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Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

Here is this vast, savage, howling mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man
a sort of breeding in and in, which produces at most a merely English nobility, a civilization destined to have a speedy limit. — Henry David Thoreau

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Anne Rice

No one is safe from nature's savagery,not even the innocent. Only beauty is consistent.
Gabrielle envisions a time when the Savage Garden will overtake civilizations and destroy it.
Anne Rice

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Michael Eric Dyson

Yet, beloved, there remains, after all, the blackness that is prophecy, the blackness that is inexplicable hope in the face of savage hopelessness...

Beloved, if the enslaved could nurture, on the vine of their desperate deficiency of democracy, the spiritual and moral fruit that fed our civilization, then surely we can name and resist demagoguery; we can protest, and somehow defeat, the forces that threaten the soul of our nation. To not try, to give up on the possibility that we can make a difference, can make the difference, is to give up on our past. on our complicated, difficult, but victorious past. Donald Trump is not our final, or ultimate, problem. The problem is, instead, allowing hopelessness to steal our joyful triumph before we work hard enough to achieve it. — Michael Eric Dyson

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By D.H. Lawrence

Every civilization when it loses its inner vision
and its cleaner energy, falls into a new sort of sordidness,
more vast and more stupendous than the old savage sort.
An Augean stable of metallic filth. — D.H. Lawrence

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Michael Talbot

We're still in the Dark Ages. The scared and the superstitious savage still lurks behind the mask of civilization and he will remain there for untold generations to come. — Michael Talbot

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By James Fenimore Cooper

Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition, and that of rights. 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. — James Fenimore Cooper

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Arthur Lynch

Pessimism is a product of our civilization. It is not natural to the savage; he feels pain, or discomfort, and suffers from these palpable conditions, but when he recovers from wounds he forgets the torments, and when he is well fed he is joyous in the light of day. — Arthur Lynch

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Herman Melville

The term 'Savage' is, I conceive, often misapplied, and indeed, when I consider the vices, cruelties, and enormities of every kind that spring up in the tainted atmosphere of a feverish civilization, I am inclined to think that so far as the relative wickedness of the parties is concerned, four or five Marquesan Islanders sent to the United States as Missionaries might be quite as useful as an equal number of Americans despatched to the Islands in a similar capacity. — Herman Melville

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Frantz Fanon

Taking the continent as a whole, this religious tension may be responsible for the revival of the commonest racial feeling. Africa is divided into Black and White, and the names that are substituted- Africa south of the Sahara, Africa north of the Sahara- do not manage to hide this latent racism. Here, it is affirmed that White Africa has a thousand-year-old tradition of culture; that she is Mediterranean, that she is a continuation of Europe and that she shares in Graeco-Latin civilization. Black Africa is looked on as a region that is inert, brutal, uncivilized - in a word, savage. — Frantz Fanon

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Mark Twain

There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages. — Mark Twain

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

Thus the great civilizer sends out its emissaries, sooner or later, to every sandy cape and light-house of the New World which the census-taker visits, and summons the savage there to surrender. — Henry David Thoreau

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Alexis De Tocqueville

From this foul drain the greatest stream of human industry flows out to fertilize the whole world. From this filthy sewer gold flows. Here humanity attains its most complete development and its most brutish, here civilization works its miracles and civilized man is turned almost into a savage. — Alexis De Tocqueville

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Mary Jo Putney

Not a savage - a barbarian. Savages know nothing of civilization. We barbarians know what civilization is, though we may have a low opinion of it. Peregrine's tone was distinctly ironic. — Mary Jo Putney

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Camille Paglia

They do not understand the fragility of civilization and the constant nearness of savage nature. — Camille Paglia

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Bryant McGill

There is nothing more savage than modern civilization. — Bryant McGill

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By John Ciardi

A savage is simply a human organism that has not received enough news from the human race. — John Ciardi

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Adam Savage

Greg Broadmore's fertile and twisted imagination has conjoined multiple genres, memories, and a sharp sense of pulp, colonialist nostalgia/parody in this lavish, fully realized, imaginative tour-de-force. It's Jules Verne meets Fritz Lang meets Tintin.
It's beyond Steampunk. It's clearly an insatiable passion for the talismans of a bygone civilization and it's slavish addiction to the early industrial age in all it's filigreed, ignorant glory. Greg has raised the bar. — Adam Savage

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Thomas Carlyle

Is man's civilization only a wrappage, through which the savage nature of him can still burst, infernal as ever? — Thomas Carlyle

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Anne Rice

In spite of all the refinements of civilization that conspired to make art
the dizzying perfection of the string quartet or the sprawling grandeur of Fragonard's canvases
beauty was savage. It was as dangerous and lawless as the earth had been eons before man had one single coherent thought in his head or wrote codes of conduct on tablets of clay. Beauty was a Savage Garden. — Anne Rice

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

Compared with this simple, fibrous life, our civilized history appears the chronicle of debility, of fashion, and the arts of luxury. But the civilized man misses no real refinement in the poetry of the rudest era. It reminds him that civilization does but dress men. It makes shoes, but it does not toughen the soles of the feet. It makes cloth of finer texture, but it does not touch the skin. Inside the civilized man stands the savage still in the place of honor. We are those blue-eyed, yellow-haired Saxons, those slender, dark-haired Normans. — Henry David Thoreau

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Estwick Evans

I wished to acquire the simplicity, native feelings, and virtues of savage life; to divest myself of the factitious habits, prejudices and imperfections of civilization; ... and to find, amidst the solitude and grandeur of the western wilds, more correct views of human nature and of the true interests of man. The season of snows was preferred, that I might experience the pleasure of suffering, and the novelty of danger. — Estwick Evans

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Gilbert K. Chesterton

The true savage is a slave, and is always talking about what he must do; the true civilised man is a free man, and is always talking about what he may do. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Mark Twain

The only very marked difference between the average civilized man and the average savage is that the one is gilded and the other is painted. — Mark Twain

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Margaret Fuller

The civilized man is a larger mind but a more imperfect nature than the savage. — Margaret Fuller

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

And if the civilized man's pursuits are no worthier than the savage's, if he is employed the greater part of his life in obtaininggross necessaries and comforts merely, why should he have a better dwelling than the former? — Henry David Thoreau

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

How far men go for the material of their houses! The inhabitants of the most civilized cities, in all ages, send into far, primitive forests, beyond the bounds of their civilization, where the moose and bear and savage dwell, for their pine boards for ordinary use. And, on the other hand, the savage soon receives from cities iron arrow-points, hatchets, and guns, to point his savageness with. — Henry David Thoreau

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Doug

On present-day Earth we have the most Christ-like nation in human history, a civilization built on loving kindness and demilitarization. They are being wiped off the face of their homeland. Well, at least the Chinese government isn't blaming Christ or Buddha for their actions against Tibet! But many savage pillagers throughout the past two thousand years have, and the Romans of a thousand years ago fall into that category. Within five hundred years they erased nearly all the nature-based, matriarchal tribes in what we now know as Europe. The invaders falsified history in order to justify their greed. Harmless facts and beautiful rituals were twisted to appear Satanic. Love of the environment and its animals and plants, love of healing modalities that modern day health professionals are now searching frantically to recover, were spin-doctored into demented superstition and turned outlaw. — Doug "Ten" Rose

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Charles Darwin

The western nations of Europe, who now so immeasurably surpass their former savage progenitors, and stand at the summit of civilization, owe little or none of their superiority to direct inheritance from the old Greeks, though they owe much to the written works of that wonderful people. — Charles Darwin

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Carl Von Clausewitz

Savage peoples are ruled by passion, civilized peoples by the mind. The difference lies not in the respective natures of savagery and civilization, but in their attendant circumstances, institutions, and so forth. The difference, therefore, does not operate in every sense, but it does in most of them. Even the most civilized peoples, in short, can be fired with passionate hatred for each other. — Carl Von Clausewitz

Savage Vs Civilization Quotes By Robertson Davies

Celtic civilization was tribal, but by no means savage or uncultivated. People who regarded the theft of a harp from a bard as a crime second only to an attack on the tribal chieftain cannot be regarded as wanting in cultivated feeling. — Robertson Davies