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Georg Christoph LichtenbergPerhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

NapoleonWar is the business of barbarians.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Winston ChurchillBy its sudden collapse, … the proud German army has once again proved the truth of the saying, “The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet”.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Will DurantFrom barbarism to civilization requires a century; from civilization to barbarism needs but a day.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Alfred North WhiteheadReligion is the last refuge of human savagery.

—  Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947, British philosopher & mathematician

Arthur ClarkeIt was the mark of a barbarian to destroy something one could not understand.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Georg Christoph LichtenbergThe Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims


Quotes in Verse

Walt WhitmanI sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.

—  Walt Whitman, 1819-1892, American poet










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