Civilization Quotes

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.

Those matters (politics) are of no interest to me, I know only two terms – civilization and barbarism, and I am on the side of civilization

We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

The sum of the whole matter is this, that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually.

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

“Civilization totters,” say the pessimists. “But it totters steadily onward,” cheerfully respond the men of optimistic mind.

Civilization is just a slow process of learning to be kind.

Civilized nations are ones that simply can’t endure wrongs or injustice except at home.

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

Civilization is a slow process of adopting the ideas of minorities.