Civil Quotes

The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it des...

The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization.โ€ โ€• Robert Anton Wilson
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"America is the only country that we...

"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." - Oscar Wilde
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โ€œTheir morals, their code; it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. The...

โ€œTheir morals, their code; it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. You'll see- I'll show you. When the chips are down these, uh, civilized people? They'll eat each otherโ€-Joker, The Dark Knight.
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All our lauded technological progress, our ...

All our lauded technological progress, our very civilization, is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal. - Albert Einstein
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Thereโ€™s no way to have a civil dis...

Thereโ€™s no way to have a civil discussion when people canโ€™t agree on whatโ€™s true and what isnโ€™t. โ€”Jerry Large
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"We'll sum it up in one sentence: mechanical ci...

"We'll sum it up in one sentence: mechanical civilization has just reached its final degree of savagery." โ€” Albert Camus on the bombing of Hiroshima
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The strength of a civilization is not measu...

The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them. GENE RODDENBERRY.
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โ€œThis place, ainโ€™t no such thing as civilized. I...

โ€œThis place, ainโ€™t no such thing as civilized. Itโ€™s man so in love with greed...He has forgotten himself and found only appetites.โ€ -Dutch van der Linde
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โ€œI'm not sure about automobiles, with a...

โ€œI'm not sure about automobiles, with all their speed forward they may be a step backward in civilizationโ€ - Booth Tarkington
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You can't say civilization don...

You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way. ~Will Rogers
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"Every generation of western civil...

"Every generation of western civilization is invaded by barbarians - we call them 'children'" - Hannah Arendt
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Civilization will reach maturity only...

Civilization will reach maturity only when it learns to value diversity of character and of ideas. ...Arthur C. Clarke
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"Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There h...

"Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping, and unintelligent." -- H. L. Mencken
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"For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a sus...

"For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it." -- Smedley Butler
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โ€œThere are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday...

โ€œThere are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.โ€ โ€”Bill Hicks
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"All wars are civil wa...

"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers." FRANCOIS FENELON
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โ€œCivilization is only savagery ...

โ€œCivilization is only savagery silver-gilt.โ€ Excerpt From 'Allan Quatermain' by Henry Rider Haggard
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โ€œGod made men, Samuel Col...

โ€œGod made men, Samuel Colt made them equal, and John Browning made them civilizedโ€
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"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involve...

"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility" ~ Sigmund Freud (from the book "Civilization and Its Discontents")
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Trees cannot survive without Roots and ...

Trees cannot survive without Roots and Leaves. Civilizations cannot survive without Culture and Tradition. ~Infinite Radius
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โ€œCivilization is t...

โ€œCivilization is the history of conspiracy.โ€ - Edward Snowden
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"One of the indictments of civilizations i...

"One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person." โ€” William Feather
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"The world is littered wit...

"The world is littered with the ruins of civilizations that thought they were eternal"
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โ€œThe West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather ...

โ€œThe West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.โ€ โ€• Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
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โ€œI think the first prerequisite t...

โ€œI think the first prerequisite to civilization is an ability to make polite conversation.โ€ -- W. H. Auden
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"Men become civilized, not in proportion to...

"Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt." (H. L. Mencken)
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"Freedom, the fatuous jingle of our civilization. ...

"Freedom, the fatuous jingle of our civilization. But only those of us deprived of it have an inkling of what it really is." - Timothy Cavendish, Cloud Atlas
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"Civilization is a failure. We n...

"Civilization is a failure. We need to think what we can do together in love and peace." -Serj Tankian
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"If a superior alien civilization sent us a message saying, "We'll arrive in a few d...

"If a superior alien civilization sent us a message saying, "We'll arrive in a few decades," would we just reply, "OK, call us when you get here โ€“ we'll leave the lights on"? Probably not โ€“ but this is more or less what is happening with AI." -Stephen Hawking
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"Persons who commit murder and other crimes of personal...

"Persons who commit murder and other crimes of personal violence often do not premeditate their crimes." โ€” American Civil Liberties Union, The Case Against the Death Penalty
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"Every prophet has to come from civilization, but every prophet has to go into the wilderness. ...

"Every prophet has to come from civilization, but every prophet has to go into the wilderness. He must have a strong impression of a complex society and all that it has to give, and then he must serve periods of isolation and meditation. This is the process by which psychic dynamite is made."
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." - Nikola Tesla
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"I marched for civil rights with Dr. King in 1963, long before Hollywood found it accept...

"I marched for civil rights with Dr. King in 1963, long before Hollywood found it acceptable I may say, but when I told an audience last year that white pride is just as valid as black pride or red pride, or anyone else's pride, they called me a racist." - Charlton Heston
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"One eternal engine of thought for one kilogram of mass-energy" โ€• Isaac Arth...

"One eternal engine of thought for one kilogram of mass-energy" โ€• Isaac Arthur, Civilizations at the End of Time: Iron Stars (the theory that 6 * 10^34 people can be simulated per kilogram of matter with reversible computing...forever)
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"When we know that to take care of one life we have to take care of all lifeโ€”and that life includ...

"When we know that to take care of one life we have to take care of all lifeโ€”and that life includes what we say, how we act, what we do, and what we honorโ€”that is the beginning of the sacred embodiment that leads to true civilization." โ€”Paul Hawken Interview by Clark Strand, "Movement with No Name"
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The last line of lyrics from the...

The last line of lyrics from the song โ€˜Civil Warโ€™ by Guns Nโ€™ Roses; โ€œWhats so civil about war anyway?โ€
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"Civilization is the process ...

"Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite." โ€” Oliver Wendell Holmes
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โ€œIt goes without saying that a civilization which leaves so large a n...

โ€œIt goes without saying that 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.โ€ โ€• Sigmund Freud
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"In our advanced state of civilization and relative existential comfort as a species, we should r...

"In our advanced state of civilization and relative existential comfort as a species, we should remember to now expedite our evolutionary process and control it. We must push the boundaries of what it means to be human, venture into places unknown, and continue Nature's imperative." - Ravi Silari
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"The worst thing happened to y...

"The worst thing happened to you that could happen to any fighter. You got civilized." - Rocky III
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"No society can call itself civilise...

"No society can call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means." - Nye Bevan
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"We are born charming, fresh and spontan...

"We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society." โ€” Judith Martin
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Islam is a replacement theology. I...

Islam is a replacement theology. It takes over civilizations it does not coexist, it subjugates. Michael Pine
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"But beauty has its own laws, inconsistent with Christian morality. As a woman...

"But beauty has its own laws, inconsistent with Christian morality. As a woman, I feel free to protest that men today are pilloried for something that was rational and honorable in Greece at the height of its civilization." - Camille Paglia
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"We carry a sensitive cargo, below the waterline. Ticking like a time bomb, wit...

"We carry a sensitive cargo, below the waterline. Ticking like a time bomb, with a primitive design. Behind the finer feelings - this civilized veneer, the heart of a lonely hunter guards a dangerous frontier." ~Neil Peart (Rush - Lock and Key)
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"When we lose the capacity of getting outraged over the atr...

"When we lose the capacity of getting outraged over the atrocities suffered by others, we also lose the right of considering ourselves civilized human beings". - Vladimir Herzog's tomb
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"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books...

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." - Barbara Tuchman
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โ€œThe future is the place of all potential monsters. The problem is how do you exi...

โ€œThe future is the place of all potential monsters. The problem is how do you exist in a world full of monsters. You have to be monstrous enough to contend with the monsters but civilized enough so that youโ€™re not a monster yourselfโ€ - Jordan Peterson
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"Package the demise of a civilizatio...

"Package the demise of a civilization as entertainment, and it shall be consumed as entertainment" - Rudolf P Belmar
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"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The s...

"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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Put CIVIL back...

Put CIVIL back into CIVILization - Faith Lynella
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The purpose of a writer is...

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. Albert Camus
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