Quotes of Civic

“ Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ For to me every sort of peace with the citizens seemed to be of more service than civil war. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Not Philip, but Phillip's gold, took the cities of Greece. ”

- Plutarch

“ Everywhere outside New York City is Bridgeport, Connecticut. ”

- Fred Allen

“ The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America, too. ”

- Hermann Hagedorn

“ Civilians, then, are the key to the terrorists strategy. They kill civilians, and more often than not, they hide behind them — hoping that the prospect of more innocent deaths will help them escape retribution. ”

- Benjamin Netanyahu

“ This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are. ”

- Plato

“ What we have now is a university town grafted onto a declining industrial city. The standard of living here is not going to be as great. ”

- James Connolly

“ My dad was the town drunk. Most of the time that's not so bad; but New York City? ”

- Henry Youngman

“ It will not be enough to rely on experts. Ordinary citizens must become experts too. It will take public opinion on a wide scale to ensure that world leaders act. ”

- Mikhail Gorbachev

“ Any attempt to reform the university without attending to the system of which it is an integral part is like trying to do urban renewal in New York City from the twelfth story up. ”

- Ivan Illich

“ We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn't do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate. ”

- Jeremy Rifkin

“ There were only two other Chinese families in this town of 25,000, but to our parents, the determining factor was the quality of the public school system. ”

- Steven Chu

“ It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense, and in the most honorable manner. ”

- Edward Everett

“ A citizen of no mean city. ”

- Bible

“ These manly sentiments, in private life, make good citizens; in public life, the patriot and the hero. ”

- James Otis

“ I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city. ”

- Pat Robertson

“ I don't think we would be. I think it'd be scientists and farmers and such. ”

- Nicolas Cage

“ In other words, New York has gone all suburban and bourgeois on us. ”

- Joe Bob Briggs

“ While the citizens have a vested interest in the city following up on this, the citizens have other, greater interests. ”

- Robert Greene

“ That's what they do in Argentina. Have a little wine and talk. Then have some coffee and talk. Then, go back to the wine. ”

- Grace Jones

“ Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile! ”

- Kurt Vonnegut

“ Say what you will about him Ed Koch is still the best show in town. ”

- Pete Hamill

“ The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy. ”

- Charles de Montesquieu

“ Voting is a civic sacrament. ”

- Theodore Hesburgh

“ The freedoms that people have that flow from all civic institutions fundamentally come from the success of a market system. ”

- Lee R. Raymond

“ Science, which is not so attached to 'truth' as it once was, ut more to immediate 'effectiveness', is now drifting towards a decline, it's civic fall from grace. ”

- Paul Virilio

“ If Mike Dukakis were an automobile, he'd be a Honda Civic. Compact, efficient, reliable-short on style but long on utility. ”

- Ralph Whitehead Jr.

“ He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man. ”

- Marshall McLuhan
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