Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor. Without civilization, we would not have reached the position that we are today. But there is a section of the people who feel that we are not civilized enough because we still fight for power, for wealth and for trivial monetary benefits.
In the advance of civilization it is new knowledge which paves the way and the pavement is eternal. Bertrand Russell feels “Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent”. But man started to being civilized the moment when he started using insult instead of stone. Civilization has to be a continuous process and must not end because there is always a scope for refinement. Here is a collection of quotes on civilization given by great thinkers and philosophers and read them to get an insight into it.