Friday, December 11, 2020

First Paragraph

Civilization is social order promoting cultural creation. Four elements constitute it: economic provision, political organization, moral traditions, and the pursuit of knowledge and the arts. It begins where chaos and insecurity end. For when fear is overcome, curiosity and understanding are free, and man passes by natural impulse towards the understanding and embellishment of life.

- From The Story of Civilization, Part I: Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant

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