Civilized Quotes

Quotes tagged as "civilized" (showing 1-30 of 51)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

James Connolly
“It would be well to realize that the talk of ‘humane methods of warfare’, of the ‘rules of civilized warfare’, and all such homage to the finer sentiments of the race are hypocritical and unreal, and only intended for the consumption of stay-at-homes. There are no humane methods of warfare, there is no such thing as civilized warfare; all warfare is inhuman, all warfare is barbaric; the first blast of the bugles of war ever sounds for the time being the funeral knell of human progress… What lover of humanity can view with anything but horror the prospect of this ruthless destruction of human life. Yet this is war: war for which all the jingoes are howling, war to which all the hopes of the world are being sacrificed, war to which a mad ruling class would plunge a mad world.”
James Connolly

George Meredith
“I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.”
George Meredith, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel

Alexander von Humboldt
“While we maintain the unity of the human species, we at the same time repel the depressing assumption of superior and inferior races of men. There are nations more susceptible of cultivation, more highly civilized, more ennobled by mental cultivation than others—but none in themselves nobler than others.”
Alexander von Humboldt, Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe: Part One, 1858

Thomas Lynch
“The flush toilet, more than any single invention, has 'civilized' us in a way that religion and law could never accomplish.”
Thomas Lynch, The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade

Mervyn Peake
“Civilized people don't feel.”
Mervyn Peake, Complete Nonsense

Gail Carriger
“As with most things in life, Lady Maccon preferred the civilized exterior to the dark underbelly (with the exception of pork products, of course.)”
Gail Carriger, Heartless

Abhijit Naskar
“Two married partners do not just live with each other, they live in each other, neurologically speaking.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“When two people fall in love, they not only give up their genuine authority over their own lives, but also, they become mutual authorities of the collective life that they build together.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We, in the interest of the so-called progress, have been persuaded to leave the production and at times the cooking of our food to companies whose owners and employees make a living by exploiting our busyness or laziness and our innate hunger to continue living.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Abhijit Naskar
“A healthy world is made of healthy nations. A healthy nation is made of healthy families. And a healthy family can only be raised on the foundation of a monogamous relationship.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“The more we humanize the society, the more we will become humans.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“What is the point of having a civilization, if we do not practice being civilized!”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

“Elephants will never abandon their friends or family, but man does.
I guess that's what makes us civilized.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Christina Henry
“Yes, because it’s obviously better if you beat each other to death with rocks instead of stabbing each other like civilized human beings,” Sal muttered, looking away.”
Christina Henry, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook

Abhijit Naskar
“Civilized are not those who never make mistakes – civilized are those who learn from their mistakes instead of trying to justify them.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“What is the point of being humans, if our actions scream with more bestiality than humanity!”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“A healthy marriage acts as the vessel of wellbeing and stability for both partners as well as the children.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“Arise, my friend – the world is wailing for kindness – it is wailing for compassion – it is wailing for love.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

“The world is a giant zoo.
The trouble is,
not all of the animals are civilized.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Greed is a contagious mental illness without which civilization as we know it would not have been possible.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Abhijit Naskar
“Humanity is not a word my friend. It is a symbol – a symbol of hope – a symbol of wisdom – yet this very symbol has become disgraced by our faults and deluded justification of mistakes.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“Civilization lies in the mind, not in attire or books.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human

“Civilization’ is just a word! There is a touch of indirect ‘racism’ in it. It unjustly means that the primitive people were ‘uncivilized’, ‘bad’, ‘brutal’, ‘barbaric’ etc. Being primitive was as civilized as being modern is! The ancient ‘time’ was THE civilization-moment for the people then as the present time is for us now! As we should not hate other cultures, similarly we should not hate the ancient civilization. Most importantly, we would never exist if those so-called primitive people were not here on earth!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Abhijit Naskar
“Cheating is an innate evolutionarily programmed desire, especially in men, but it is not a desire that cannot be controlled.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Tracey Bond
“Regardless of how people divide people by color, social code, and category, the equality of one human being to the next (civilized or otherwise) is a tethered-rope of human emotions; most are born with them taut, some learn to twist them, and still others fight daily to keep theirs from unravelling.”
Tracey Bond

Abhijit Naskar
“A human is the one, who would give up a thousand Cleopatras to be with the person he or she loves.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

“Man was more civilized when he was an animal.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Abhijit Naskar
“Conscience should be the controlling mental faculty of a wise and civilized species, if it is to make progress without getting ripped apart into tiny little pieces.”
Abhijit Naskar, Conscience over Nonsense

Ljupka Cvetanova
“People are savages. Their civilized behaviour is only a conditioned response.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

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