Quotes of Civilized

“ In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone. ”

- Geoffrey Fisher

“ A civilized society that can no longer feel outrage, can no longer be civilized. ”

- Unknown

“ The greatest paradox of them all is to speak of "civilized warfare.". ”

- Unknown

“ I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man. ”

- George Meredith

“ MAMMALIA, n.pl. A family of vertebrate animals whose females in a state of nature suckle their young, but when civilized and enlightened put them out to nurse, or use the bottle. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ We are all born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society. ”

- Judith Martin

“ Even in civilized mankind faint traces of monogamous instincts can be perceived. ”

- Bertrand Russell

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

- Evelyn Waugh

“ We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society. ”

- Judith Martin

“ 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

“ Commandment Number One of any truly civilized society is this: Let people be different. ”

- David Grayson

“ The world order which we seek is the co-operation of free countries, working together in a friendly, civilized society. ”

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“ A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values. ”

- Ezra

“ Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war. ”

- Allan Massie

“ Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the great peoples of the earth. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man. ”

- George Meredith

“ Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated. ”

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

- William J. Durant

“ No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse. ”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“ Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential. ”

- Willard Gaylin

“ The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized, and for this we are not likely to be forgiven. ”

- Cyril Connolly

“ The civilized savage is the worst of all savages. ”

- C. J. Weber

“ The first principle of a civilized state is that the power is legitimate only when it is under contract. ”

- Walter Lippmann

“ The most pressing question on the problem of faith is whether a man as a civilized being can believe in the divinity of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for therein rests the whole of our faith. ”

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“ The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world. ”

- Johann Friedrich von Schiller

“ The right to be alone — the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man. ”

- Justice Louis D. Brandeis

“ The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilized men. ”

- Bertrand Russell
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