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A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

 

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A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

 

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A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
~ Ezra Pound

 

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All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
~ Havelock Ellis

 

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As long as our civilization is essentially one of property, of fences, of exclusiveness, it will be mocked by delusions. Our riches will leave us sick; there will be bitterness in our laughter; and our wine will burn our mouth. Only that good profits, which we can taste with all doors open, and which serves all men.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.
~ Malcolm Muggeridge

 

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Civilization depends on morality.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
~ Mark Twain

 

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Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
~ Arnold Toynbee

 

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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.
~ Sigmund Freud

 

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Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.
~ William J. Durant

 

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Civilization is an active deposit which is formed by the combustion of the present with the past. Neither in countries without a Present nor in those without a Past is it to be encountered. Proust in Venice, Matisse's birdcages overlooking the flower market at Nice, Gide on the seventeenth-century quais of Toulon, Lorca in Granada, Picasso by Saint-Germain-des-PrTs: there lies civilization and for me it can exist only under those liberal regimes in which the Present is alive and therefore capable of assimilating the Past.
~ Cyril Connolly

 

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Civilization is drugs, alcohol, engines of war, prostitution, machines and machine slaves, low wages, bad food, bad taste, prisons, reformatories, lunatic asylums, divorce, perversion, brutal sports, suicides, infanticide, cinema, quackery, demagogy, strikes, lockouts, revolutions, putsches, colonization, electric chairs, guillotines, sabotage, floods, famine, disease, gangsters, money barons, horse racing, fashion shows, poodle dogs, chow dogs, Siamese cats, condoms, peccaries, syphilis, gonorrhea, insanity, neuroses, etc., etc.
~ Henry Miller

 

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Civilization is just a slow process of learning to be kind.
~ Charles L. Lucas

 

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Civilization is not by any means an easy thing to attain to. There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
~ Thomas B. Aldrich

 

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Civilization is the making of civil persons.
~ John Ruskin

 

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Civilization must be destroyed. The hairy saints of the North have earned this crumb by their complaints.
~ Wallace Stevens

 

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Civilization today reminds me of an ape with a blowtorch playing in a room full of dynamite. It looks like the monkeys are about to operate the zoo, and the inmates are taking over the asylum.
~ Vance Havner

 

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Civilization...is a matter of imponderables, of delight in the thins of the mind, of love of beauty, of honor, grace, courtesy, delicate feeling. Where imponderables, are things of first importance, there is the height of civilization, and, if at the same time, the power of art exists unimpaired, human life has reached a level seldom attained and very seldom surpassed.
~ Edith Hamilton

 

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