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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

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer

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

Max Lerner, journalist

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 first requisite of civilization is that of justice.

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

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

The test of civilization is its estimate of women.

George William Curtis, author

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

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.

Arnold J. Toynbee, historian

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

Arnold J. Toynbee, historian

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

Arnold J. Toynbee, historian

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

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

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 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

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

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

John Muir, environmentalist

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

As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.

Thomas B. Macaulay, historian

When humor goes, there goes civilization.

Erma Bombeck, humorist

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

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

Will Rogers, actor

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

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

Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

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

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist

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

Havelock Ellis, psychologist

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

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

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

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

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

Christianity is the very root and foundation of Western civilization.

Dinesh D'Souza, author

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

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

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bill Cosby, comedian

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, poet

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

Nikola Tesla,

Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization without destabilizing the whole planet.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, statesman

Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

Abraham Flexner, educator

It is the recognition of history as a record of human experience which has inevitably resulted in the inclusion of this conquest of civilization within the framework of a complete human history.

James H. Breasted,

There was an age, however, when the transition from savagery to civilization, with all its impressive outward manifestations in art and architecture, took place for the first time.

James H. Breasted,

But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors.

James H. Breasted,

New York... when civilization falls apart, remember, we were way ahead of you.

David Letterman, comedian

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.

Albert Einstein, physicist

For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.

Robert A. Heinlein, writer

A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.

Ariel Durant, author

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.

L. Frank Baum, author

Education is the transmission of civilization.

Will Durant, historian

Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.

Herbert Spencer, philosopher

Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.

John Burroughs, author

Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.

Vine Deloria, Jr., author

I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.

Charles Lindbergh, aviator

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.

Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

Civilization is hideously fragile and there's not much between us and the horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish.

Carrie P. Snow,

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

Barbara Tuchman, historian

I do not believe that civilizations have to die because civilization is not an organism. It is a product of wills.

Arnold J. Toynbee, historian

The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.

Mikhail Gorbachev, statesman

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

Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.

Carl Sagan, astronomer

I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.

Steven Wright, comedian

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.

Grover Cleveland, president

Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.

Brian Aldiss, writer

Civilization... wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere.

Richard Bach, writer

Civilization is what makes you sick.

Paul Gauguin, artist

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.

Lincoln Steffens, journalist

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.

Georges Clemenceau, leader

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that wore it.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a Yeti.

Edmund Hillary, explorer

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

Few can contemplate without a sense of exhilaration the splendid achievements of practical energy and technical skill, which, from the latter part of the seventeenth century, were transforming the face of material civilization, and of which England was the daring, if not too scrupulous, pioneer.

E. F. Schumacher, economist

Well, right now, I'm very fascinated with 1920s Berlin. I mean, probably the more interesting thing would be to go to the beginning of civilization or precivilization - like polytheistic times. It would be interesting to see what came before modern religion and culture - what circumstances created the environment or the need for it.

Natalie Portman, actress

We released 400,000 classified documents, the most extraordinary history of a war to ever have been released in our civilization. Those documents cover 109,000 deaths. That is serious matter.

Julian Assange, activist

The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way.

Milton Friedman, economist

We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page.

Barack Obama, president

As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change.

Al Gore, vice president

Government has never increased the standard of living of one single human being in civilization's history. For some reason that simple truth has evaded everybody.

Steve Wynn, businessman

George Bush doesn't represent any civilization!

George Galloway, politician

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