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Civilization Quotes - Quotations and Proverbs on Civilization

  1. Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor. – Arnold Toynbee
  2. Civilization is limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries. – Mark Twain
  3. Civilization, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication, but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants. This alone promotes real happiness and contentment, and increases the capacity of service. – M. K. Gandhi
  4. Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe. – H. G. Wells
  5. Civilization – the victory of persuasion over force. – Palmer Wright
  6. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them. – Alfred North Whitehead
  7. Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men. – Jane Addams
  8. Civilization is the encouragement of differences. Civilization thus becomes a synonym of democracy. Force, violence, pressure, or compulsion with a view to conformity, is both uncivilized and undemocratic. – M. K. Gandhi
  9. Nations, like individuals, live and die; but civilization cannot die. – Mazzini
  10. Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization. – Eugene v. Debs
  11. Civilization, like empires, fall, not so much because of the strength of the enemy outside as through the weakness and decay within. – Jawaharlal Nehru
  12. The civilization of on e epoch becomes the manure of the next. – Cyril Connolly
  13. There can be no high civilization where there is not ample leisure. – Henry Ward Beecher
  14. The aim of civilization is to make politics superfluous and science and art indispensable. – Arthur Schnitzler
  15. It is only uncivilized world which would worship civilization. – Henry s. Haskins
  16. While civilization is the body, culture is the soul; while civilization is the result of knowledge and great painful researches in diverse fields, culture is the result of wisdom. – Shri Prakash
  17. Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos. – Will Durant
  18. As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines. – Lord Macaulay
  19. The path of civilization is paved with tin cans. – Elbert Hubbard
  20. To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization. – Arnold Toynbee

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