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Civilization is the making of civil persons.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.

Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

Profession: French Aviator, Writer

A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.

Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

Profession: French Aviator, Writer

Civilization must be destroyed. The hairy saints of the North have earned this crumb by their complaints.

Author: Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

Profession: American Poet

The human race has improved everything, but the human race.

Author: Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.

Author: Arnold Toynbee (1852-1883)

Profession: British Economic Historian and Social Reformer

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.

Author: Arnold Toynbee (1852-1883)

Profession: British Economic Historian and Social Reformer

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.

Author: Arnold Toynbee (1852-1883)

Profession: British Economic Historian and Social Reformer

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

The civilized savage is the worst of all savages.

Author: C. J. Weber

Profession:

If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

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.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit