Civil Quotes

Quotes tagged as "civil" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Edward R. Murrow
“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.”
Edward R. Murrow

Francis Bacon
“Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not; but superstition dismounts all these, and erecteth an absolute monarchy in the minds of men. Therefore atheism did never perturb states; for it makes men wary of themselves, as looking no further: and we see the times inclined to atheism (as the time of Augustus Cæsar) were civil times. But superstition hath been the confusion of many states, and bringeth in a new primum mobile, that ravisheth all the spheres of government. The master of superstition is the people; and in all superstition wise men follow fools; and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reversed order.”
Francis Bacon

Vera Nazarian
“Passion and courtesy are two polar opposite traits that serve to balance each other into a full-blooded whole.

Without socialization, passion is a crude barbarian, and without passion, the elegant and polite are dead.

Allow both passion and courtesy into your life in equal measure, and be complete.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Martin Luther King Jr.
“The non-violent resistor not only avoids external, physical violence, but he avoids internal violence of spirit. He not only refuses to shoot his opponent, but he refuses to hate him. And he stands with understanding, goodwill at all times.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Ana Claudia Antunes
“The weakest ones are the wickedest cruel
When the strongest ones in gentleness rule!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Witches Of Avignon

Jonathan Haidt
“The president is the high priest of what sociologist Robert Bellah calls the 'American civil religion.' The president must invoke the name of God (though not Jesus), glorify America's heroes and history,quote its sacred texts (the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution), and perform the transubstantiation of pluribus unum.”
Jonathan Haidt

Stephen Crane
“The ranks opened covertly to avoid the corpse. The invulnerable dead man forced a way for himself. The youth looked keenly at the ashen face. The wind raised the tawny beard. It moved as if a hand were stroking it. He vaguely desired to walk around and around the body and stare; the impulse of the living to try to read in dead eyes the answer to the Question.”
Stephen Crane - The Red Badget of Courage

Jane Austen
“The conversation soon turned upon fishing, and she heard Mr. Darcy invite him, with the greatest civility, to fish there as often as he chose while he continued in the neighbourhood, offering at the same time to supply him with fishing tackle, and pointing out those parts of the stream where there was usually most sport. Mrs. Gardiner, who was walking arm in arm with Elizabeth, gave her a look expressive of her wonder. Elizabeth said nothing, but it gratified her exceedingly; the compliment must be all for herself. Her astonishment, however, was extreme; and continually was she repeating, "Why is he so altered? From what can it proceed? It cannot be for me, it cannot be for my sake that his manners are thus softened. My reproofs at Hunsford could not work such a change as this. It is impossible that he should still love me.”
Jane Austen

علی‌اکبر دهخدا
“در حکومت‌های عادله، یعنی حکومت‌های مشروطه و جمهوری، مبنای حکومت‌ها بر تقواست.
تقوای دینی نه، تقوای مدنی.ـ”
علی‌اکبر دهخدا, (مقالات دهخدا (جلد یکم

“It is important for the children of God to know their active civil position in critical times in their country”
Sunday Adelaja

Monet Polny
“Hello fake Everett children.”
Monet Polny, The Lincoln Spy

Dave Eggers
“I was trying to make the web more civil. I was trying to make it more elegant. I got rid of anonymity. I combined a thousand disparate elements into one unified system. But I didn’t picture a world where Circle membership was mandatory, where all government and all life was channeled through one network.”
Dave Eggers, The Circle

“If every Christian will have an active civil position, he can become a reformer in his country”
Sunday Adelaja

John R. Dallas Jr.
“Civility is not a specific code of behavior as much as it is a call to unrelenting preemptive thought, and steady effort to care about influence on others.”
John R. Dallas Jr., We Need to Have a Word: Words of Wisdom, Courage and Patience for Work, Home and Everywhere

“Our active civil position will lead us to the manifestation of the glory of God in our nation”
Sunday Adelaja

“An active civil position makes a Christian strong as the image of God”
Sunday Adelaja

“If you are born of God, your civil position will be proactive because only active people can be winners”
Sunday Adelaja

“Because of fear, people who have civil rights can’t use them”
Sunday Adelaja

“Our civil position should not depend on the tests and problems we go through”
Sunday Adelaja

Dada Bhagwan
“Criminal’ pompousness will not do; ‘civil’ pompousness is acceptable.”
Dada Bhagwan

Christina Engela
“This was true, she knew. Being involved with him gave her the privileged position of knowing him intimately. There were nights when he would wake up sweating, the nightmares returning out of the blue after a peaceful period sometimes weeks long. Growing up in the middle of a fierce civil war could indelibly mark a child. To Mykl, birthdays were always just another year under the belt, where the only reason to celebrate was that you weren’t dead yet. She took his hand, squeezed it tight and led him inside.”
Christina Engela, Dead Beckoning

Steven Magee
“The western world is a dishonest society of non-disclosure agreements, cash for silence, and the illegal removal of civil rights from those in the know.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Law enforcement ignoring crimes reported to them by the public is an illegal activity that they routinely engage in.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The hallmarks of a dishonest society are cash for silence, non-disclosure agreements and the illegal removal of rights of those in the know.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The police do a great job of shafting the general public.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Once you have realized that law enforcement are not going to uphold your legal rights, you should always exercise your legal right to silence in their presence.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Once you have realized that law enforcement are not going to uphold your legal rights, you should recognize that making a emergency phone call is a hazardous activity to engage in.”
Steven Magee