Civilization Quotes

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

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.

Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.

Jungle people fight to live; civilized people live to fight.

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

We made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.

It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about […]

It must be admitted that there is a degree of instability which is inconsistent with civilization. But, on the whole, the great ages have been unstable ages.