A Quote by Jeremy Seabrook on civilization, people, fun, western, and purpose

To provide its happy people with perpetual fun is now the deepest purpose of Western civilization.

Jeremy Seabrook

Source: Third World Network

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A Quote by David Rains Wallace on civilization, wilderness, human mind, and unexplored

Civilization no longer needs to open up wilderness; it needs wilderness to open up the still largely unexplored human mind.

David Rains Wallace

Source: The dark Range

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A Quote by Janov Pelorat on civilization, advance, exercise, and privacy

It seems to me, Golan, that the advance of civilization is nothing but an exercise in the limiting of privacy.

Janov Pelorat

Source: Asimov's Foundation's Edge

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A Quote by Cyril Connolly on civilization, epoch, and manure

The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

Source: The Unquiet Grave (1948).

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A Quote by Thom Hartmann on sunlight, sun, energy, earth, and civilization

It all starts with sunlight.

Sunlight pours energy on the Earth, and the energy gets converted from one form to another, in an endless cycle of life, death, and renewal. Some of the sunlight got stored underground, which has provided us with a tremendous "savings account" of energy on which we can draw. Our civilization has developed a vast thirst for this energy, as we've built billions and billions of machines large and small that all depend on fuel and electricity.

Thom Hartmann

Source: The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation

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A Quote by Samuel P. Huntington on western, dangerous, world, war, west, soviet union, asian, muslim, civilization, and dominance

Western universals is dangerous to the world because it could lead to a major intercivilizational war between core states and it is dangerous to the West because it could lead to defeat of the West. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Westerners see their civilization in a position of unparalleled dominance, while at the same time weaker Asian, Muslim, and other societies are beginning to gain strength.

Samuel Huntington

Source: The Clash of the Civilizations, p310

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on justice, progress, mankind, christ, enlightened, sublime, civilization, french revolution, and society

Justice has its anger, my lord Bishop, and the wrath of justice is an element of progress. Whatever else may be said of it, the French Revolution was the greatest step forward by mankind since the coming of Christ. It was unfinished, I agree, but still it was sublime. It released the untapped springs of society; it softened hearts, appeased, tranquilized, enlightened, and set flowing through the world the tides of civilization. It was good. The French Revolution was the anointing of humanity.

Victor Hugo

Source: Les Misérables, pt. 1, bk. 1, ch. 10 (1862).

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A Quote by Thor Heyerdahl on civilization, world, survival, western civilization, planet, and culture

This world has seen a great many civilizations.  And many of them have survived for longer periods than ours up to the present.  They were all as sure as we are today of having founded the first eternal civilization.  We today differ from them in having our western civilization spread to embrace the entire planet, leaving no room on any continent for any other culture to take over if we fail.

Thor Heyerdahl

Source: Green Was the Earth on the Seventh Day

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A Quote by Jack Vance on civilization, experience, ideas, abstraction, symbol, and convention

You used the word "civilization", which means a set of abstractions, symbols, conventions. Experience tends to be vicarious; emotions are predigested and electrical; ideas become more real than things.

Jack Vance

Source: The Gray Prince

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on coal, power, civilization, and black diamond

Coal lay in ledges under the ground since the Flood, until a laborer with pick and windlass brings it to the surface. We may well call it black diamonds. Every basket is power and civilization. For coal is a portable climate.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life, 1860.

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