The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation - at least sometimes. I can tell you deliverance will not come from the rushing noisy centers of civilization. It will come from the lonely places.— Fridtjof Nansen
Promising Civilize quotations
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
No society can legitimately call itself civilized if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
I prefer the company of animals more than the company of humans.
Certainly, a wild animal is cruel. But to be merciless is the privilege of civilized humans.
Mr. Blair, I look upon secession as anarchy. If I owned the four millions of slaves in the South, I would sacrifice them all to the Union; but how can I draw my sword upon Virginia, my native State?
I don't call myself a white supremacist.
I'm a civil rights activist concerned about European-American rights.
You ultimately judge the civility of a society not by how it treats the rich, the powerful, the protected and the highly esteemed, but by how it treats the poor, the disfavored and the disadvantaged.
I don't know how long it has been since my ear has been free from the roll of a drum. It is the music I sleep by, and I love it.... I shall remain here while anyone remains, and do whatever comes to my hand. I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.
Justice is indivisible. You can't decide who gets civil rights and who doesn't.
I believe it to be the duty of everyone to unite in the restoration of the country and the reestablishment of peace and harmony.
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. And a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness.
Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.
With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relative, my children, my home. I have, therefore, resigned my commission in the Army.
Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.
The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom.
There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilization.
There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots.
And I want hereafter to be ranked with the latter and, I trust, the stronger party.
In Tanganyika we believe that only evil, Godless men would make the color of a mans skin the criteria for granting him civil rights.
We want women leaders today as never before.
Leaders who are not afraid to be called names and who are willing to go out and fight. I think women can save civilization. Women are persons.
I just couldn't move. History had me glued to the seat.
Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders.
A defiant deed has greater value than unnumerable thousands of words.
Sedentary culture is the goal of civilization.
It means the end of its lifespan and brings about its corruption.
There is a source of power in each of us that we don't realize until we take responsibility.
If someone needs to express their gender in a way that is different, that is okay, and they should not be denied healthcare. They should not be bullied. They don’t deserve to be victims of violence. … That’s what people need to understand, that it’s okay and that if you are uncomfortable with it, then you need to look at yourself.
When plunder becomes a way of life, men create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.
Every civilization: Hindu, Buddhist, Confucianist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim, all of them understood that LEARNING was to make a BETTER HUMAN BEING, LEARNING was NOT to MAKE MORE MONEY; It was to make a BETTER HUMAN BEING.
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races: that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.
The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others.
People want to know why the South is so interested in the Civil War.
I had maybe, it's a rough guess, about fifty fistfights in my life. Out of those fifty fistfights, the ones that I had the most vivid memory of were the ones I lost. I think that's one reason why the South remembers the war more than the North does.
Abolish the Loyal League and the Ku Klux Klan; let us come together and stand together.
It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up we give up all. Even if this were true, which we deny, slavery is not all our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more centralized form of government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties.
The civil rights movement didn't begin in Montgomery and it didn't end in the 1960s. It continues on to this very minute.