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    "It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded."

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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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