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In the past few years, we have seen an increase in international tourism to civil rights sites, . I think Nelson Mandela's comments about the importance of Rosa Parks has helped make civil rights sites here international sites of interest. (Quote by - Lee Sentell)

Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization. (Quote by - Victor Hugo)

Our trip to Washington reminded us that there is an idea of justice that we believe is worth fighting for. As we helped the survivors of America's bloodiest civil disturbance since the abolition of slavery up the steps of the high court, we realized that their struggle for a just society has become our struggle for a just society. (Quote by - Alex Ewing)

The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison. (Quote by - Karl Marx)

There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for civil and human rights. Dr. King did not stir us to move for our civil rights to have them taken away in these kinds of fashions. (Quote by - Dorothy Height)

Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime. (Quote by - Victor Hugo)

This is very important. Israel is a democratic nation and we must maintain those civil liberties. They apply even to terrorists when they are caught. And Israeli courts strictly enforce those civil liberties. (Quote by - Ron Habler)

He was resolute in his leadership, . He always said civil rights is civil rights. (Quote by - Mark Leno)

You must not, when you have gained a victory, use any triumphing or insulting expression, nor show too much pleasure ; but endeavor to console your adversary, and make him less dissatisfied with himself by every kind and civil expression, that may be. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Violence is not necessary to destroy a civilization. Each civilization dies from indifference to the unique values which created it. (Quote by - Nicolas Gomez Davila)

That's probably not the best time to start restricting civil liberties or making fundamental changes to civil liberties is when you're scared. You need that kind of sober second thought. (Quote by - Kevin Haggerty)

I think the country came to the brink of civil war. (They) decided to come together and now the risk of civil war from this attack on the golden mosque is over. (Quote by - Zalmay Khalilzad)

Western civilization, Christianity, decency are struggling for their very lives. In this worldwide civil war, race prejudice is our most dangerous enemy, for it is a disease at the very root of our democratic life. (Quote by - Mordecai Wyatt Johnson)

Any suggestion of civil liberties violations is an effort to shift the focus of the discussion away from the facts. There have been no verified civil liberties violations filed against the Patriot Act. Period. (Quote by - Tasia Scolinos)

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized. (Quote by - John Stuart Mill)

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power. (Quote by - Henry George)

Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list / the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation. (Quote by - Karl Marx)

When humor goes, there goes civilization. (Quote by - Erma Bombeck)

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war. (Quote by - Reinhold Niebuhr)

We are losing each day an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is. (Quote by - Iyad Allawi)

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

The secret of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life, and if the system under which we live the structure of western civilization begins to collapse because of our selfishness and greed, then it will make no difference whether you have $1 million dollars when the crash comes or just $1.00. The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world. (Quote by - Marianne Williamson)

I agree that Dr. King contributed to civil rights. What I don't agree with is that the only way you can celebrate civil rights is another government holiday. (Quote by - Scott Case)

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

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