham Sumner, businessman

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.

Arthur Keith, scientist

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

Henry Cabot Lodge, politician

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