civilization

A Quote by Christian Gauss on civilization, facts, force, god, good, humanity, religion, science, and suffering

Any God who is to be of any use to civilization, to suffering humanity, or to religion must have in some way or other some at least of the attributes not of a substance or of a force but of a person. He must be interested as science is not in good and beautiful and holy. . . . Let us face the facts and admit as some do not that there are some services to civilization which science cannot render.

Christian Gauss

Source: The Threat of Science included in The College Book of Essays

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. on animals, challenge, civilization, clarity, discovery, knowledge, life, men, plants, progress, quality, and science

Is civilization progress? The challenge, I think, is clear; and, as clearly, the final answer will be given not by our amassing of knowledge, or by the discoveries of our science, or by the speed of our aircraft, but by the effect of our civilized activities as a whole have upon the quality of our planet's life-the life of plants and animals as that of men.

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

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A Quote by Brian Wilson Aldiss on civilization

Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.

Brian Aldiss (1925 -)

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A Quote by Billy Graham on civilization, home, integrity, and rest

The foundations of civilization are no stronger and no more enduring than the corporate integrity of the homes on which they rest. If the home deteriorates, civilization will crumble and fall.

Billy Graham (1918 - 1995)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on civilization, leisure, people, and present

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bernard de Voto on achievement, america, civilization, destiny, life, and stability

New England is a finished place. Its destiny is that of Florence or Venice, not Milan while the American empire careens onward toward its unpredicted end. . . . It is the first American section to be finished to achieve stability in the conditions of its life. It is the first old civilization, the first permanent civilization in America.

Bernard de Voto (1897 - 1955)

Source: New England: There She Stands. In Harper's Magazine, March 1932

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A Quote by Benoîte Groult on art, civilization, cooking, food, inventions, life, losing, and pleasure

If we don't watch out, the pleasure o be gained from the discriminating enjoyment of food will be lost. It may not be long before the art of fine cooking is viewed as the invention of a handful of snobs. . . . A whole aspect of living well, of civilization itself, is threatened with extinction.

Benoite Groult

Source: “La Mer á la Cuisine” in Loaves & Wishes

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on civilization, improvement, mankind, and security

The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on civilization and men

Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: The Fountainhead (1943)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on civilization, existence, laws, men, privacy, progress, and society

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 (1905 - 1982)

Source: The Fountainhead (1943)

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