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Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.

Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.

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Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.
Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888), Table Talk (1877)

Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each
other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their
future.Bourke Cockran

The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its
place.
Havelock Ellis (1859 - 1939), The Dance of Life
It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.
Henry Allen
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
Jane Addams (1860 - 1935), Speech, Honolulu (1933)
Civilization is the art of living in towns of such size the everyone does not know
everyone else.
Julian Jaynes, "The Origin of Consciousness"

Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the
punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens
before the law...or, in a word justice.

Max Nordau (1849 - 1923)

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