civilization

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on civilization and death

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on civilization, good, influence, and women

A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by R. Turnbull on age, civilization, conflict, darkness, day, disease, doubt, faith, and intelligence

Doubt is the disease of this inquisitive, restless age. It is the price we pay for our advanced intelligence and civilization-the dim night of our resplendent day. But as the most beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and best.

R. Turnbull

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A Quote by Penelope Hobhouse on civilization, community, control, garden, growth, nature, plants, separation, and spirit

The first western gardens were those in the Mediterranean basin. There in the desert areas stretching from North Africa to the valleys of the Euphrates, the so-called cradle of civilization, where plants were first grown for crops by settled communities, garden enclosures were also constructed. Gardens emphasized the contrast between two separate worlds: the outer one where nature remained awe-inspiringly in control and an inner artificially created sanctuary, a refuge for man and plants from the burning desert, where shade trees and cool canals refreshed the spirit and ensured growth.

Penelope Hobhouse

Source: Gardening Through the Ages, 1992, p. 11.

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A Quote by Paul L. McKay, D.D. on christianity, civilization, cynicism, discovery, inspiration, motivation, pride, and progress

Cynics build no bridges; they make no discoveries; no gaps are spanned by them. Cynics may pride themselves in being realistic in their approach, but progress and the onward march of Christian civilization demand an inspiration and motivation that cynicism never affords. If we want progress we must take the forward look.

Paul L. McKay

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on civilization, community, discontent, people, and reason

Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilization.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1891

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on america, civilization, and country

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on authority, birth, civilization, economics, freedom, injustice, labor, life, limitations, order, time, and world

Every attempt, by whatever authority, to fix a maximum of productive labor by a given worker in a given time is an unjust restriction upon his freedom and a limitation of his right to make the most of himself in order that he may rise in the scale of the social and economic order in which he lives. The notion that all human beings born into this world enter at birth into a definite social and economic classification, in which classification they must remain permanently through life, is wholly false and fatal to a progressive civilization.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on age, children, civilization, god, humility, men, men and women, names, nobility, past, people, suffering, truth, and women

Most of these people will never make the headlines and their names will not appear in Who's Who. Yet when years have rolled past and when the blazing light of truth is focused on this marvelous age in which we live - men and women will know and children will be taught that we have a finer land, a better people, a more noble civilization - because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness' sake.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (Dec 1964)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on civilization, death, men, nations, and spirituality

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love, 1963.

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