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  1. Picture quote by John Muir about nature

    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. ⏤ John Muir


  2. Picture quote by Earl Warren about life

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


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Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them.

Nicholas Meyer

As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me.

George Orwell

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

A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized.

Suzanne Vega

Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.

Sigmund Freud

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

Earl Warren

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

Daniel Webster

Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.

Walter Gropius

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.

Geoffrey Fisher

I believe that present day civilized man suffers from insufficient discharge of his aggressive drive.

Konrad Lorenz

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.

Thomas Jefferson

The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. one of the great landmarks in men's struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized.

William O. Douglas

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

Robert Frost

The nations were awakened from the sleep of death, as the words of eternal life flowed from the Apostles' lips, - the temples of superstition were shut or destroyed, and churches were planted in every part of the civilized world.

John Strachan

Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old.

Rudyard Kipling

The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.

Mark Skousen

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.

Thomas Fuller

It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.

Evelyn Waugh

Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.

Howard Zinn

As a result, the highly civilized man can endure incomparably more than the savage, whether of moral or physical strain. Being better able to control himself under all circumstances, he has a great advantage over the savage.

Lafcadio Hearn

A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other.

Thor Heyerdahl

Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world's most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti.

Thor Heyerdahl

The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.

Lascelles Abercrombie

It is probable that for a long time to come the mass of mankind in civilized countries will find it both necessary and advantageous to labor for wages, and to accept the condition of hired laborers.

Leland Stanford

One has to work for years and decades, to conduct negotiations, to stand for positions and points of view, to jointly develop a civilized view on the administrative and state organization of Chechnya.

Akhmad Kadyrov

There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom.

Mahmoud Abbas

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war.

Herbert V. Prochnow

I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.

George Meredith

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.

Oscar Wilde

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.

John Stuart Mill

I like things that are civilized.

Martha Plimpton

The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength.

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

War is not civilized.

Talib Kweli

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.

Charles Darwin

I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women.

Daniel Defoe

Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.

Leonard Woolf

Nobody minded what you did in bed or what you said about God, a very civilized attitude in 1948.

Simon Raven

I consider that there are different degrees of civilization and there are many different ways of expressing it. But one is civilized or is not.

Flora Lewis

Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun, and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war. War is the arch enemy of national progress and the modern scourge of civilized men.

King Hussein I

No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law.

James F. Cooper

Why do people so love to wander? I think the civilized parts of the World will suffice for me in the future.

Mary Cassatt

Instead of isolating our school and our many subjects from the every day world, we intend to plant it not merely in the French capital, but in what for next summer at least will be the focal point, the capital of the entire civilized world.

Patrick Geddes

The more we study the Indian's character the more we appreciate the marked distinction between the civilized being and the real savage.

Nelson A. Miles

Yet, upon the whole, the space I traversed is unlikely to become the haunt of civilized man, or will only become so in isolated spots, as a chain of connection to a more fertile country; if such a country exist to the westward.

Charles Sturt

Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.

John Charles Polanyi

The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.

Arthur Keith

But while human liberty has engaged the attention of the enlightened, and enlisted the feelings of the generous of all civilized nations, may we not enquire if this liberty has been rightly understood?

Francis Wright

During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations.

George William Norris

The Queen Mary was the most civilized and luxurious way one could travel to America in the late 1930s.

Maureen O'Hara

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America, has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging, shooting, and burning alleged offenders.

Ida B. Wells

Wine has been with civilized man from the beginning.

Robert Mondavi

Everyone town of 100,000 in the United States should have a Classical Theater supported by the town, or the state of the county, or the Federal Government, as they have in every civilized country.

Tony Randall

Virtually every civilized society today holds sacred the right to peaceably bury their dead.

Mike Schmidt

Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must - must - redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional.

Donald Berwick

Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar; it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns.

George Gilder

This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.

Elbert Hubbard

Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.

William Safire

We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.

Judith Martin

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.

John Stuart Mill

France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside.

Gustave Courbet

Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.

Alfred North Whitehead

The trend of all knowledge at the present is to specialize, but archaeology has in it all the qualities that call for the wide view of the human race, of its growth from the savage to the civilized, which is seen in all stages of social and religious development.

Margaret Murray

They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here.

Michael D. Barnes

When your whole system, your whole civilized system goes down, this is pretty much what you get left with. We have no communications, no running water, no electricity, no real help.

Kathleen Blanco

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.

Mark Skousen

It's easy for me to go back to being a kid. You know how kids can be like savages before they get civilized? There's that sadist quality. Y'know, like boys who like to pick apart an insect for the sake of it.

Helena Bonham Carter

The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation.

Henry Anatole Grunwald

The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning.

George F. Kennan

There is nothing so good for the human soul as the discovery that there are ancient and flourishing civilized societies which have somehow managed to exist for many centuries and are still in being though they have had no help from the traveler in solving their problems.

Walter Lippmann

There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick.

Robert A. Heinlein

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