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Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos. - William James 'Will' Durant


One difference between savagery and civilization is a little courtesy. There's no telling what a lot of courtesy would do. - Cullen Hightower


Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air? - Mary Baker Eddy


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


The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism. - Mikhail Gorbachev


If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends. - Orson Welles


Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life. - Mary Baker Eddy


Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind. Why this has to happen, we do not know; the work of Eros is precisely this. - Sigmund Freud


The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization. - Mikhail Gorbachev