“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
“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.”
“Treat everyone you encounter better than you expect and even hope to be treated.”
“The aim of the liar is simply to charm, to delight, to give pleasure. He is the very basis of civilized society.”
“Civilized society is one huge bourgeoisie: no nobleman dares now shock his greengrocer.”
George Bernard Shaw
“The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.”
“They say with age comes wisdom but the wisdom that you acquire as an old man is really only worth having as a young man.”
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