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    • Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
      Speech, Honolulu (1933), by Jane Addams
    • Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.
      Table Talk (1877), by Amos Bronson Alcott
    • It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.
    • Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future.
    • Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.
    • The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place.
      The Dance of Life, by Havelock Ellis
    • The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
    • One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
    • The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.
    • Civilization is the art of living in towns of such size the everyone does not know everyone else.
      "The Origin of Consciousness", by Julian Jaynes
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