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If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother  (Civilize Quotes) Rampaging horsemen can conquer; only the city can civilize  (Civilize Quotes) Civilize the mind but make savage the body  (Civilize Quotes) When did one man ever civilize a people?  (Civilize Quotes) Generally it is our failures that civilize us. Triumph confirms us in our habits  (Civilize Quotes) They should pick a dry year to fight the war. Better yet, civilize the moronic races and have no wars at all  (Civilize Quotes) I believed that English-speaking people had a divine mission to civilize the world by making it western, democratic and Christian.  (Civilize Quotes) Sometimes slavery is founded upon the inferiority of one race to another; and then it appears in its most agreeable garb, for the system may be necessary to tame and civilize a race of savages  (Civilize Quotes) The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization, when men ate each other because they had not yet learned to take food from the soil or to consume the abundant animal life around them. The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty  (Civilize Quotes) Most civilisation is based on cowardice. It’s so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards which would lead to bravery. You restrain the will. You regulate the appetites. You fence in the horizons. You make a law for every movement. You deny the existence of chaos. You teach even the children to breathe slowly. You tame  (Civilize Quotes) Can we ring the bells backward? Can we unlearn the arts that pretend to civilize, and then burn the world? There is a march of science; but who shall beat the drums for its retreat?  (Civilize Quotes) First it was necessary to civilize man in relation to man. Now it is necessary to civilize man in relation to nature and the animals  (Civilize Quotes) Who can over estimate the progress of the world if all the money wasted in superstition could be used to enlighten, elevate and civilize mankind?  (Civilize Quotes) In an effort to civilize combat sports, authorities mandated padded gloves and instantly made the sports far more savage. Granted, putting gloves on the hands seems like a nice thing to do. If you were being punched in the brain by a powerful man, wouldn’t you rather he strap a pillow around his fist? But the glove doesn’t do anything to diminish your brain damage  (Civilize Quotes) Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires  (Civilize Quotes) Human society is born in the shadow of religious fear, and in that stage the suppression of heresy is a sacred social duty. Then comes the rise of a priesthood, and the independent thinker is met with punishment in this world and the threat of eternal damnation hereafter. Even today it is from the religious side that the greatest danger to freedom of thought comes. Religion is the last thing man will civilize  (Civilize Quotes) The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations  (Civilize Quotes) Every high school and college graduate in America should, I think, have some familiarity with statistics, economics and a foreign language such as Spanish. Religion may not be as indispensable, but the humanities should be a part of our repertory. They may not enrich our wallets, but they do enrich our lives. They civilize us. They provide context.  (Civilize Quotes) PRINT FREE GIANT POSTERS