It is only an uncivilised world which would worship civilisation.
While civilisation is the body, culture is the soul; while civilisation is the result of knowledge and great painful researches in diverse fields, culture is the result of wisdom.
Civilisation is beauty of behaviour. It requires for its perfection patience, self - control and environment of leisure.
Civilisation begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.
Civilisation is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
Civilisation, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication, but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants. This alone promotes real happiness and contentment, and increases the capacity of service.
The aim of civilisation is to make politics superfluous and science and art indispensable.
Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbour.
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
We think our civilisation near its meridian, but we are yet only at the cock - crowing and the morning star.
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