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Civilization


A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Mark Twain

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.
John Stuart Mill

While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
Henry David Thoreau

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