quote by James Madison

The civil rights of none, shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext infringed.

— James Madison

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Civilized nations quote Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find ou
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.

The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all the children of the nation equally.

We were granted the right to exist by the God of our fathers at the glimmer of the dawn of human civilization nearly 4,000 years ago. For that right, which has been sanctified in Jewish blood from generation to generation, we have paid a price unexampled in the annals of the nations.

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

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth. The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words. In no other book is there such a collection of inspired wisdom, reality, and hope.

It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating from an organization as well respected as the NAACP. I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation, has recognized my voting record.


I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now.

I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.

Civilized nations quote I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.
I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.

Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland.

If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States.

An enforced uniformity of religion throughout a nation or civil state, confounds the civil and religious, denies the principles of Christianity and civility, and that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.

If we lose the virile, manly qualities, and sink into a nation of mere hucksters, putting gain over national honor, and subordinating everything to mere ease of life, then we shall indeed reach a condition worse than that of the ancient civilizations in the years of their decay.

Civilized nations quote Laughter ... the most civilized music in the world.
Laughter ... the most civilized music in the world.

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


The most civilized people are as near to barbarism as the most polished steel is to rust. Nations, like metals, have only a superficial brilliancy.

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation.

If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.

Civilized nations quote Wine is the most civilized thing in the world
Wine is the most civilized thing in the world

Let us close the springs of racial poison.

Let us pray for wise and understanding hearts. Let us lay aside irrelevant differences and make our nation whole.

The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as only one amongst many. The important thing here is not personal mettle but aligning oneself with the universal.

The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as only one amongst many. The important thing here is not personal mettle but aligning oneself with the universal.

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

I talked to General Downer about some of the funding about the National Guard and some of the civil defense workers, the firefighters, the police officers, and the way that FEMA is making them spend that money. We have got a problem there.

I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation

I hope for an America where we can all contend freely and vigorously, but where we will treasure and guard those standards of civility which alone make this nation safe for both democracy and diversity.

Civilized nations quote There is no civil nor religios law, that has broken, nor can break the bond of f
There is no civil nor religios law, that has broken, nor can break the bond of fraternity which nature has established between men.

Nice is a pallid virtue. Not like honesty or courage or perseverance. On the other hand, in a nation notably lacking in civility, there is much to be said for nice.

The Empathic Civilization is emerging.

A younger generation is fast extending its empathic embrace beyond religious affiliations and national identification to include the whole of humanity and the vast project of life that envelops the Earth.


The nation's government has just handed me the bill that grants us our civil rights. I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting this on behalf of all Argentinean women, and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp the laurel proclaiming victory.

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

Since art is dead in the actual life of civilized nations, it has been relegated to these grotesque morgues, museums.

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.

It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane.

But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.

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When a nation becomes devoid of art and learning, it invites poverty. And when poverty comes it brings in its wake of thousands of crimes.

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


Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.

Give me an educated mother, I shall promise you the birth of a civilized, educated nation

Civilized nations quote The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

Every nation-state tends towards the imperial - that is the point.

Through banks, armies, secret police, propaganda, courts and jails, treaties, taxes, laws and orders, myths of civil obedience, assumptions of civic virtue at the top.

The aim of education is to guide young persons in the process through which they shape themselves as human persons-armed with knowledge, strength of judgment, and moral virtues-while at the same time conveying to them the spiritual heritage of the nation and the civilization in which they are involved.

Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.


When you couple this militarization of law enforcement with an erosion of civil liberties and due process that allows the police to become judge and jury - national security letters, no-knock searches, broad general warrants, pre-conviction forfeiture - we begin to have a very serious problem on our hands.

For it is my opinion that we enclose and celebrate the freaks of our nation and our civilization. Yellowstone National Park is no more representative of America than is Disneyland.

If we want to make progress in key areas now, we have to build a multi-stakeholder process, harnessing the appropriate energies. So not only the politicians but also business, the wider civil society, and the trade union movement all have a contribution to make, whether it is at national or at international level.

Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind. Why this has to happen, we do not know; the work of Eros is precisely this.

As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

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