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Civilization quotes and quotations

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

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

You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.
Will Rogers

Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.
Leonard Sidney Woolf

In the advance of civilization, it is new knowledge which paves the way, and the pavement is eternal.
W. R. Whitney

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

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

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

All the things now enjoyed by civilization have been created by some man and sold by another man before anybody really enjoyed the ;benefits of them.
James G. Daly

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

Mankind's struggle upwards, in which millions are trampled to death, that thousands may mount on their bodies.
Clara Lucas Balfour

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

Civilization is the order and freedom promoting cultural activity.
Will Durant

Civilization ceases when we no longer respect and no longer put into their correct places the fundamental values, such as work, family and country such as the individual, honor and religion.
R. P. Lebret

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Mark Twain

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

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
Jane Addams

Civilization is not a burden. It is an opportunity.
Alexander Meiklejohn

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

Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law...or, in a word justice.
Max Nordau

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

Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future.
Bourke Cockran

The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place.
Havelock Ellis

Civilization is the art of living in towns of such size the everyone does not know everyone else.
Julian Jaynes

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde

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

Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.
Oliver Wendall Holmes

Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.
Amos Bronson Alcott

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
William Feather