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Civilizations fall; cultures are exterminated.
Anonymous

Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, its beauties and cruelties; it accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up patiently with certain evils. Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap.
Hermann Hesse

Just by being private, the culture will change. We won’t be forced to make decisions that are 90 days in relevance.
Sam Zell

What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
Erich Fromm

In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch that is, who should be listened to and when.
Max De Pree

What “multiculturalism” boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture – and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture.
Thomas Sowell

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was capable of being; expand, if possible to his full growth; resisting all impediments, casting off all foreign, especially all noxious adhesions; and show himself at length in his own shape a.
Thomas Carlyle

We’ve got the most prosperous culture in human history and we’ve also got the biggest spiritual hole in human history. People are saying, “I can’t fill the hole with money. I can’t fill it with alcohol, or drugs, or sex, so what do I need to fill it with?”
Mark Victor Hansen

People are only mean when they’re threatened, and that’s what our culture does. That’s what our economy does.
Mitch Albom

Rather than by your culture spoiled,
Desist, and give us nature wild.
Matthew Green

I bet one legend that keeps recurring throughout history, in every culture, is the story of Popeye.
Jack Handy

Money will buy a bed but not sleep; books but not brains; food but not appetite; finery but not beauty; a house but not a home; medicine but not health; luxuries but not culture; amusements but not happiness; religion but not salvation; a passport to everywhere but heaven.
Anonymous

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.
Billy Joel

Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.
Edward Abbey

The only worthy end of all learning, of all science, of all life, in fact, is that human beings should love one another better. Culture merely for culture’s sake can never be anything but a sapless root, capable of producing at best a shriveled branch.
John Walker Cross

If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it.
S. I. Hayakawa

The great law of culture is, Let each become all that he was created capable of being; expand, if possible, to his full growth; resisting all impediments, casting off all foreign, especially all noxious adhesions, and show himself at length in his own shape and stature be these what they may.
Thomas Carlyle

Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
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Simone Weil

Men are so inclined to content themselves with what is commonest; the spirit and the senses so easily grow dead to the impressions of the beautiful and perfect, that every one should study, by all methods, to nourish in his mind the faculty of feeling these things. …For this reason, one ought every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
Goethe

Conscious business.. business that is conscious of inner and outer worlds.. would therefore be business that takes into account body, mind, and spirit in self, culture, and nature. Put differently, conscious business would be mindful of the way that the spectrum of consciousness operates in the Big Three worlds of self and culture and nature.
Ken Wilber

Unless above himself he can erect himself, how poor a thing is man!
Samuel Daniel

In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA.
Gregory Bateson

You have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.
Mitch Albom

There’s so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.
Lily Tomlin

A man’s nature, runs either to herbs or weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one, and destroy the other.
Francis Bacon

A cultivated mind is one to which the fountains of knowledge have been opened, and which has been taught, in any tolerable degree, to exercise its faculties.
John Stuart Mill

I believe that in the history of art and of thought there has always been at every living moment of culture a ‘will to renewal’. This is not the prerogative of the last decade only. All history is nothing but a succession of ‘crises’, of rupture, re.
Eugene Ionesco

Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.
Allen Ginsberg

The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man… it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.
Sigmund Freud

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