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#civilisation

Read through the most famous quotes by topic #civilisation




It gave me a moment of exquisite satisfaction to find myself moving away from civilisation in this rude canvas canoe of a model that has served primitive races since men first went to sea.


John Millington Synge


#canoe #canvas #civilisation #exquisite #find

It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems.


Gregory Bateson


#answer #civilisation #conduct #first-class #how

This is indeed a clash of civilisations, not between Islam and Christendom but between reason and superstition.


Polly Toynbee


#christendom #civilisations #clash #indeed #islam

Girls say to me, very reasonably, 'why isn't it a bunch of girls? Why did you write this about a bunch of boys?' Well, my reply is I was once a little boy - I have been a brother, a father, I am going to be a grandfather. I have never been a sister, or a mother, or a grandmother. That's one answer. Another answer is of course to say that if you - as it were - scaled down human beings, scaled down society, if you land with a group of little boys, they are more ike a scaled-down version of society than a group of little girls would be. Don't ask me why, and this is a terrible thing to say because I'm going to be chased from hell to breakfast by all the women who talk about equality - this is nothing to do with equality at all. I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been. But one thing you can't do with them is take a bunch of them and boil them down, so to speak, into a set of little girls who would then become a kind of image of civilisation, of society. The other thing is - why aren't they little boys AND little girls? Well, if they'd been little boys and little girls, we being who we are, sex would have raised its lovely head, and I didn't want this to be about sex. Sex is too trivial a thing to get in with a story like this, which was about the problem of evil and the problem of how people are to live together in a society, not just as lovers or man and wife.


William Golding


#civilisation #equality #life-experience #lord-of-the-flies #men

In its broad sense, civilization means not only comfort in daily necessities but also the refining of knowledge and the cultivation of virtue so as to elevate human life to a higher plane.


Yukichi Fukuzawa


#civilization #culture #humanity #inspirational #inspirational

The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation.


Akihito


#civilisation #japanese #keenly #learned #modernize

I am very excited to be supporting one of the world's most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere.


Paul Allen


#am #answers #basic #civilisations #efforts

Just carrying a ruler with you in your pocket should be forbidden, at least on a moral basis. The ruler is the symbol of the new illiteracy. The ruler is the symptom of the new disease, disintegration of our civilisation.


Friedensreich Hundertwasser


#carrying #civilisation #disease #disintegration #forbidden

Borne out of this, starting around the 17th Century was the Baroque era. It is my view that it is one of the architectural peak periods in western civilisation.


Harry Seidler


#around #baroque #borne #century #civilisation

In spite of overwhelming evidence, it is most difficult for a citizen of western Europe to bring thoroughly home to himself the truth that the civilisation which surrounds him is a rare exception in the history of the world.


Henry James Sumner Maine


#citizen #civilisation #difficult #europe #evidence






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