"One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years."
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"Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens."
"The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more."
"Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades."
"Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages."
"We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs."
"The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion."
"The test of civilization is its estimate of women."
"Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man."
"All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution."
"Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence."
"Civilization depends on morality."
"The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism."
"Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization."
"The path of civilization is paved with tin cans."
"Civilization is just a slow process of learning to be kind."
"Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures."
"To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay."
"Civilization is the making of civil persons."
"A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them."
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