1. 10

    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.

  2. 9

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

  3. 8

    Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

  4. 7

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

  5. 6

    The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

  6. 5

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

  7. 4

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

  8. 3

    America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

  9. 2

    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.

  10. 1

    Civility costs nothing.

  11. Last Update: November, 2020

  1. image quote by Edward O. Wilson

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

  2. image quote by Earl Warren

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

  3. image quote by Ernest Hemingway

    Wine is the most civilized thing in the world

  4. 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.

  5. image quote by Peter Ustinov

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

  6. image quote by Roger Ebert

    I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.

  7. image quote by Sigmund Freud

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

  8. 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.