Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication - particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials.
Back in the 1970s, Kodak tried to give $25m to a black civil rights organisation in Rochester, New York. The company's shareholders rose up in arms: making this politically charged offering wasn't the reason they had entrusted Kodak with their money. The donation was withdrawn.
I'm trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader.
When I came to America, I was already a writer, already published in Bosnia. I was planning to go back, but I had no choice but to stay here after the civil war, so I enrolled at Northwestern in a master's program and studied American literature.
Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.
The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex.
I believe we are put here to improve civilisation.
As in any war, there have been dreadful mistakes and civilian casualties. The difference is when Israelis kill innocents they apologize; when Hezbollah kills innocents they celebrate.
Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization.
We can be civil. We can still be friends, and be Democrats and Republicans, and have different views.
The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle. One of the chapters of history that's least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970.
Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
It seems like every year Hollywood makes an attempt to retell the Manson story, and I just couldn't be less interested in it. It's not really our crowning achievement as a civilisation. I'm not saying it shouldn't be done, but it just bores me.
This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Civilization needs a new operating system.
Civil religion is the attempt to empower religion, not for the good of religion, but for the creation of the citizen.
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