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A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices.
Ayn Rand
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Samuel Johnson
All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution
Havelock Ellis
All our lauded technological progress -- our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.
Albert Einstein
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde
As long as our civilization is essentially one of property, of fences, of exclusiveness, it will be mocked by delusions
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.
Benjamin Franklin
Because I have confidence in the power of truths and of spirit, I believe in the future of mankind.- The Philosophy of Civilization.
Albert Schweitzer
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos
Will Durant
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
Will Durant
Civilization has gotten further and further from the so-called 'natural' man, who uses all his faculties: perception, invention, improvisation.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities
Mark Twain
Civilization is the order and freedom promoting cultural activity
Will Durant
Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Ayn Rand
Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
Timothy Leary
Civilization is what makes you sick.
Paul Gauguin
Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest
Emile Zola
Civilization will not last, freedom will not survive, peace will not be kept, unless a very large majority of mankind unite together to defend them and show themselves possessed of a constabulary power before which barbaric and atavistic forces will
Winston Churchill
Civilization... wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere.
Richard Bach
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