Here is this vast, savage, hovering 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.
It is but justice to this gallant chief to say that he gave proofs of having acquired some of the lights of civilization
from his proximity to the whites, as was evinced in his knowledge of driving a bargain.
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.
The missions had often a beneficial effect on the simple sons of the forest, but had little power over the renegades from civilization
The two civilizations
had clashed--Cecil hinted that they might-- and she was dazzled and bewildered, as though the radiance that lies behind all civilization
had blinded her eyes.
They tried to persuade him to take them to some more hospitable coast near enough to civilization
so that they might hope to fall into friendly hands.
Thus even in darkest Africa was the light of German civilization
commencing to reflect itself upon the undeserving natives just as at the same period, the fall of 1914, it was shedding its glorious effulgence upon benighted Belgium.
If he smoked too many cigarettes and drank too much absinth it was because he took civilization
as he found it, and did the things that he found his civilized brothers doing.
Do not you ever read the history of your country as it was many hundreds of years ago, before this ugly thing they call civilization
weakened the sinews of our race and besmirched the very face of duty?
Already one seemed to see the clothes and habits of civilization
falling away from him, the former to be replaced by the stern, unlovely outfit of the war correspondent who plays the game.
There lay a vast territory, and in that territory were the hugest deposits in the world of iron and coal--the backbone of industrial civilization
nations are in the forefront of civilization
It was as if the Old-World barbarism and the New-World civilization
had reconciled their differences by the arbitration of an impartial decay--as is the way of civilizations
Clothe you in a wolfskin, give you a knife and a spear, and set you down in the woods of Grabritin--of what service would your civilization
be to you?
The soft and tender product of ultra- civilization
, or her bestial prototype of a hundred thousand years before her?