The World

The world is a common name for the whole of human civilization, or for the planet Earth and all life upon it. In terms such as world map and world climate, world is used in the sense detached from human culture or civilization, referring to the planet Earth physically.

In a philosophical context the term may refer to the whole of the physical Universe, or an ontological world, described by Martin Heidegger as world disclosure.

In a theological context, world usually refers to the material or the profane sphere, as opposed to the celestial, spiritual, transcendent or sacred. The "end of the world

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Augustine of Hippo
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
St. Augustine

Oscar Wilde
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.
Oscar Wilde

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