The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization but this is not true. Slavery still exists but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.
The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
The vast upheaval of the World War set in motion forces that will either destroy civilization or raise mankind to undreamed of heights of human welfare and prosperity.
To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial incomplete and to a great extent superficial modification of barbarism.
Four years of world war at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.
The next war... may well bury Western civilization forever.
There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization however imperfect against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war.
I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Triumphant science and technology are only at the threshold of man's command over sources of energy so stupendous that if used for military purposes they can wipe out our entire civilization.
I've been thinking about the distorted view of science that prevails in our culture. I've been wondering about this because our civilization is completely dependent on science and high technology yet most of us are alienated from science.
Civilization depends on our expanding ability to produce food efficiently which has markedly accelerated thanks to science and technology.
Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.
If mankind were to continue in other than the present barbarism a new path must be found a new civilization based on some other method than technology.
Roman civilization had achieved within the bounds of its technology relatively as great a mastery of time and space as we have achieved today.
We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels levers and springs and believes it civilization.
To make the moral achievement implicit in science a source of strength to civilization the scientist will have to have the cooperation also of the philosopher and the religious teacher.
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work a company work a society work a civilization work.
Civilization is unbearable but it is less unbearable at the top.