“Civilized society is one huge bourgeoisie: no nobleman dares now shock his greengrocer.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Treat everyone you encounter better than you expect and even hope to be treated.”
“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
“The aim of the liar is simply to charm, to delight, to give pleasure. He is the very basis of civilized society.”
“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
“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.”
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