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.
Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.
Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization.
This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Civilization needs a new operating system.
One could surely argue that the Buddhist tradition, taken as a whole, represents the richest source of contemplative wisdom that any civilization has produced.
In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear.
The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.
You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.
When urbanity decays, civilization suffers and decays with it.
God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.
Without fathers you would have no civilization.
Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them.
It's a difficult business, creating a new, alternative civilization.
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