Quotes containing word "civilization"

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Sell also: civilisation, culture, refinement

Definitions and meanings of word "civilization"

• Noun: a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations); example: "the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization"

• Noun: the social process whereby societies achieve civilization

• Noun: a particular society at a particular time and place; example: "early Mayan civilization"

• Noun: the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; examples: "a man of intellectual refinement", "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "civilization"

Sigmund Freud
7 quotes about civilization
Austrian Psychologist, Philosopher, Scientist, Psychiatrist
Tuesday 6 May 1856 - Saturday 23 September 1939
Arthur Henderson
5 quotes about civilization
British Leader, Politician
Sunday 13 September 1863 - Sunday 20 October 1935
Will Durant
5 quotes about civilization
American Writer, Philosopher, Historian
Thursday 5 November 1885 - Saturday 7 November 1981
Havelock Ellis
4 quotes about civilization
British Psychologist, Writer, Author, Psychiatrist
Wednesday 2 February 1859 - Saturday 8 July 1939
John Boyd Orr
4 quotes about civilization
Scottish Politician
Thursday 23 September 1880 - Friday 25 June 1971
Herbert Read
3 quotes about civilization
English Writer, Critic, Poet
1893 - 1968
Arthur Keith
4 quotes about civilization
Scottish Scientist
Monday 5 February 1866 - Friday 7 January 1955
Frank Lloyd Wright
3 quotes about civilization
American Writer, Educator, Designer, Architect
Saturday 8 June 1867 - Thursday 9 April 1959
Arthur Erickson
3 quotes about civilization
Canadian Architect
Saturday 14 June 1924 - Wednesday 20 May 2009
Victor Hugo
3 quotes about civilization
French Writer, Novelist, Poet, Author, Dramatist
Friday 26 February 1802 - Friday 22 May 1885
Thomas Sowell
3 quotes about civilization
American Philosopher, Author, Economist
Born Wednesday 30 July 1930
Arnold J. Toynbee
3 quotes about civilization
British Historian
Sunday 14 April 1889 - Wednesday 22 October 1975

Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.

William Jennings Bryan

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The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.

Sigmund Freud

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Equal and united people can above all become a part of the civilization toward which mankind is moving. If we cannot be at the head of the column leading to such a civilization, there is certainly no need for us to be at is tail.

Slobodan Milosevic

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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

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We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist civilization a new religion will emerge, just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization.

Herbert Read

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The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.

E. M. Forster

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Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.

Charles Lindbergh

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If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.

Ayn Rand

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The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.

John Muir

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I don't believe civilization can do a lot more than educate a person's senses.

Grace Paley

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A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.

Milton Friedman

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The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way.

Milton Friedman

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A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.

Sigmund Freud

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I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.

Charles Lindbergh

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Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

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If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.

Thomas Sowell

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If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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It is only through books that we partake of the great harvest that is human civilization across the ages.

Ibrahim Babangida

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Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.

Thomas Sowell

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