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“I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.”
“If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.”
“What a commentary on civilization, when being alone is being suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it - like a secret vice”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“It is Hell, of course, that makes priests powerful, not Heaven, for after thousands of years of so-called civilization fear remains the one common denominator of mankind”
Henry Louis Mencken
“My idea of our civilization is that it is a shoddy, poor thing and full of cruelties, vanities, arrogances, meannesses and hypocrisies”
“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.”
“A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.”
“We will never be an advanced civilization as long as rain showers can delay the launching of a space rocket”
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