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August 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

“But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness — each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked—each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity.”  —  Herbert Butterfield

“For barbarism is always around civilization, amid it and beneath it, ready to engulf it by arms, or mass migration, or unchecked fertility. Barbarism is like the jungle; it never admits its defeat; it waits patiently for centuries to recover the territory it has lost.”  —  Will Durant

“It is lack of confidence, more than anything else, that kills a civilisation. We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.”  —  Kenneth Clark



October 26, 2012 § 2 Comments

“The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.”  —  Hubert Humphrey

“Continue to express your dissent and your needs, but remember to remain civilized, for you will sorely miss civilization if it is sacrificed in the turbulence of change.”  —  Will Durant

“If nobody ever said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.”  —  A.P. Herbert

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