quotes tagged with 'civilization'
Author: Thomas Sowell, Source: Unknown
Just as any moron can destroy a priceless Ming vase, so the shallow and ill-educated people who run our schools can undermine and destroy from within a great civilization that took centuries of dedicated effort to create and maintain.
Author: Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Source: Olmstead vs. US
They conferred, as against the Government, the right to be let alone--the most prehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.
Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: Unknown
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.Author: Robert Frost, Source: Unknown
Today, the average man can barely tell the difference between a fact and a campaign slogan. And so the new ersatz knowledge leads him into error. Modern politics turns the voter into an enabling dupe...makes the amateur investor a chump for Wall Street...and sends the poor, hapless foot-soldier off on a fool’s errand where he can only get himself killed.Author: Bill Bonner, Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/bonner/bonner318.html
Civilization, central banking and politics make monkeys of us all; we’re not equipped to deal with them. Like a hairdresser who shows up to work with a wrench in his hand and liquor on his breath, we are bound to make a mess of things.
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.Author: Antoine de St. Exupery, Source: Unknown
The fate of these civilizations, as recorded in scripture, is a testimony to all the world: if we don't have the word of God or don't cling to and heed the word of God, we will wander off in strange paths and be lost as individuals, as families, and as nations. Author: Robert D. Hales, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,49-1-646-10,...