Quotes containing word "civilized"

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Sell also: civilised, civilize, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite

Definitions and meanings of word "civilized"

• Adj: having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; example: "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"

• Adj: marked by refinement in taste and manners; examples: "cultivated speech", "cultured Bostonians", "cultured tastes", "a genteel old lady", "polite society"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "civilized"

Walter Lippmann
3 quotes about civilized
American Writer, Journalist
Monday 23 September 1889 - Saturday 14 December 1974
Mark Skousen
2 quotes about civilized
American Author, Editor, Economist
Born 1947
Tom McClintock
2 quotes about civilized
American Politician
Born Tuesday 10 July 1956
George Meredith
2 quotes about civilized
English Novelist, Poet
Tuesday 12 February 1828 - Tuesday 18 May 1909
Alfred North Whitehead
2 quotes about civilized
English Philosopher, Mathematician
Friday 15 February 1861 - Tuesday 30 December 1947
Daniel Webster
one quote about civilized
American Statesman
Friday 18 January 1782 - Sunday 24 October 1852
John Stuart Mill
2 quotes about civilized
English Philosopher
Tuesday 20 May 1806 - Thursday 8 May 1873
Thor Heyerdahl
2 quotes about civilized
Norwegian Explorer
Tuesday 6 October 1914 - Thursday 18 April 2002
Konrad Lorenz
2 quotes about civilized
Austrian Scientist
Saturday 7 November 1903 - Monday 27 February 1989
Dean Inge
one quote about civilized
English Author
Wednesday 6 June 1860 - Friday 26 February 1954
Tony Randall
one quote about civilized
American Actor, Producer, Director
Thursday 26 February 1920 - Monday 17 May 2004
Edward Dahlberg
one quote about civilized
American Novelist
Sunday 22 July 1900 - Sunday 27 February 1977

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.

Mark Skousen

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

Daniel Webster

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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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The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.

Lascelles Abercrombie

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Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the great peoples of the earth.

Edward Dahlberg

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Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized.

Dean Inge

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The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.

Arthur Keith

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The civilized world needs to think about a decision when single politicians are not allowed to stay in power.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky

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The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind.

Christian Lous Lange

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I think, certainly in the more civilized societies, women's roles are growing in power all of the time.

Sally Quinn

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Everyone town of 100,000 in the United States should have a Classical Theater supported by the town, or the state of the county, or the Federal Government, as they have in every civilized country.

Tony Randall

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Nobody minded what you did in bed or what you said about God, a very civilized attitude in 1948.

Simon Raven

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Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.

William Safire

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A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized.

Suzanne Vega

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The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength.

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

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One has to work for years and decades, to conduct negotiations, to stand for positions and points of view, to jointly develop a civilized view on the administrative and state organization of Chechnya.

Akhmad Kadyrov

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Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.

Howard Zinn

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Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.

Ambrose Bierce

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When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.

Ayn Rand

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There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom.

Mahmoud Abbas

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