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The word 'civilization' to my mind is coupled with death. When I use the word, I see civilization as a crippling, thwarting thing, a stultifying thing. For me it was always so. I don't believe in the golden ages, you see... civilization is the arteriosclerosis of culture.
View quotes by Henry Miller

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.
View quotes by Ayn Rand

Evolution made civilization steward of this planet. A hundred thousand years later, the steward stood before evolution not helper but destroyer, not healer but parasite. So evolution withdrew its gift, passed civilization by, rescued the planet from intelligence and handed it to love.
View quotes by Richard Bach

Civilization and its discontents.
View quotes by Joan Riviere

Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.
View quotes by Amos Bronson Alcott

Civilization is what makes you sick.
View quotes by Paul Gauguin

Sex appeal is the keynote of our civilization
View quotes by Henri Bergson

Nations, like individuals, live and die; but civilization cannot die
View quotes by Giuseppe Mazzini

Barbarism recommences by the excess of civilization
View quotes by Alphonse De Lamartine

Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization.
View quotes by Florence Nightingale

Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
View quotes by Alfred North Whitehead

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbour.

View quotes by Arnold Toynbee

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

Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
View quotes by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
View quotes by Ayn Rand

Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.
View quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.
View quotes by Charles Lindbergh

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
View quotes by Bertrand Russell

The world's civilization started from the day on which everyone received reward for labour.
View quotes by Andrew Carnegie

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else
View quotes by Solomon Schechter



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