Civilized Quotes

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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

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

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

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

Isaiah Berlin
Fontenelle was the most civilized man of his time, and indeed of most times.”
Isaiah Berlin, The Roots of Romanticism

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Breath

The heart holds a breath,
A breath that is indivisible.
Yet we rarely take it in,
For we are raised as vegetable.
We are seeking joy here and there,
Yet there's an ocean of it within us.
It's a joy that comes alive when we care,
At the sight of selfishness it disappears.
Intimacy breeds stability and serenity,
But not the one that thrives on body.
Intimacy that's chaste and unifying,
Manifests only in innocent amity.
Human mind is the source of all ascension.
We are the origin of all civilized creation.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

Abhijit Naskar
“I don't obey law, I write them.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“What is civilization? It is a state of love.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Self-absorption is not empowerment, it's sophisticated barbarism.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Holistic hysteria and healthy wholeness are two different things. The former belongs in the stone-age, the latter in a civilized society.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“None can solve the hard problem of inhumanity, you have to solve it from inside out.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Like a bubble in water, the civilized human rises, exists and dissolves in the people.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Human and hate are incompatible.”
Abhijit Naskar, Martyr Meets World: To Solve The Hard Problem of Inhumanity

Abhijit Naskar
“There is no other measure of civilization in this world, other than the measure of a civilized heart.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“The whole world is my responsibility,
Thus speaks the civilized human.
Defy the norm that makes you selfish,
Embodying love's enduring aspiration.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Service alone is truth of the civilized society, all else is truth of the stone-age.”
Abhijit Naskar, Martyr Meets World: To Solve The Hard Problem of Inhumanity

Abhijit Naskar
“When you are unselfish, you are the maker of civilization, when selfish, you are the breaker.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“When inclusion is no longer inclusion, but simply being, that's the awakening of the human being.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“The civilized human stands firm on their conviction and says, I don't obey no etiquette, I don't obey no norm - whatever is civilized is born of me, whatever is human is born of me.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“The task will not be finished till all humans become the personification of civilization.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“Any system that facilitates allegiance to pedigree or popularity is a most disgusting stain upon the honor of a civilized society.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“What is civilized is unselfish.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“The fundamental requirement of a civilized life is the conquest of the world by individual accountability.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“You have to become a lovenut for society, for the society to turn civilized.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Mending our errors to become civilized is not woke, it's human, just like drinking water to stay alive is not woke, it's life.”
Abhijit Naskar, Hometown Human: To Live for Soil and Society

Abhijit Naskar
“The road to a civilized world goes through the dark woods of biases.”
Abhijit Naskar, Hometown Human: To Live for Soil and Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Suits don't make people civilized, if they did, US Capitol would be the most civilized place on earth.”
Abhijit Naskar, Hometown Human: To Live for Soil and Society

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