civilization

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on belief and civilization

INVENTOR, n. A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers, and springs, and believes it civilization.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Allen E. Claxton, DD on brothers, civilization, cooperation, dependence, earth, god, justice, mercy, nature, peace, truth, world, and worship

God has a plan of justice, mercy, truth, cooperation and brotherhood which will bring peace upon this earth. As we worship God these qualities become part of our nature and we become fit inhabitants of the world God created. Human beings should worship God not alone to show their allegiance and dependence upon their Creator, but to absorb from Him the essential qualities of a permanent civilization.

Allen E. Claxton

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on civilization and society

The major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on civilization and thinking

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations that we can perform without thinking about them.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on books, civilization, habits, opposites, people, and thinking

It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: An Introduction to Mathematics.

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on adventure, art, beauty, civilization, peace, society, and truth

A general definition of civilization: a civilized society is exhibiting the fine qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art, peace.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alexandra York on ancestry, civilization, earth, individuality, liberty, life, mind, needs, and reason

Unlike most heritages, Western civilization is not primarily a geographical place or a genetic bloodline. It is a state of mind. No matter where on earth one was born, to become heir to Western civilization's ancestry, one need only pledge allegiance to reason and individual liberty-the civilized, life-affirming values that represent the "West at its best."

Alexandra York

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on civilization, contempt, mistakes, and music

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on atoms, belief, books, civilization, earth, fighting, men, people, thinking, and war

. . . I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two thirds of the people of the earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: the Atlantic Monthly, Nov. 1945

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A Quote by Agnes Repplier on civilization and people

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.

Agnes Repplier (1855 - 1950)

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