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Work Chechnya

One has to work for years and decades, to conduct negotiations, to stand for positions and points of view, to jointly develop a civilized view on the administrative and state organization of Chechnya.

- Akhmad Kadyrov

I Think Our

And I think to be in NATO for the countries of our region, it means more guarantees for us, it means more responsibility for our common security, but it means fulfillment of all standards of civilized world, like protection of human rights and democratic mechanisms.

- Aleksander Kwasniewski

Deep Deep Down

We are civilized human beings, but we're all animals deep down, and that creates a certain friction in all of us.

- Alexander Skarsgard

Money Gold

Civilized countries generally adopt gold or silver or both as money.

- Alfred Marshall

Other Horror

On the day when two army corps may mutually annihilate each other in a second, probably all civilized nations will recoil with horror and disband their troops.

- Alfred Nobel

Thought Modes

The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Understood Only

Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Men Proportion

Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.

- Ambrose Bierce

Like Barbarism

There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.

- Amelia Earhart


The Internet does not have a reputation as being a particularly civilized place.

- Anita Borg

Nation Delicate

Britons are good, though often brutal, colonists where they come into relations with entirely uncivilized tribes whose past is so remote as to be forgotten. But they trample with their heavy boots over the sensitive, delicate susceptibilities of an ancient, highly civilized and cultured nation, such as India.

- Annie Besant

Country Haunt

Yet, upon the whole, the space I traversed is unlikely to become the haunt of civilized man, or will only become so in isolated spots, as a chain of connection to a more fertile country; if such a country exist to the westward.

- Charles Sturt

Think I Think

Gold is a great thing to sew into your garments if you're a Jewish family in Vienna in 1939, but I think civilized people don't buy gold, they invest in productive businesses.

- Charlie Munger

Work Think

Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home, do we become humanly developed, civilized, socialized.

- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Newspaper Over

The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind.

- Christian Lous Lange

Country Deny

I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women.

- Daniel Defoe

Politics Which

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

- Daniel Webster

Politics I Think

We need a government, not politics. Because there's too much politics. Of course there should be debate. But there seems to be so much pettiness and not enough good faith. It is civilized to agree to disagree, and this idea is slowly disintegrating. The great statesmen of the past knew this, and I think it helps drive civilization.

- Daphne Guinness

Gambling Disease

Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized.

- Dean Inge

Violent Bodies

No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior. Human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We're designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our territory.

- Joe Rogan

Die Flight

Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.

- John Charles Polanyi

Practice Relic

The practice of executing such offenders is a relic of the past and is inconsistent with evolving standards of decency in a civilized society.

- John Paul Stevens


From the day of the Declaration, the people of the North American union, and of its constituent states, were associated bodies of civilized men and Christians, in a state of nature, but not of anarchy.

- John Quincy Adams

Death Shut

The nations were awakened from the sleep of death, as the words of eternal life flowed from the Apostles' lips, - the temples of superstition were shut or destroyed, and churches were planted in every part of the civilized world.

- John Strachan

Over Which

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.

- John Stuart Mill

Tongue Than

The verb is relatively of much greater importance in an Indian tongue than in a civilized language.

- John Wesley Powell


The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength.

- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Back About

I don't know what it is about these post-apocalyptic movies where it's like... people really want to see what happens and know what goes on in people's minds when they lose everything. With nothing left of what we had, do people revert back to animals or stay civilized?

- Joseph David-Jones

Society Fit

We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.

- Judith Martin

Young Part

To be able to serve and to eat a whole fish, especially a trout, is part of civilized dining. This applies particularly to the young, who should take to it as soon as they can handle knife and fork; this is a fine way for them to begin taking pride in themselves and their abilities.

- Julia Child

Listening Which

Listening is a crucial aspect of democracy. Listening creates understanding, and understanding permits one of the most important things about every democracy, which is civilized disagreement.

- Julian Treasure

May Learns

When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.

- Ayn Rand

Best Fact

One of the rudest things you can do, food-wise, is to stare at someone in the act of eating. It draws attention to the unseemly fact that eating is a bodily function - like animals, we are trapped by our hungers, but we do our best to disguise them with such civilized props as menus and forks.

- Bee Wilson

Reach Glorify

I have this feeling that as time goes on, we're not getting any more civilized, and we should be. We're still running around like the days of Genghis Khan. There are so many important, better things to do and we need to encourage people to reach into the brighter side of humanity and not encourage people to continue to glorify the darker side.

- Ben Carson

Small Which

France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside.

- Gustave Courbet

Nation Nations

In any democratic, civilized - even non-democratic nations, if you are a nation, it means to say that in our case, if there's a hurricane in Louisiana, the people of Vermont are there for them. If there's a tornado in the Midwest, we are there for them. If there's flooding in the East Coast, the people in California are there for us.

- Bernie Sanders

Means Largest

Democratic socialism means, that in a democratic, civilized society, the wealthiest people and the largest corporations must pay their fair share of taxes.

- Bernie Sanders

Cases Least

Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation.

- Henry Anatole Grunwald

War Mars

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war.

- Herbert V. Prochnow

Been Humane

Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.

- Howard Zinn

Gun Development

Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun, and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war. War is the arch enemy of national progress and the modern scourge of civilized men.

- Hussein of Jordan

Death Die

Bulls can do nothing to demand justice. They can only defend themselves as best they can in a fight with a pre-determined ending and die never knowing why they were forced to endure such a painful and prolonged death. It's up to us, as a civilized society, to call for an end to the Running of the Bulls and bullfighting.

- Ingrid Newkirk

Very Squeezing

The snake kills by squeezing very slowly. This is how the civilized world slowly, slowly pushes into the forest and takes away the world that used to be.

- James Cameron

Society Exist

No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law.

- James F. Cooper

Woman May

There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.

- Denis Diderot

Other TV

It frustrates me that Britain can't make something like 'CSI' or 'The Sopranos'. Instead, British TV puts soap in primetime while every other civilized nation leaves it in daytime. Viewers should be more demanding.

- Jamie Bamber


In all of my books, I've emphasized that the fundamental difference between civilized and indigenous ways of being is that, for even the most open-minded of the civilized, listening to the natural world is a metaphor.

- Derrick Jensen

Always Some

Business is always looking to avoid the toughest norms. But some do it in a civilized way, while others push it using uncivilized, brazen methods.

- Dmitry Medvedev

Smell Glands

Since dogs could hear and smell better than men, we could concentrate on sight. Since courage is commonplace in dogs, men's adrenal glands could shrink. Dogs, by making us more efficient predators, gave us time to think. In short, dogs civilized us.

- Donald McCaig

Law Floats

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.

- Earl Warren

Depends Almost

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.

- Jeremy Collier

Education Deep

I dreamed my way into Lincoln and the details that moved me - his lack of education or 'civilized' manners and his deep connection to all humankind.

- Jerome Charyn

Like Including

Torture, including practices like waterboarding, violates the legal and moral standards of all civilized nations.

- Jerrold Nadler

Been Separated

Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the great peoples of the earth.

- Edward Dahlberg

Society Wealthy

Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity. The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more.

- Jill Lepore

Pretty Goes

When your whole system, your whole civilized system goes down, this is pretty much what you get left with. We have no communications, no running water, no electricity, no real help.

- Kathleen Blanco

Curious Which

It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.

- Evelyn Waugh

Society Toward

Bigotry toward any faith community cannot have any place in civilized society anywhere in the world.

- Feisal Abdul Rauf

Security Mind

The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind.

- Felix Frankfurter


In Switzerland, we have a centuries-old tradition of living together in one confederation and one society. That holds us back from excesses. We are a civilized and enlightened community and, by practising multicultural tolerance, we manage to stop extreme developments from going too far.

- Klaus Schwab

Found Ape

I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man; it is we.

- Konrad Lorenz


I believe that present day civilized man suffers from insufficient discharge of his aggressive drive.

- Konrad Lorenz

Expressing Ways

I consider that there are different degrees of civilization and there are many different ways of expressing it. But one is civilized or is not.

- Flora Lewis

Been Engaged

But while human liberty has engaged the attention of the enlightened, and enlisted the feelings of the generous of all civilized nations, may we not enquire if this liberty has been rightly understood?

- Frances Wright

Private Bottom

The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.

- Lascelles Abercrombie

Will Mankind

It is probable that for a long time to come the mass of mankind in civilized countries will find it both necessary and advantageous to labor for wages, and to accept the condition of hired laborers.

- Leland Stanford

Barbarian Anyone

Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.

- Leonard Woolf

Likely Treated

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.

- Geoffrey Fisher

Laws Traits

Laws fixed, certain, and uniform, are said to be the distinguishing traits of civilized from savage communities. In these last, seldom are any laws, unless it be the arbitrary and uncertain will of the strongest.

- Levi Woodbury

Generation Very

The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning.

- George F. Kennan


Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar; it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns.

- George Gilder

Woman Expect

I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.

- George Meredith

Woman Expect

I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.

- George Meredith

Normal Code

Look at these ISIS people. These people are ruthless. They don't operate by any sort of normal civilized code. That's the world. There's a shadow world that exists out there.

- George Newbern

World Stake

The civilized world has a common stake in defeating the terrorists.

- George P. Shultz

Abolition Been

During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations.

- George William Norris

Still Touring

Of course one can't eat in a civilized fashion while touring in theatres. But I still manage to get my three meals a day. I find that is sufficient for training.

- Gertrude Ederle

Dead Virtually

Virtually every civilized society today holds sacred the right to peaceably bury their dead.

- Mike Schmidt

Think Certainly

I think, certainly in the more civilized societies, women's roles are growing in power all of the time.

- Sally Quinn

Lives Very

The bulk of life on Earth lives in a peaceful place where the temperature is stable. There's hunting going on, but it's very civilized, like a slow ballet.

- Graham Hawkes

Money Principle

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.

- Thomas Jefferson

Society Measure

Redemption is possible, and it is the measure of a civilized society.

- Greg Boyle

Which Hallmark

The highest hallmark of a civilized society is not the rapidity by which it exacts vengeance, but its ability to hold victim and victimizer in its compassionate heart.

- Greg Boyle

Thought Tension

I'm not that worried about war. Insecurity is the word I would use - insecurity and tension and conflict. I thought civilized people had abandoned wars. Sometimes people don't make rational decisions.

- Mohammad Javad Zarif

Generation New

Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.

- Thomas Sowell

Side Other

A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other.

- Thor Heyerdahl

Been Surrounded

Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world's most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti.

- Thor Heyerdahl

Part-Time Garry

One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people - men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach.

- Magnus Carlsen

Deserve Ensure

There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom.

- Mahmoud Abbas

Will Belong

In a free society, we will tolerate boorish people, who have abhorrent behavior, but if we're civilized people, we publicly criticize that, and don't belong to those groups or don't associate with those people.

- Rand Paul

Religious Which

The trend of all knowledge at the present is to specialize, but archaeology has in it all the qualities that call for the wide view of the human race, of its growth from the savage to the civilized, which is seen in all stages of social and religious development.

- Margaret Murray

Free Prisoners

Free and civilized societies do not hold prisoners incommunicado.

- Tom McClintock

I Believe That

I believe that free and civilized societies do not hold prisoners incommunicado.

- Tom McClintock

Read Am

The whites, who are educated and civilized, swindle me, and I am not hard to swindle because I do not know how to read and write.

- Red Cloud

Country Govern

Democracy is the only civilized way to govern a country.

- Ricardo Salinas Pliego

Like Use

Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them.

- Nicholas Meyer


I assure Romanians that once I return... I will try and generate a sentiment of reconciliation in society. Divisions in society must be stopped, they must be annihilated, because Romania needs all its energy to... integrate into the civilized world.

- Traian Basescu

Planned While

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.

- Mark Skousen

Bed Very

Nobody minded what you did in bed or what you said about God, a very civilized attitude in 1948.

- Simon Raven

Education Envy

The history of American higher education over the twentieth century is an extraordinary one, the story of the creation of a powerhouse set of institutions that are the envy of the civilized world. Once they were the province, both among the student and faculty bodies, of children of privilege, generally WASPs.

- Rick Perlstein