Os guerreiros de ca na o buscam mavo rticas damas para o enlace epitala" mico; mas antes as preferem do ceis e facilmente troca v eis por pequeninas e vola teis folhas de papel a que o vulgo chamara dinheiroo 'curriculum vitae'da Civiliza c° a o. The warriors here do not seek out mettlesome women for epithalamic conjunction, but prefer them docile and willing to exchange with ease their favours for those small and deliquescent leaves of paper which the masses call moneythe curriculum vitae of Civilization.
What is to prevent a daily newspaper from being made the greatest organ of social life? Books have had their daythe theatres have had their daythe temple of religion has had its day. A newspaper can be made to take the lead of all these in the great movements of human thought and of human civilisation. A newspaper can send more souls to Heaven, and save more from Hell, than all the churches or chapels in New Yorkbesides making money at the same time.
The desire not to be impinged upon, to be left to oneself, has been the markof high civilisation both on the part of individuals and communities.
Appropriating the fruits of Christian civilisation, but rejecting the tree from which they spring.
Their civilization is based on the most forthrightly materialistic value system in the history of mankind. If they see pie in the sky, they immediately start figuring out how to get it down onto the dinner table.
C'est aussi de tous les arts celui qui nous a rendu le service le plus important pour la vie civile. It is also of all arts the one which has done the most to advance the cause of civilization.
You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilisation from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass.
Civilisation is a conspiracy.
Pax Romana.Where they made a desolation they called Burke it a peace.What absolutenonsense! It was a nasty, vulgar sort of civilization, only dignified by being hidden under a lot of declensions.
America is the only country in history that miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to decadence without the usual interval of civilization.
The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.
Civilization and profits go hand in hand.
Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery.
All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
As long as our civilization is essentially one of property, of fences, of exclusiveness, it will be mocked by delusions.Our riches will leave us sick; there will be bitterness in our laughter; and our wine will burn our mouth.
In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters.
The principal taskofcivilisation, its actual raisond'e" tre, is to defend us against nature.
What do I thinkof Western civilization? I think that it would be a good idea.
Je sus a pleure , Voltaire a souri; c'est de cette larme divine et de ce sourire humain qu'est faite la douceur de la civilisation actuelle. Jesus wept;Voltairesmiled.Of that divinetearand of that human smile the sweetness of present civilization is composed.
The effect of boredom on a large scale in history is underestimated. It is a main cause of revolutions, and would soon bring to an end all the static Utopias and the farmyard civilization of the Fabians.
Man is essentially the imitative animal. His whole educabilityand in fact the whole history of civilization depend on this trait, which his strong tendencies to rivalry, jealousy, and acquisitiveness reinforce.
In order to imbue civilization with sound principles and enliven it with the spirit of the gospel, it is not enough to be illumined with the gift of faith and enkindled with the desire of forwarding a good cause. For this end it is necessary to take an active part in the various organizationsand influencethemfromwithin. And since our present age is one of outstanding scientific and technical progress and excellence, one will not be able to enter these organizations and work effectively from within unless he is scientifically competent, technically capableand skilled in the practice of his own profession.
Every civilization that has ever existed has ultimately collapsed.
It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil, when he is the only explanation of it.
I have seen the science I worshipped and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.
Dessa civiliza c° a o so pode sair quem tem como fun c° a o especial a de sair: a um cientista e dada a licen c° a, a um padre e dada a permissa o. Mas na o a uma mulher que nem sequer tem as garantias de um t|tulo. Only he whose special function is departure can depart from that civilization: a scientist isgiven license, a priest isgiven permission. But these are not given to a woman who does not even have the guarantee of a title.
By thetest of our faith thehighest standard ofcivilization is the readiness to sacrifice for others.
The fate of human civilization will depend on whether the rockets of the future carry the astronomer's telescope or a hydrogen bomb.
We do not like the confiding, the intimate, the ingratiating, the hail-fellow-well-met, but prefer the unapproachable, the hard-bitten, the recalcitrant, the sinister, the malignant, the saturnine, the cross-grained and the cankered, and the howling wilderness to the amenities of civilization, the irascible to the affable, the prickly to the smooth.We have no damned fellow- feeling at all.
The sense of a long last night over civilization is back again.
The word 'civilization'to my mind is coupled with death. When I use the word, I see civilization as a crippling, thwarting thing, a stultifying thing Civilization is the arteriosclerosis of culture.
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
I am sure that the immediate abolition of the slave trade is the first, the principal, the most indispensable act of policy, of dutyand of justice the legislature of this country has to take, if it is indeed their wish to secure those important objects For we continue to this hour a barbarous traffic in slaves, we continue it even yet, in spite of all our great and undeniable pretensions as civilisation.
There died a myriad, And of the best, among them, For an old bitch gone in the teeth, For a botched civilization.
Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
It is defiantthe desperate act of men too profoundly convinced of the rottenness of our civilization to want to save a shred of its respectability.
It will be a gay world. There will be lights everywhere except in the minds of men, and the fall of the last civilization will not be heard above the din.
El orbe hispano nunca se vino abajo, ni siquiera a la ca|da del imperio espan ol, sino que se ha multiplicado en numerosas facetas de ensanches todav|a insospechados No somos pueblos en estado de candor, que se deslumbren fa cilmente con los instrumentos externos de que se acompan a la cultura, sino pueblos que heredan una vieja civilizacio n y exigen la excelencia misma de la cultura. The Hispanic world never crumbled, not even after the Spanish Empire fell, but instead has multiplied itself in broad ways that are still largely unknown Our people are not naive and are not blinded by the external tools that go together with culture; we are rather the inheritors of an old civilization, and we demand the excellence proper to culture itself.
You can't say civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.
We are fighting in the quarrel of civilization against barbarism, of liberty against tyranny.Germany has become a menace to the whole world. She is the most dangerous enemy of liberty now existing.
L'amour, heurtant son front aveugle a' tous les obstacles de la civilisation. Love, knocking its blind forehead against all of civilization's obstacles.
But reading is not idlenessit is the passive, receptive side of civilization without which the active and creative world would be meaningless. It is the immortal spirit of the dead realised within the bodies of the living. It is sacramental.
Men are the Brahmin, women the Pariahs, under our existing civilization.
The saddest object in civilization, and to my mind the greatest confession of its failure, is the man who can work, who wants work, and who is not allowed to work.
Why, as civilization spreads, do outstanding men become fewer? Why, when attainments are the lot of all, do great intellectual talents become rarer? Why, when there are no longer lower classes, are there no longer upper classes? Why, when knowledge of how to rule reaches the masses, is there a lackof great abilities in the direction of society? America clearly poses these questions.But who can answer them?
From this foul drain the greatest stream of human industry flows out to fertilize the whole world. From this filthy sewer pure gold flows. Here humanity attains its most complete development and its most brutish, here civilizationworks its miracles and civilized man isturned almost into a savage.
Ce serait diminuer leur importance que de croire qu'ils ne servent qu'a' garantir la liberte ; ils maintiennent la civilisation. It would diminish the importance [of newspapers] to believe that they only serve to guarantee freedom; they maintain civilization.
I am convinced that the history of so-called scientific work in our famous centers of European civilization will, in a couple of hundred years, represent an inexhaustible source of laughter and sorrow for future generations. The learned men of the small western part of our European continent lived for several centuries under the illusionthatthe eternal blessed life wastheWest'sfuture. They were interested in the problem of when and where this blessed life would come.But they never thought of how they were going to make their life better.
Civilisation is a movement and not a condition; a voyage and not a harbour.
Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life-blood of real civilisation.
Civilization has made the peasantry its pack animal. The bourgeoisie in the long run onlychanged the form of the pack.
Women know the damnation of charity because the habit of civilisation has always been to throw them cheap alms rather than give them good wages.
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