Quotes of Civilised

“ The permissive society has been allowed to become a dirty phrase. A better phrase is the civilised society. ”

- Roy Jenkins

“ Since I became chairman, I've tried to turn EFF into civil liberties and responsibilities. ”

- Esther Dyson

“ Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Wine is the most civilized thing in the world. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation. ”

- Edison Haines

“ Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old. ”

- Rudyard Kipling

“ A civil servant doesn't make jokes. ”

- Eugene Ionesco

“ We're here celebrating a new civil rights movement, and it's headed up by Latinos. ”

- Dolores Huerta

“ In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes. ”

- Thorstein Veblen

“ It is a curious thing … that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. ”

- Evelyn Waugh

“ If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilised music in the world. ”

- Peter Ustinov

“ When men can no longer be theists, they must, if they are civilized, become humanists. ”

- Walter Lippmann

“ No man who is in a hurry is quite civilized. ”

- William J. Durant

“ Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. ”

- Benjamin Franklin
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