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The rational individualist is not the enemy of benevolence or civility, but their truest exemplar. (Quote by - David Kelley)

This is an exhortation for a country that is on the verge of civil war. (Quote by - Carlos Mesa)

If Nader were to win the Presidency and pull the US out of Iraq the day after, I think it would be hysterically funny to watch Noam Chomsky criticizing Ralph Nader for the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths resulting from the ensuing civil war. (Quote by - Craig Bruce)

Civilizations evolve over time, and most scholars of civilization, including people like Carol Quigley, argue that they go through periods of warring states, and eventually evolve into a universal state. (Quote by - Samuel P. Huntington)

In the advance of civilization, it is new knowledge which paves the way, and the pavement is eternal. (Quote by - W. R. Whitney)

Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, South-Asian Americans, and Sikh Americans contribute greatly to American society. Many serve honorably in the armed services and as law enforcement officials. Like all law-abiding Americans, they deserve respect for their civil rights and civil liberties. (Quote by - John Sununu)

Not until the creation and maintenance of decent conditions of life for all people are recognized and accepted as a common obligation of all people and all countries - not until then shall we, with a certain degree of justification, be able to speak of humankind as civilized. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

Civilization.is a matter of imponderables, of delight in the thins of the mind, of love of beauty, of honor, grace, courtesy, delicate feeling. Where imponderables, are things of first importance, there is the height of civilization, and, if at the same time, the power of art exists unimpaired, human life has reached a level seldom attained and very seldom surpassed. (Quote by - Edith Hamilton)

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. (Quote by - Vince Lombardi)

It is unfortunate that we are in civil war. We are losing each day, as an average, 50 to 60 people through the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is. (Quote by - Ayad Allawi)

Civil service codes are meant to protect civil servants for telling the truth. He's being punished for interpreting the law. (Quote by - Art Pulaski)

The three great elements of modern civilization, Gunpowder, Printing, and the Protestant Religion. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure. (Quote by - John Dewey)

Civilization is nothing else than the attempt to reduce force to being the last resort. (Quote by - Jose Ortega y Gasset)

I'd like to stress the great sense of fair play and civilized behavior shown by both sets of supporters, especially the England fans who showed great dignity.and helped make the police operation a success. (Quote by - Alexandre Coimbra)

If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends. (Quote by - Orson Welles)

The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization. (Quote by - Sigmund Freud)

Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future. (Quote by - Ulysses S. Grant)

Mankind's struggle upwards, in which millions are trampled to death, that thousands may mount on their bodies. (Quote by - Clara Lucas Balfour)

I am obliged to confess that I do not regard the abolition of slavery as a means of warding off the struggle of the two races in the Southern states. The Negroes may long remain slaves without complaining; but if they are once raised to the level of freemen, they will soon revolt at being deprived of almost all their civil rights; and as they cannot become the equals of the whites, they will speedily show themselves as enemies. (Quote by - Alexis de Tocqueville)

Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

We will never be an advanced civilization as long as rain showers can delay the launching of a space rocket. (Quote by - George Carlin)

A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values. (Quote by - Ezra Pound)

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