quotes tagged with 'civilization'

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: Thomas Sowell, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government america society civilization destroy thomassowell publicschools undermine 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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: Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Source: Olmstead vs. USSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny civilization louisdbrandeis 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: UnknownSaved by trwth in civilization oscarwilde 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
Author: Robert Frost, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in civilization tolerance eccentricity sanity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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.

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.
Author: Bill Bonner, Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/bonner/bonner318.htmlSaved by cboyack in politics truth civilization wisdom knowledge economy fact error bank finances 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
Author: Antoine de St. Exupery, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in civilization duty requirement 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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,...Saved by cboyack in bookofmormon civilization 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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