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Quotations on Civilization

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The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.

~ Bertrand Russell

Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

The three great elements of modern civilization, Gunpowder, Printing, and the Protestant Religion.

~ Thomas Carlyle

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

~ Mark Twain

The sum of the whole matter is this, that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually.

~ Woodrow Wilson

You can't say civilization isn't advancing: in every war, they kill you in a new way.

~ Will Rogers

Civilization is the order and freedom promoting cultural activity.

~ Will Durant

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.

~ Will Durant

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