Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities.
— Harriet Ann Jacobs

The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized, and for this we are not likely to be forgiven.
Cyril Connolly uncivilized quote

Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.
— G. W. F. Hegel

Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on I am not too sure.
— H. L. Mencken

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