Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Leftists demand the end of Western Civ. Classes, and the institution of Victimization classes instead. What do they lose? Here are some of my favorite quotes on civilization:

Quote: Civilization depends on morality.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

Quote: The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.

Author: Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author

Quote: All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.

Author: Havelock Ellis 1859-1939, British Psychologist

Quote: Civilization today reminds me of an ape with a blowtorch playing in a room full of dynamite. It looks like the monkeys are about to operate the zoo, and the inmates are taking over the asylum.

Author: Vance Havner

Quote: A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.

Author: Ezra Pound 1885-1972, American Poet, Critic

Quote: Civilization must be destroyed. The hairy saints of the North have earned this crumb by their complaints.

Author: Wallace Stevens 1879-1955, American Poet

Quote: Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.

Author: Arnold Toynbee 1852-1883, British Economic Historian and Social Reformer

Quote: People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug.

Author: Edmond de Goncourt

Quote: The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.

Author: John Muir

Quote: Civilization: a thin veneer over barbarianism.

Author: John M. Shanahan

Quote: You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.

Author: John Buchan

Quote: Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition, and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery.

Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Source: Civ Quotes

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