Quotes About Western Civilization

Quotes tagged as "western-civilization" (showing 1-30 of 43)
Mahatma Gandhi
“(When asked what he thought of Western civilization): 'I think it would be a good idea.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Terence McKenna
“Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet.”
Terence McKenna

Samuel P. Huntington
“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion […] but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.”
Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Samuel P. Huntington
“Some Westerners […] have argued that the West does not have problems with Islam but only with violent Islamist extremists. Fourteen hundred years of history demonstrate otherwise.”
Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Tiffany Madison
“Women's liberation is one thing, but the permeation of anti-male sentiment in post-modern popular culture - from our mocking sitcom plots to degrading commercial story lines - stands testament to the ignorance of society. Fair or not, as the lead gender that never requested such a role, the historical male reputation is quite balanced.

For all of their perceived wrongs, over centuries they've moved entire civilizations forward, nurtured the human quest for discovery and industry, and led humankind from inconvenient darkness to convenient modernity. Navigating the chessboard that is human existence is quite a feat, yet one rarely acknowledged in modern academia or media. And yet for those monumental achievements, I love and admire the balanced creation that is man for all his strengths and weaknesses, his gifts and his curses. I would venture to say that most wise women do.”
Tiffany Madison

Samuel P. Huntington
“In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous.”
Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Samuel P. Huntington
“Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards. The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power.”
Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel P. Huntington
“Becoming a modern society is about industrialization, urbanization, and rising levels of literacy, education, and wealth. The qualities that make a society Western, in contrast, are special: the classical legacy, Christianity, the separation of church and state, the rule of law, civil society.”
Samuel P. Huntington

Rabindranath Tagore
“It is not easy to get rid of weeds; but it is easy, by a process of neglect, to ruin your food crops and let them revert to their primitive state of wildness. [...] In political civilization, the state is an abstraction and the relationship of men utilitarian. Because it has no roots in sentiments, it is so dangerously easy to handle. Half a century has been enough for you to master this machine; and there are men among you, whose fondness for it exceeds their love for the living ideals which were born with the birth of your nation and nursed in your centuries. It is like a child who in the excitement of his play imagines he likes his playthings better than his mother.”
Rabindranath Tagore, The English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore, Vol 3: A Miscellany

Emil Cioran
“The "west"-what curse has fallen upon it that at the term of its trajectory it produces only these businessmen, these shopkeepers, these racketeers with their blank stares and atrophied smiles... is it with such vermin as this that a civilization so delicate and so complex must come to an end?”
Emil Cioran

Thomas E. Woods Jr.
“The father of Egyptology was Father Athanasius Kircher.”
Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Jay Griffiths
“And we were taught to play golf. Golf epitomizes the tame world. On a golf course nature is neutered. The grass is clean, a lawn laundry that wipes away the mud, the insect, the bramble, nettle and thistle, an Eezy-wipe lawn where nothing of life, dirty and glorious, remains. Golf turns outdoors into indoors, a prefab mat of stultified grass, processed, pesticided, herbicided, the pseudo-green of formica sterility. Here, the grass is not singing. The wind cannot blow through it. Dumb expression, greenery made stupid, it hums a bland monotone in the key of the mono-minded. No word is emptier than a golf tee. No roots, it has no known etymology, it is verbal nail polish. Worldwide, golf is an arch act of enclosure, a commons fenced and subdued for the wealthy, trampling serf and seedling. The enemy of wildness, it is a demonstration of the absolute dominion of man over wild nature.”
Jay Griffiths, Wild: An Elemental Journey

Steven Magee
“We live in truly unbelievable times. Autism is an epidemic in most western
countries, western governments are nothing more than corrupt corporations, and corporations are
routinely suppressing information regarding the toxicity of many common household items. The result
is that many people are unnecessarily suffering from easily preventable developmental problems,
sickness and cancer.”
Steven Magee

John Burdett
“The great weakness of the West is that it has nothing with which to inspire loyalty except wealth. But what is wealth? Another washing machine, a bigger car, a nicer house to live in? Not much to feed the spirit in all that.”
John Burdett

Thomas E. Woods Jr.
“Jesuits so dominated the study of earthquakes that seismology became known as 'the Jesuit Science.”
Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Benjamin Fulford
“Western Civilization was responsible for a paradigm shift in history. It created the industrial and scientific revolutions that enabled the birth of a transportation, communications and knowledge revolution unprecedented in the 5 billion year history of this planet. Unfortunately this revolution took place amidst a moral vacuum at the very top of the power structure. It is as if a three year old child had been given control over both a candy story and a shotgun. He was able to use the shotgun to get all the candy he wanted but he had no idea what to do next. Whenever somebody tried to tell him too much candy was bad for him, he shot the person who said that.”
Benjamin Fulford

Ramez Naam
“The world has a very serious problem, my friend' Shiva went on. 'Poor children still die by their millions. Westerners and the global rich -- like me -- live in post-scarcity society, while a billion people struggle to get enough to eat. And we're pushing the planet towards a tipping point, where the corals die and the forests burn and life becomes much, much harder. We have the resources to solve those problems, even now, but politics and economics and nationalism all get in the way. If we could access all those minds, though...”
Ramez Naam, Crux

Thomas E. Woods Jr.
“Father Roger Boscovich is often credited as the father of modern atomic theory.”
Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Thomas E. Woods Jr.
“The first person to measure the rate of acceleration of a free falling body was Father Giambattista Riccioli.”
Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Thomas E. Woods Jr.
“Father Nicholas Steno, is often identified as the father of geology.”
Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Viet Thanh Nguyen
“While I was critical of many things when it came to so-called Western civilization, cleavage was not one of them.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

“[T]he West did not invent slavery; the West ended slavery.”
Pat Buchanan

Thomas E. Woods Jr.
“It was Francisco de Vitoria, a Catholic priest and professor, who earned the title of father of international law.”
Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Richard Flanagan
“Tracker Marks was of a different opinion. Though he seemed more white than a white man, he had no time for their ways. For him his dress, his deportment was no different than staying downwind in the shadows of trees when hunting, blending into the world of those he hunted, rather than standing out from it. Once he had excelled at the emu dance & the kangaroo dance; then his talent led him to the whitefella dance, only now no-one was left of his tribe to stand around the fire & laugh & praise his talent for observation & stealthy imitation.

The whites have no law, he told Capois Death, no dreaming. Their way of life made no sense whatsoever. Still, he did not hate them or despise them. They were stupid beyond belief, but they had a power, & somehow their stupidity & their power were, in Tracker Marks’s mind, inextricably connected. But how? he asked Capois Death. How can power & ignorance sleep together? Questions to which Capois Death had no answer.”
Richard Flanagan

Richard John Neuhaus
“The propensity to say and do dumb things, and even wicked things, is simply part of human nature. One can blame the Church or Christianity for such things only on the thoroughly unwarranted assumption that Christianity claims to have abolished human nature. The truth is that Christianity, and the Catholic Church in particular, is the mother of Western civilization, with all it strengths and weaknesses, including its frequently exaggerated penchant for self-criticism. Like others who know what it is to be a mother, she is not surprised, although sometimes disappointed, when she is blamed for everything and thanked for nothing.”
Richard John Neuhaus

John Gray
“Western though is fixated on the gap between what is and what ought to be.”
John Gray, Perros de paja/ Straw Dogs: Reflexiones Sobre Los Humanos Y Otros Animales/ Reflections About Humans and Other Animals

Iain M. Banks
“Theirs is a civilization of deprivation; ours of finely balanced satisfaction ever teetering on the brink of excess.”
Iain M. Banks, The State of the Art

Sushil Singh
“i m tune with WEST but everything Also Found In EAST”
Sushil Singh

Steven Magee
“Girls should be taught at school that giving birth to an unnaturally over-sized western baby that no longer fits down the birth canal may lead to a multitude of long term health problems.”
Steven Magee

Rick Remender
“Shit, man, democracy failed before it started.

Who thought it was a good idea to let the masses of fucktards decide anything?

[Guess I've got more faith in people.]

People? The election of 2044 -- Curls Bellberry, a boy band presidency on the platform that the Earth is flat and that he'd nuke New York to save Social Security. There's a good reason he was the last president.

Problem with letting people pick a leader is they gravitate towards confident sociopaths no matter how stupid they are.

It's the perception of qualification that fools people.

At least by having corporate executives rule us we get folks who are good at business.

Life hurts, the world is fucked, and that's not going to change. . .”
Rick Remender, Tokyo Ghost, Volume Two: Come Join Us

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