Quotation Explorer - 'Civilized'

Everything can be solved through civilized dialogue and implied agony. - Maritza Campos
Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success. - Mark Skousen
It was a symposium of horror and heroism, the like of which has not been known in the civilized world since man established his dominion over the sea. - The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters
CHILDREN Are Like ANGELS And On Earth, ANGELS Have No Color.... It's The Society To Blame That Teaches Racism, Turning An ANGLE To A Civilized Beast While They Are Growing Up.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
Good sex is the basis of any truly civilized society. - Gil A. Waters
I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man. - George Meredith
How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be ''American'' before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries? - Edith Wharton
The truth is the only thing worth having, and, in a civilized life, like ours, where so many risks are removed, facing it is almost the only courageous thing left to do. - Edward Verrall Lucas
It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. - Evelyn Waugh
Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing. - Robert E. Howard
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
To be civilized, really, is to be aware of the others, their hopes, their gladnesses, their illusions about life. - Sherwood Anderson
I can't tell you why I was in love with her. People didn't require that much as they do now. Folks were expected to be civilized to one another, honest, and - and clear. You relied on people being what they said they were, because there was no other way to survive. - Toni Morrison
The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized. - Rachel Carson
It is not the amount of money or natural resources a nation has that determines how civilized it would be. - Sunday Adelaja
Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight. - William Safire
Even in civilized mankind faint traces of monogamous instincts can be perceived. - Bertrand Russell
The earth is not supposed to be developed and civilized by prayers alone, the earth is supposed to be civilized by hard work, labour and diligence. - Sunday Adelaja
Reading is an activity of civilized beings. - Toba Beta
Commandment Number One of any truly civilized society is this: Let people be different. - David Grayson
If a nation and any nation on this earth could raise up the standard of personal responsibility in their society, you will in no time see a nation of virtuous people, developed and civilized. - Sunday Adelaja
The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart. - Samuel V. Chamberlain
We all can't be Rich, but we can be civilized human beings to each other. - Saleem Durrani
A civilized society is formed when every individual in that society are bound to obey the rules and regulation which is for the benefit of their own society. - Santosh Kalwar
In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen. - Theodore Roosevelt
When will women become civilized enough to stop mistreating men? When will they cease from training their lovers to become providers, merely because they have the power to do so?As long as they continue as they are, men have no alternative to polygamy. - Esther Vilar
When men are brought face to face with their opponents, forced to listen and learn and mend their ideas, they cease to be children and savages and begin to live like civilized men. Then only is freedom a reality, when men may voice their opinions because they must examine their opinions. - Walter Lippmann
This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum. - Elbert Hubbard
Mincemeat is decidedly British in its nature and can therefore be disregarded entirely where most civilized palates are concerned. - Clayton Smith
Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual's right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually. - James A. Michener
We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society. - Judith Martin
We've become so civilized it is unnatural to be naked. - Jeffrey Rasley
Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting. - Bertrand Russell
We are civilized animals doing uncivilized things. - Angel M.B. Chadwick
No, we aren't civilized, even in our business suits and high heels. People are as mean as ever, and as predictable. Underneath it all, we are not so different from what lurks in the wild, perhaps we're worse. - Donna Lynn Hope
The wizards were civilized men of considerable education and culture. When faced with being inadvertently marooned on a desert island they understood immediately that the first thing to do was place the blame - Terry Pratchett
The civilized man is technologically ahead of intellectually behind his time. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The act of nutrition is not a purely physiological event... The family meal is a formality that cultivates in us... a capacity for sharing, generosity, thoughtfulness, a talent for civilized conversation. - Francine Du Plessix Gray
It is a curious thing ... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. - Evelyn Waugh
The more civilized people are, the more honorable working hard is to them. As a result, the more civilized we get, the less we live. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Morals are nothing but a civilized society’s attempt to tame some beast called man. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
All civilized wo/men are prostitutes: Some sell what's between their legs; the rest sell what's between their ears. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Civilized Man says: I am Self, I am Master, all the rest is other--outside, below, underneath, subservient. I own, I use, I explore, I exploit, I control. What I do is what matters. What I want is what matter is for. I am that I am, and the rest is women & wilderness, to be used as I see fit. - Ursula K. Le Guin
I remembered the dim winter light, the smell of damp earth and leaves, the eeriness that always attaches to a place once settled and civilized, but now reclaimed by the wilderness. - Lisa Tuttle
PANTALOONS, n. A nether habiliment of the adult civilized male. The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion. Supposed to have been invented by a humorist. Called "trousers" by the enlightened and "pants" by the unworthy. - Ambrose Bierce
The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society. - Mark Skousen
I speak gibberish to the civilized world and it replies in kind. - Kurt Vonnegut
Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another. - Sigmund Freud
MAMMALIA, n.pl. A family of vertebrate animals whose females in a state of nature suckle their young, but when civilized and enlightened put them out to nurse, or use the bottle. - Ambrose Bierce
The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living… - Dione Lucas
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant. - John Stuart Mill
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune. - Thomas Fuller
I think in our desire to create a better America,we have to have civilized debate in this country and not just yelling. - Craig Ferguson
In civilized societies, if you are offended by a cartoon, you do not burn flags, take up guns and raid buildings, chant death to your opponents, or threaten suicide bombings. You write a letter to the editor. - Michelle Malkin
So much barbarism, however, still remains in the transactions of most civilized nations, that almost all independent countries choose to assert their nationality by having, to their inconvenience and that of their neighbors, a peculiar currency of their own. - John Stuart Mill
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. - John Stuart Mill
Man...is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures. - Plato
Mr Judge, Jury & Executioner of Micah Xavier Johnson‬ needs to go to jail as soon as possible he is a danger to civilized society. - Steven Magee
be a dog, be a jerk, be a devil, be a worst imaginable creature, but never be a good man, for being civilized in chaos is itself a chaos. - Abdul Mueed
As you and I take Personal Responsibility for mending the things that are out of order in our community and nation in general, we would surely witness a transformed, developed and civilized society. - Sunday Adelaja
We are all born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society. - Judith Martin
I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world. - Peter Ustinov
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