Civilization Quotes

Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them. -Nicholas Meyer

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. -Albert Einstein

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher. -Victor Hugo

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. -Lyman Frank Baum

American society has a remarkable ability to resist change, or to take whatever change has taken place and attempt to make it go away. -Nora Ephron

Civilization is in a race between education and catastrophe. Let us learn the truth and spread it as far and wide as our circumstances allow. For the truth is the greatest weapon we have. -H.G. Wells

People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. -Plato

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities. -Mark Twain