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A man's labor is not only his capital but his life. When it passes it returns never more. To utilize it, to prevent its wasteful squandering, to enable the poor man to bank it up for use hereafter, this surely is one of the most urgent tasks before civilization. (Quote by - William Booth)

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization. (Quote by - George Orwell)

The civil liberties board is supposed to be the first contact for the president to talk about privacy and intelligence matters. We didn't know about the NSA piece when the intelligence-reform bill was put forward, but it would have been helpful to have the experts at the civil liberties board involved at the beginning. (Quote by - Ari Schwartz)

The end of the series has massive ramifications. This is one of those things that comes along that shapes things for times to come. . There's very much a pre-Civil War and post-Civil War Marvel Universe coming at you. (Quote by - Mark Millar)

There is no salvation for us but to adopt Civilization and lift ourselves down to its level. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual. (Quote by - John Muir)

The United States is just now the oldest country in the world, there always is an oldest country and she is it, it is she who is the mother of the twentieth century civilization. She began to feel herself as it just after the Civil War. And so it is a country the right age to have been born in and the wrong age to live in. (Quote by - Gertrude Stein)

Those American Civil Liberties Union persons up there are not concerned about me at all. So they are not really the American Civil Liberties Union are they? Because they don't give a darn about what has happened to my constitutional rights to property. (Quote by - Pat King)

The personal life of every individual is based on secrecy, and perhaps it is partly for that reason that civilized man is so nervously anxious that personal privacy should be respected. (Quote by - Anton Chekhov)

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization. (Quote by - Frank Lloyd Wright)

The security institution is the only guarantee to prevent sedition and civil war. Civil war began in Somalia after the collapse of the army and security institutions. (Quote by - Ala Hosni)

There is no clear or meaningful difference between insurgency and civil war, or between national terrorism and civil war for that matter. (Quote by - Anthony Cordesman)

A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

Sometimes, when I drive across the desert in the middle of the night, with no other cars around, I start imagining: What if there were no civilization out there? No cities, no factories, no people? And then I think: No people or factories? Then who made this car? And this highway? And I get so confused I have to stick my head out the window into the driving rain---unless there's lightning, because I could get struck on the head by a bolt. (Quote by - Jack Handy)

We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization. (Quote by - Franklin Delano Roosevelt)

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Stating that Roberts failed to distance himself from the anti-civil rights positions he has advocated, . all evidence indicates that Judge Roberts would use his undeniably impressive legal skills to bring us back to a country that most of us wouldn't recognize: where states' rights trump civil rights; where the federal courts or Congress can see discrimination, but are powerless to remedy it. This is not the America in which most Americans want to live. (Quote by - Wade Henderson)

That is what the highest criticism really is, the record of one's own soul. It is more fascinating than history, as it is concerned simply with oneself. It is more delightful than philosophy, as its subject is concrete and not abstract, real and not vague. It is the only civilized form of autobiography. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

But all these are on a civil level and spontaneous, the work of mavericks. Such civil culture is often regarded as sub-mainstream, sub-culture, wild and sometimes dangerous so it is pushed aside instead of getting adequate approval. (Quote by - Cui Zi'en)

Civilization is the order and freedom promoting cultural activity. (Quote by - Will Durant)

Civilization is the making of civil persons. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

To us it seems that West-European civilization is civilization, but this is a narrow view. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

People sometimes tell me that they prefer barbarism to civilization. I doubt if they have given it a long enough trial. Like the people of Alexandria, they are bored by civilization; but all the evidence suggests that the boredom of barbarism is infinitely greater. (Quote by - Kenneth Clark)

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