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It is impossible to maintain civilization with 12-year-olds having babies, with 15-year-olds killing each other, with 17-year-olds dying of AIDS and with 18-year-olds getting diplomas they can't read. (Quote by - Newt Gingrich)

Civilization depends on morality. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

We will likely hold an international forum for representatives of business circles, civil society and government bodies in Moscow in September. It is our opinion that it is impossible to counter this evil effectively without the assistance of civil society. And we need the support of the business community to cut off international financial aid to terrorist organizations. (Quote by - Vladimir Ivanov)

The aim of the liar is simply to charm, to delight, to give pleasure. He is the very basis of civilized society. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

I think that there's going to be a rush to judgment on civil liberties, and a clamping down, a suspension of our democratic rights. And I believe that those who are good Americans would want to see this not happen and that we debate how to find a balance between the public safety and the protection of civil liberties. (Quote by - Barbara Lee)

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos. (Quote by - Will Durant)

To answer my childrenís question, I asked them to identify the values of the Lincoln-era Democrats and Republicans. They correctly identified that the slave states (then the Democrats) stood for statesí rights and against civil rights for African-Americans. Lincolnís and Hamlinís views on the issue of statesí rights can best be summarized by Lincolnís response in the Douglas debates: (Quote by - kristan peters-hamlin)

There are about 30 wars going on at the moment, all of them civil wars and most of them are fueled by the proliferation of light weaponry, unrestricted access to assault rifles, mortars, land mines, machine guns, rockets. (Quote by - Brian Wood)

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. (Quote by - Henry Louis Mencken)

Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta. (Quote by - Brian W. Aldiss)

America's real plan is to fuel a civil war, while the national plan is for all Lebanese to live in peace with one another. There will be no return to civil war. All the political powers as well as the media must work to reduce religious tensions and make everyone understand that they will not allow Lebanon to be destroyed again. (Quote by - Hassan Nasrallah)

Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with from people , stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river. (Quote by - Will Durant)

Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes. (Quote by - Herbert Agar)

Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society. (Quote by - Walter Gropius)

Civil liberty is the status of the man who is guaranteed by law and civil institutions the exclusive employment of all his own powers for his own welfare. (Quote by - William Graham Sumner)

Continue to express your dissent and your needs, but remember to remain civilized, for you will sorely miss civilization if it is sacrified in the turbulence of change. (Quote by - Will Durant)

The court's sentence contrasts with the principles of civil justice and is a worrying signal. It is a backward-looking ruling that strikes at . the civil conscience of women and of the whole country. (Quote by - Walter Veltroni)

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together. (Quote by - Daniel Webster)

We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

It would depend on how an indictment is structured and whether a civil remedy is pursued instead of a criminal remedy. It all just depends. (Quote by - Brian Sullivan)

A march symbolizes some of what Dr. King was involved with, but the civil rights movement has to continue to change. In this age of Internet communication, we are changing our methods of protecting our civil rights. (Quote by - Rick Callender)

Any assassination is an assassination. It's cold, it's terrible. I'm against any capital punishment. Only the Lord has the right to take away life because he's the giver of life. And assassination stands against democracy, against civilization, against a civilized life of people. Alas, the situation in Lebanon is very chaotic and many innocent people lost their lives because they have a state within a state, an army within an army and the respect for life is not high enough. (Quote by - Shimon Peres)

Prejudices are the props of civilization. (Quote by - Andre Gide)

Thanks in large part to you and your active, fruitful efforts, Russia achieved fundamental successes in building a democratic government based on the rule of law and a civilized civil society, as well as in reviving traditional spiritual values. (Quote by - Vladimir Putin)

All our lauded technological progress -- our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)


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