“The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation.”
“Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none”
“There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character”
Henry Louis Mencken
“The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There can be no high civility without a deep morality”
“Without adventure civilization is in full decay”
Alfred North Whitehead
“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.”
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