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Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. (Quote by - Ayn Rand)

It is becoming clear that Malta needs full-time, professional politicians in Parliament. It needs competent civil servants with clout. It needs a new style of government that does not tolerate inefficiency at any level and one that provides for adequate scrutiny of the executive and of public expenditure. (Quote by - J. G. Vassallo)

Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

Equal and united people can above all become a part of the civilization toward which mankind is moving. If we cannot be at the head of the column leading to such a civilization, there is certainly no need for us to be at is tail. (Quote by - Slobodan Milosevic)

Throughout the Arab and Islamic world the feeling is that we are now in top gear for a war of civilizations, a clash of civilizations. Support for the United States is very low and there are no voices within the Muslim world, except for a very few. (Quote by - Husain Haqqani)

The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is a far more civilized being than the blockhead who loudly expresses his disbelief in a story which is told simply for the amusement of the company. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Some civilized women would lose half their charm without dress and some would lose all of it. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length. (Quote by - Helen Keller)

With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation. (Quote by - Edison Haines)

Civilization will not last, freedom will not survive, peace will not be kept, unless a very large majority of mankind unite together to defend them and show themselves possessed of a constabulary power before which barbaric and atavistic forces will. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into people’s hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human 'brain' with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human 'heart' with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is. (Quote by - Dalai Lama)

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. (Quote by - Carl Sagan)

I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced nothing finer than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance. (Quote by - Frank Knox)

You can't say civilization isn't advancing: in every war, they kill you in a new way. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

Everyone believes that the prospect for a civil war has diminished significantly over the past several days. All the mainstream leaders of Iraq believe that civil war must be avoided. It's very positive that they are all saying it. (Quote by - Zalmay Khalilzad)

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations. (Quote by - John Adams)

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty. (Quote by - Samuel Adams)

To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay. (Quote by - George Orwell)

No matter how much restriction civilization imposes on the individual, he nevertheless finds some way to circumvent it. Wit is the best safety valve modern man has evolved; the more civilization, the more repression, the more need there is for wit.". (Quote by - Sigmund Freud)

If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted should betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery. He would break down, at last, as every good fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does. In place of this we have death. (Quote by - Contributed by: Dafna Sharon)

I think the problem with the Patriot Act is not the law itself, it's the way it's being administered, particularly the way it's being administered by the attorney general of the United States, General Ashcroft, . It is why I have proposed taking away from the FBI the responsibility of fighting terrorism here in this country and simultaneously setting up an independent watchdog group, Office of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. (Quote by - John Edwards)

Civilization is not by any means an easy thing to attain to. There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

To correct the evils, great and small, which spring from want of sympathy and from positive enmity among strangers, as nations or as individuals, is one of the highest functions of civilization. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

The foundations of civilization are no stronger and no more enduring than the corporate integrity of the homes on which they rest. If the home deteriorates, civilization will crumble and fall. (Quote by - Billy Graham)


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