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    Civilization

  1. Civilization ceases when we no longer respect and no longer put into their correct places the fundamental values, such as work, family and country such as the individual, honor and religion.
       -- R. P. Lebret

  2. The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.
       -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  3. Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
       -- Mark Twain

  4. The three great elements of modern civilization, Gunpowder, Printing, and the Protestant Religion.
       -- Thomas Carlyle

  5. The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country ;turns out.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  6. Civilization is not a burden. It is an opportunity.
       -- Alexander Meiklejohn

  7. The sum of the whole matter is this, that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually.
       -- Woodrow Wilson

  8. Civilization is the order and freedom promoting cultural activity.
       -- Will Durant

  9. Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.
       -- Leonard Sidney Woolf

  10. In the advance of civilization, it is new knowledge which paves the way, and the pavement is eternal.
       -- W. R. Whitney

  11. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.
       -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  12. Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.
       -- Bertrand Russell

  13. All the things now enjoyed by civilization have been created by some man and sold by another man before anybody really enjoyed the ;benefits of them.
       -- James G. Daly

  14. You can't say civilization isn't advancing: in every war, they kill you in a new way.
       -- Will Rogers

  15. Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.
       -- Will Durant

  16. The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  17. Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.
       -- Oliver Wendall Holmes

  18. Mankind's struggle upwards, in which millions are trampled to death, that thousands may mount on their bodies.
       -- Clara Lucas Balfour


    Class

  19. The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force.
       -- Albert Einstein

  20. The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  21. I never would believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready ;saddled and bridled to be ridden.
       -- Richard Rumbold

  22. Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side ;of the face can smile while the other is pinched.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  23. All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
       -- Arabian Proverb

  24. Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
       -- Walt Whitman

  25. Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.
       -- Joseph Stalin

  26. There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class.
       -- Leonard Sidney Woolf


    Cleverness

  27. Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.
       -- Arnold Bennett

  28. The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.
       -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

  29. The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  30. It is great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  31. Cleverness is not wisdom.
       -- Euripides

  32. Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
       -- Thomas Carlyle

  33. Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
       -- Amiel

  34. A cul-de-sac to which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
       -- John A. Lincoln

  35. A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.
       -- Israel Zangwill

  36. Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.
       -- George Bernard Shaw


    Committee

  37. To get something done a committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent.
       -- Anonymous

  38. If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
       -- Charles F. Kettering

  39. A committee is a group of the unwilling, chosen from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.
       -- Anonymous

  40. A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
       -- Milton Berle

  41. When it comes to facing up to serious problems, each candidate will pledge to appoint a committee. And what is a committee? ;A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary. But it all sounds great in a campaign speech.
       -- Richard Long Harkness


    Common Sense

  42. Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
       -- W. Somerset Maugham

  43. Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
       -- Ed Howe

  44. The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn, ... tired of common sense and civilization.
       -- F. L. Lucas

  45. Common sense is very uncommon.
       -- Horace Greeley

  46. Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
       -- Josh Billings

  47. Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
       -- Josh Billings

  48. Common sense is genius in homespun.
       -- Alfred North Whitehead

  49. He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
       -- Charles Kingsley

  50. Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
       -- Victor Hugo

  51. Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
       -- Descartes

  52. Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.
       -- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

  53. Common sense is what tells us the Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it.
       -- Anon.


    Communication

  54. The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.
       -- Earl Warren

  55. We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.
       -- Harry S. Truman

  56. Each mind is pressed, and open every ear, to hear new tidings, though they no way joy us.
       -- Edward Fairfax

  57. Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
       -- Frank Moore Colby

  58. A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive shortwave facilities scattered about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.
       -- Robert M. Hutchins

  59. News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class publication and not news.
       -- Benjamin Disraeli


    Communism

  60. What is a Communist? One who hath yearnings
    For equal division of unequal earnings.
    Idler or bungler, or both, he is willing
    To fork out his copper and pocket a shilling.
       -- Ebenezer Elliott

  61. Communism has nothing to do with love. Communism is an excellent hammer which we use to destroy our enemy.
       -- Mao Tse-Tung

  62. A communist is like a crocodile: when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up.
       -- Winston Churchill

  63. I never agree with Communists or any other kind of kept men.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  64. The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
       -- Karl Marx

  65. I do not believe in communism any more than you do but there is nothing wrong with the Communists in this country. Several of the best friends I have got are Communists.
       -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  66. Communism means barbarism.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  67. Communism possesses a language which every people can understand--its elements are hunger, envy, and death.
       -- Heinrich Heine

  68. They say that the Soviet delegates smile. That smile is genuine. It is not artificial. We wish to live in peace, tranquility. But if anyone believes that our smiles involve abandonment of the teaching of Marx, Engels and Lenin he deceives himself poorly. Those who wait for that must wait until a shrimp learns to whistle.
       -- Nikita Khrushchev

  69. Communism is a society where each one works according to his abilities and gets according to his needs.
       -- Pierre Joseph Proudhon

  70. Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity--in short, of tyranny--and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
       -- Adlai E. Stevenson


    Compassion

  71. Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
       -- William Cowper

  72. The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands.
       -- Arthur H. Stainback

  73. The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion constitutionality is no match with compassion.
       -- Everett M. Dirksen

  74. The dew of compassion is a tear.
       -- Lord Byron


    Complaint

  75. We have no more right to put our discordant states of mind into the lives of those around us and rob them of their sunshine and brightness than we have to enter their houses and steal their silverware.
       -- Julia Moss Seton

  76. Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  77. The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  78. Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
       -- Fénelon

  79. Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives.
       -- Jonathan Swift

  80. The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
       -- Josh Billings

  81. The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the first to be replaced.
       -- Anonymous

  82. I believe in grumbling it is the politest form of fighting known.
       -- Ed Howe

  83. I will not be as those who spend the day in complaining of headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it.
       -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


    Compliment

  84. When a man makes a woman his wife, it's the highest compliment he can pay her, and it's usually the last.
       -- Helen Rowland

  85. Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.
       -- Jules Renard

  86. If you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.
       -- Mark Twain

  87. I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.
       -- Mark Twain


    Compromise

  88. My candle burns at both ends;
    It will not last the night;
    But, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends--
    It gives a lovely light.
       -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

  89. All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
       -- Edmund Burke

  90. Compromise is never anything but an ignoble truce between the duty of a man and the terror of a coward.
       -- Reginald Wright Kaufman

  91. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
       -- Bliss Carman

  92. It is the weak man who urges compromise--never the strong man.
       -- Elbert Hubbard

  93. From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.
       -- Charles Sumner

  94. Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.
       -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

  95. If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.
       -- Benjamin Disraeli

  96. Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible but the world of pure reason knows no compromise, no practical limitations, no barrier to the creative activity.
       -- Bertrand Russell

  97. Better bend than break.
       -- Scottish Proverb

  98. From compromise and things half done,
    Keep me with stern and stubborn pride;
    And when at last the fight is won,
    God, keep me still unsatisfied.
       -- Louis Untermeyer

  99. Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  100. People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable. Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the gray areas. Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.
       -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

  101. Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another--too often ending in the loss of both.
       -- Tryon Edwards

  102. An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last.
       -- Winston Churchill

  103. Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
       -- Samuel Johnson


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