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The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Category: Civilization Author: Sigmund Freud

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Culture is roughly anything we do and the monkeys don't.
Category: Civilization Author: Lord Raglan

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We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.

Category: Civilization Author: Syrus

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We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

Category: Civilization Author: Bryan White

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Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.
Category: Civilization Author: Ogden Nash

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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Category: Civilization Author: Confucius

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Man - despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments - owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.
Category: Civilization Author: Author Unknown

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I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
Category: Civilization Author: Bertrand Russell

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We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Category: Civilization Author: Henry David Thoreau

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We pass through this world but once. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
Category: Civilization Author: Stephen Jay Gould

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And the wind shall say "Here were decent godless people;
Their only monument the asphalt road
And a thousand lost golf balls."

Category: Civilization Author: T S Eliot

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We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
Category: Civilization Author: Albert Einstein

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When you can't do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available, like snappy dressing.
Category: Civilization Author: Lois McMaster Bujold

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K is for "Kenghis Khan." He was a very nice person. History has no record of him. There is a moral in that, somewhere.
Category: Civilization Author: Harlan Ellison

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Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization.
Category: Civilization Author: Edmond and Jules de Goncourt

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We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
Category: Civilization Author: Richard P Feynman

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Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.
Category: Civilization Author: Aldous Huxley

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Codi: Gives you the willies, doesn't it? The thought of raising kids in a place where the front yard ends in a two-hundred-foot drop? [referring to cliff dwellings]
Loyd: No worse than raising up kids where the front yard ends in a freeway.

Category: Civilization Author: Barbara Kingsolver

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What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
Category: Civilization Author: Henry Havelock Ellis

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A living civilization creates; a dying, builds museums.
Category: Civilization Author: Martin H Fischer

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