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    "The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. 'T is mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this sceptred sway, It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God's, When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew, Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That in the course of justice none of us Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy; And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy."

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    Civilization Quotes

    Quotations about Civilization

    • 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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