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When a religion is good, I conceive that it will support, itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it, so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Respect for one's parents is the highest duty of civil life. (Quote by - Proverb)

In the South, prior to the Civil Rights movement and the 1964 Civil Rights Act, democracy was the rule. The majority of people were white, and the white majority had little or no respect for any rights which the black minority had relative to property, or even to their own lives. The majority - the mob and occasionally the lynch mob - ruled. (Quote by - Neal Boortz)

The vast majority of the race, whether savage or civilized, are secretly kind-hearted and shrink from inflicting pain, but in the presence of the aggressive and pitiless minority they don't dare to assert themselves. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Civilized society is one huge bourgeoisie: no nobleman dares now shock his greengrocer. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Immigration is the No. 2 issue after civil rights. Civil rights right now is what's keeping people from demonstrating. (Quote by - Osama Siblani)

A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence. (Quote by - Sigmund Freud)

Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top. (Quote by - Timothy Leary)

The Patriot Act debate has come a long way, but there is still more that needs to be done to protect the rights of ordinary Americans. It is clear that there is building skepticism about the administration's approach to national security and civil liberties, and the ACLU and its bipartisan allies will continue to speak out in defense of all Americans' fundamental civil liberties and constitutional rights. (Quote by - Lisa Graves)

For men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt. (Quote by - Henry Louis Mencken)

Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers' granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages. (Quote by - Gertrude Stein)

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

The sum of the whole matter is this, that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually. (Quote by - Woodrow Wilson)

The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that wore it. (Quote by - Frank Lloyd Wright)

History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes Letter to von Humboldt, 1813. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. - The Philosophy of Civilization. (Quote by - Albert Schweitzer)

A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess. (Quote by - A. Philip Randolph)

One. gets an impression that civilization is something which was imposed on a resisting majority by a minority which understood how to obtain possession of the means to power and coercion. It is, of course, natural to assume that these difficulties are not inherent in the nature of civilization itself but are determined by the imperfections of the cultural forms which have so far been developed. (Quote by - Sigmund Freud)

Being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization; and for us European earth-dwellers, the adventure played out in the heart of the New World signifies in the first place that it was not our world and that we bear responsibility for the crime of its destruction. (Quote by - Claude Levi-Strauss)

The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind. (Quote by - Norman Borlaug)

Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver. (Quote by - George W. Bush )

If there is civil disobedience, and violent civil disobedience, then we are prepared to make arrests and mass arrests if needed. (Quote by - Scott Fear)

I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate. (Quote by - Sam Ervin)

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. (Quote by - Sigmund Freud)

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