Quotation Explorer - 'Culture'

Culture is a symbolic veil with which we hide our animal nature from ourselves and other animals. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Culture is local; art, universal. - Marty Rubin
In any culture, subculture, or family in which belief is valued above thought, and self-surrender is valued above self-expression, and conformity is valued above integrity, those who preserve their self-esteem are likely to be heroic exceptions. - Nathaniel Branden
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 than you are a victim of it.
Before saying anything further about culture, I consider the world is hungry and does not care about culture, and people artificially want to turn these thoughts away from hunger and direct them towards culture. - Antonin Artaud
American culture at large has failed working mothers. - Emily Matchar
The most essential and fundamental aspect of culture is the study of literature, since this is an education in how to picture and understand human situations. - Iris Murdoch
People are so fucking dumb. Nobody reads anymore, nobody goes out and looks and explores the society and culture they were brought up in. People have attention spans of five seconds and as much depth as a glass of water. - David Bowie
Nations rise and fall, flourish and decay, by what they believe in and by what their culture stands for. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
More than any other product of human scientific culture scientific knowledge is the collective property of all mankind. - Konrad Lorenz
When something really bad is going on in a culture, the average guy doesn’t see it. He can’t. He’s average. And is surrounded by and immersed in the cant and discourse of the status quo. - George Saunders
Unconditional love is most beautiful in any culture, in any society. - Debasish Mridha
As it stands there is a very strong argument that as the book trade becomes increasingly corporate it's our literary heritage that is at risk - a vital part of our culture. - Sara Sheridan
Show me a culture where honesty is considered ridiculous, where nobody's ever accountable for anything, where anger gets admired as a sign of strength, and I'll show you a place where misery is permanent - Anthony Steyning
God chose to introduce Himself to us in the first verse of Genesis as a Creator. And yet so few Christians really understand the power of creativity to influence the culture. - Phil Cooke
It is the culture that makes the difference. When there is no internal transformation, there cannot be external progress and development whatsoever. - Sunday Adelaja
Wherever you travel to, appreciate the culture and beauty of the place. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Our culture is getting better and better at encouraging women to speak, but it’s not doing enough to listen to what they say when they do. - Lilit Marcus
It's tough to get out of one's inherited imbecilic culture, and a thus inherited or endowed lunatic belief system. A freethinker must overcome every deadened system. Especially one's own. - Fakeer Ishavardas
But now we live in a time and in a culture when mystery tends to mean something more answerable, it means a crime novel, a thriller, a drama on TV, usually one where we'll find out - and where the whole point of reading it or watching it will be that we will find out - what happened. - Ali Smith
The wizards were civilized men of considerable education and culture. When faced with being inadvertently marooned on a desert island they understood immediately that the first thing to do was place the blame - Terry Pratchett
I believe Western culture -- rule of law, universal suffrage, etc. -- is preferable to Arab culture: that's why there are millions of Muslims in Scandinavia, and four Scandinavians in Syria. Follow the traffic. I support immigration, but with assimilation. - Mark Steyn
We as a black culture have been through so much from slavery, lynching, dogs sicced on us,water hosed down, shot and killed in America. But we shall still overcome everything! - Alcurtis Turner
Culture becomes visible when we travel between cultures and when we look back in time to other cultures than our own. - Michael Ryan
Art (including literature) is the barometer of a culture. It reflects the sum of a society’s deepest philosophical values: not its professed notions and slogans, but its actual view of man and of existence. - Ayn Rand, The Romatic Manifesto
Writers are a product of where we come from but by looking at alternatives to the culture in which we live, we can find ways to change and hopefully improve it. - Sara Sheridan
Publicity is the life of this culture - in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive - and at the same time publicity is its dream. - John Berger
We want to make certain that we view culture through the eyes of faith, that we don't view our faith through the eyes of culture. - Stephen D. Livesday
Marriage is the best compromise between nature and culture. - Thiruman Archunan
While art should never become exclusionary and elitist, any culture which fails to support its artists is only contributing to its own impoverishment. (Beyond Religion, p. 122) - David N. Elkins
Growing a culture requires a good storyteller. Changing a culture requires a persuasive editor. - Ryan Lilly
When people lack true culture or are devoid of innovative ideas, they speak about wine, various brands of alcoholic beverages, or the quality of soap. - Dimitris Mita
Don't let the culture influence your message, let your message influence the culture. - Mike Huckabee
A culture finds the gods it needs. - Crossley-Holland David
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 D.N.A.
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses. - Plato
The intellect, like all cultural values, has created an aristocracy based on the possession of rational culture and independent of all personal ethical qualities of man. The aristocracy of intellect is hence an unbrotherly aristocracy. - Max Weber
Truth is a relationship. As such, each one of us receives the truth and expresses it from within, that is to say, according to one's own circumstances, culture, and situation in life. - Pope Francis
People say - popular culture advocates - government demands that we sell our souls, for nothing but the cheapest of baubles and bling, if even that. If you do sell, the result is a gray, cheerless, and dreary existence. - Mike Klepper
On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture. - Ignazio Silone
You don’t go on bended-knee to petition the official culture for your rights. You have to take them. - Terence McKenna
Putting food under lock and key was one of the great innovations of your culture. No other culture in history has ever put food under lock and key - and putting it there is the cornerstone of your economy.[...] Because if the food wasn't under lock and key, Julie, who would work? - Daniel Quinn
There is no separation between the gospel and culture, between how we live in society and how we live in our private lives, between the lordship of Jesus inside the four walls of a church building and outside that building. - Michael Brown
It is culture that is the bully."Orn Ald yos'Senchul to Theo Waitley, Saltation - Sharon Lee
Compulsory heterosexuality produces not the homosexual but differences, conflicts and hierarchies among homosexualities at the level of identity, culture, and politics. - Steven Seidman
Consuming the content and culture of creatives does not make one a creative. Creating makes a creative. - Ryan Lilly
Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions. - Paulo Coelho
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. - John F. Kennedy
We merely want to live in peace with all the world, to trade with them, to commune with them, to learn from their culture as they may learn from ours, so that the products of our toil may be used for our schools and our roads and our churches and not for guns and planes and tanks and ships of war. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. - Charles Darwin
To me, science is an expression of the human spirit, which reaches every sphere of human culture. It gives an aim and meaning to existence as well as a knowledge, understanding, love, and admiration for the world. It gives a deeper meaning to morality and another dimension to esthetics. - Isidor Isaac Rabi
The Church is not called to overthrow government but to influence culture. - John Paul Warren
We divided ourselves among caste, creed, culture and countries but what is undivided remains most valuable: a mere smile and the love. - Santosh Kalwar
When the purpose of clearly exposing the differences between the Aryan and the Tamil culture, civilization, conduct and creed Thirukkural was written. I am of that firm view. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
the battle for our culture must be waged at the level of the imagination. - Eric Metaxas
To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture. - Frantz Fanon
We have created a culture of leadership "development" in the Church at the expense of ignore the ministry of the Church to making disciples. - John Paul Warren
What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture? - Amandla Stenberg
La barbarie n est le contraire de la culture que dans le cadre de la hierarchie de pensee que celle-ci nous propose. - Thomas Mann
The food in the South is as important as food anywhere because it defines a person's culture. - Fannie Flagg
It takes a huge amount of culture to normalize "crazy", and of course that's its main focus - Stefan Molyneux
Culture is more important than vision. Some leaders have great vision, but have created a toxic culture where that vision will never happen. - Phil Cooke
Use your own reason to find the truth. And to do this, you must first get rid of the myths that your culture injected to your brain! - Mehmet Murat ildan
when there is no sound mind in the society people's thinking and their decisions, don’t always follow the natural flow of logic, because the society and the culture of the land has polluted the minds of ordinary people - Sunday Adelaja
I love pop culture -- the Rolling Stones, the Doors, David Lynch, things like that. That's why I said I don't like elitism. - Haruki Murakami
Culture, like science, is no protection against demons. - G.K. Chesterton
Ultimately, culture, secular and otherwise, is a collection of survival strategies. The things that look like decoration—poetry, novels, music, dancing—if you strip away all the layers, are mechanisms for coping, surviving, understanding. - Ben Fountain
We build our understanding of the emotional world through the myths and legends of our culture. We are all, in part, made of fairy tales. - Will Storr
Culture makes all men gentle. - Menander
The deal with multiculturalism is that the only culture you're allowed to disapprove of is your own. - Martin Amis
Virtues are common, but the virtuous are very few. This is because ordinarily, people know but do not apply what they know. To break the culture, look for more information; learn more and apply more. This is wisdom. - Israelmore Ayivor
The longer she spent in America, the better she had become at distinguishing, sometimes from looks and gait, but mostly from bearing and demeanor, that fine-grained mark that culture stamps on people. (Chapter 17) - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. - Noam Chomsky
There are many madnesses in every culture! All cultures need reason! - Mehmet Murat ildan
For too long, and despite what people told me, I had fallen for what the culture said about beauty, youth, features, heights, weights, hair textures, upper arms. - Anne Lamott
Nothing in our culture, not even home computers, is more overrated than the epidermal felicity of two featherless bipeds in desperate congress. - Quentin Crisp
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is People want to get something for nothing. - Sunday Adelaja
In my opinion, one of the answers to the question of underdevelopment of nations, is in the CULTURE of DIGNITY OF LABOR. - Sunday Adelaja
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation, and conversation must have a common basis, and between two people of widely different culture the only common basis possible is the lowest level. - Oscar Wilde
A society that believes in nothing can offer no argument even against death. A culture that has lost its faith in life cannot comprehend why it should be endured. - Andrew Coyne
In a culture of hyper-consumption the advertising industry has brainwashed many people into believing they can raise their status just by driving a particular brand of whatever it is they are pushing at you. - Stephen Richards
I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature. - Cicero
The lively oral storytelling scene in Scots and Gaelic spills over into the majority English-speaking culture, imbuing it with a strong sense of narrative drive that is essential to the modern novel, screenplay and even non-fiction. - Sara Sheridan
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is People begin to think that there is no natural process to success, hence the fraudulent nouveau riche (swindlers, drug pushers, 419 scammers etc.) begin to become respected in the society - Sunday Adelaja
learn to experience and learn to respect ,i love my culture and i respect iti m proud to be Xhosa - Saziso Lucas
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. - Anaïs Nin
We have a name for the sum of grievances and compromises, this sheer normality of life lived among other people. We call it civilization. Culture, society, the workaday interactions of ordinary time. - Joseph Bottum
I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry. - Randall Jarrell
Even the best Mindset will become contaminated and eventually blunted in a toxic organisational culture. - Tony Dovale
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is they look down at people who are engaged in manual labour - Sunday Adelaja
People think that other international languages are smarter and more business wise. But they have to understand that we have to preserve our culture. - Enock Maregesi
A society with lynch culture needs a big zoo, not for the animals definitely, but for the very people themselves! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The best thing you can give a person is the courage and the desire to go beyond his culture, that little limited world of his! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The culture without children is forever immature, self-obsessed and rightous. They cannot help the high opinion they have of themselves; there's no kids around to show them otherwise. - James Wilson
Every country has its sacred culture. - Lailah Gifty Akita
All is as if the world did cease to exist. The city's monuments go unseen, its past unheard, and its culture slowly fading in the dismal sea. - Nathan Reese Maher
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. - Ray Bradbury
In the non-material scenario, both temple or total quality gets raised, deploying communication as mortar, culture as reinforcement, and commitment as concrete. - Priyavrat Thareja
Simply put, here amid the kingdoms of this world we have no continuing city. That’s why we dare not become attached to the passing values of any human culture. - Harold L. Senkbeil
Our teens are embedded in a culture driven by competition and perfectionism, where success is defined by status, performance and their appearance. - Auliq Ice
The way people want to get respect for their culture and language, it is critical to reciprocate the same to other else you don't have any right to condemn others - Pankaj Gupta
In any modern society encouraging your child to cut himself is an unthinkable act, but only with religious belief becomes part of the culture, and demands respect. - Sean S. Kamali
Unexamined wallpaper is classroom practices and institutional policies that are so entrenched in school culture or a teacher's paradigm that their ability to affect student learning is never probed. - Richard Elmore
Cookbooks are almost a substitution for a lost sense of culture. People want some other life than the one they're living, so they buy a cookbook with pictures and imagine themselves as part of that life. - Mark Miller
Much of what we think of as human evolved long after the use of tools. It is probably more correct to think of much of our structure as the result of culture than it is to think of men anatomically like ourselves slowly developing culture. - Sherwood L. Washburn
Geschichte ist die geistige Form, in der sich eine Kultur ueber ihre Vergangenheit Rechenschaft gibt. [transl.:] History is the mentalintellectual form, in which a culture renders account of its past to itself.
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards. The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power. - Samuel P. Huntington
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is the escapist mentality becomes prevalent, giving birth to the syndrome of economic refugees. - Sunday Adelaja
Fear of nature led to society; hatred among men lead to culture; envy among women led to virtue. - Thiruman Archunan
Culture makes lies plausible through exposure to time. It makes prejudice seem like physics intergenerationally. It is therefore the most dangerous opponent of philosophy, because it feels the most credible to the average person. - Stefan Molyneux
Culture is taking the background you come from and either running with it or running from it. - Imani Nettles
The way of the consumerist culture is to spend so much energy chasing happiness that it has none left to be happy. - Criss Jami
The conscience is a right mix of instinct, reason and culture. The conscience itself is not a truth but it has an ability to access the truth. But the very conscience is assembled only by the reason. - Thiruman Archunan
One problem with today's culture is that we defend too many rights and ignore too many wrongs. - Ron Brackin
Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt. - Richard Feynman
Love is thicker than blood, its blind to color, it is its own culture - Evy Michaels
Are you letting culture, not scripture, determine your sexuality, how you date, how you present yourself, how you engage in certain relationships with members of the opposite sex? We need to be very clear that the way we do life is different than the rest of the world. - Mark Driscoll
When there is no Personal Responsibility in any society, there cannot be a responsible government. Responsible government is an off shoot of a culture of Personal Responsibility. - Sunday Adelaja
Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit - Jawaharlal Nehru
The time you save is just what makes the difference between trivia and culture. - James Herron
A culture that does not teach prayer soon runs mad with desire. - Laurence Freeman
We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Culture is fundamental. Literature saves you. Cinema saves you. - Léa Seydoux
Culture is the ability to describe Jane Russell without moving your hands - Bob Hope
On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture, a civilization, a new way of living together among men.
What can oppose the decline of the west is not a resurrected culture but the utopia that is silently contained in the image of its decline. - Theodor W. Adorno
Every county has its sacred culture. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Man is often the prisoner of the culture he lives in. Question your culture to break the prison doors! Question it so that you can be able to see the incredible stupidities in your culture! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Accurate scholarship can unearth the whole offence from luther untill noe that has driven a culture mad. From what occured at linz what huge imago made a psychopathic god. i and the public know what all schoolchildren learn those to whom evil is done do evil in return. - W. H. Auden
Rationally, factory farming is so obviously wrong, in so many ways. In all of my reading and conversations, I've yet to find a credible defense of it. But food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, and identity. - Jonathan Safran Foer
A culture of unaccountability is a culture without incentive, and a culture without incentive is the death of critical and creative thinking. - Michael R. LeGault
Don’t beat yourself up, son. I’m sure there is a culture on this spinning ball of dirt where you can be pretty. If not, do rock ‘n roll, or practice words. That shit’s pretty as well. - R.X. Bird
Snuffy and the Bull is one of several short stories from a time in our history which has been woven into the quilt of America and found within the eclectic tapestry of our culture. - Regine' Ivory-Barlow
They were from different generations, culture, nations. But even these things did not divide them so much as their separate conceptions of what it meant to be a woman. - Patricia Duncker
Amusement has always been the great moving force behind culture. - Italo Calvino
What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real. - George Bernard Shaw
The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams. - Terence McKenna
Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself. - Daisaku Ikeda
Ideas and their creators run the world…one’s place in the world is due partially to the ideas that a culture has forced on one and/or the ideas that a person freely accepts and uses. - Haki R. Madhubuti
In our culture it is a woman's body which is considered important while it is a man's mind or his activities which are valued. A woman is sexy. A man is successful. - Alleen Pace Nilsen
Literalness, however, is not the substance from which human culture is made. - Begoña Aretxaga
The study of the past is the main portal through which culture is acquired. - Joseph Epstein
If we want the world to change, the healing of culture and greater balance in nature, it has to start inside the human soul. - Michael Meade
Look at the mirror! Who are you? You are not yourself, you are your culture! Do you want to be yourself? Then leave your prison and discover the paths beyond your path! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Often we don't notice the stringent rules to which our culture subjects us. - Sara Sheridan
At every turn, girls - even the most carefully raised and deeply loved - are surrounded by a popular culture that exhorts them to think of themselves as sexually disposable creatures. - Caitlin Flanagan
Culture is a communicable disease. - Marty Rubin
I think every woman in our culture is a feminist. They may refuse to articulate it, but if you were to take any woman back forty years and say, 'Is this a world you want to live in?' they would say, 'No. - Helen Mirren
Art is not like other culture because its success is not made by its audience. The public fill concert halls and cinemas every day, we read novels by the millions, and buy records by the billions. 'We the people'--affect the making and quality of most of our culture, but not our art. - Banksy
Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in even greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires: beyond the elevation and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the Gospels, it will not go. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
They said globalization!!; my reply then was and still is that the only way for "globalization" to cherish and succeed is through a lifestyle and not through a culture driven societies; and gentlemen, that is not what the world can afford !! - Hisham Fawzi
I've often heard people say, Your country is beautiful, a virtual paradise. When will the people of Indonesia be as beautiful as their land, with a civilization and culture that contributes to the greater beauty of humankind and no longer smothers and strangles the mind? - Pramoedya Ananta Toer
High culture can never be obliterated as long as the species continues to produce individuals with the inclination and fortitude to pursue their interests and talents against the grain of the mass culture surrounding them. - Susan Jacoby
I'm proud of the culture I come from - we're a small country and a close-knit community. - Sara Sheridan
Of all the hardships and deprivations a people can suffer, I am not sure if the deprivations of art and culture are not the most devastating. As meat and rice are food for the body, art and culture are food for the soul. Starve the body and the person dies; starve the soul and the spirit dies. - Gerard de Marigny
Lack of culture equals to parallel lives, however through art, oneness, sanity and sense of belonging is restored. - Unarine Ramaru
A culture is made or destroyed by its articulate voices. - Ayn Rand
Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. - Clive Barnes
Culture now spreads at central nervous system speed. It’s a shame that compassion doesn’t. - Dean Cavanagh
Until we accept that our children have much more of a risk of being sexually abused than drowning in a pool, being struck by a car, stricken with cancer, hurt by a vaccination, or diagnosed with ebola, we contribute to a culture of panic and ignorance. - Ann Brasco
I believe that for Nigeria and other third world countries to truly become developed, we must change the culture and attitude of our people towards work - Sunday Adelaja
True Christianity cuts across all other religions and creates its own culture. - J. Otis Yoder
Culture is activity of thought, and receptiveness to beauty and humane feeling. Scraps of information have nothing to do with it. A merely well informed man is the most useless bore on God's earth. - Alfred North Whitehead
Our government, media houses, schools, must focus on creating a new culture in our society. A culture of work. A culture of labour. A culture of diligence. A culture of hard work. A culture of perseverance. A culture of persistence. A culture of DIGNITY OF LABOUR. - Sunday Adelaja
To let the gospel of Jesus shape how we work means to heed the influence of both the psychological idols within our hearts as well as the sociological idols in our culture and profession. - Timothy J. Keller
Science contributes to our culture in many ways, as a creative intellectual activity in its own right, as the light which has served to illuminate man's place in the universe, and as the source of understanding of man's own nature. - John F. Kennedy
Those that control the definitions, steer the culture as they please. - R.A.Delmonico
Culture does not make people. People make culture. if it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture. - chimamamanda Ngozie Adichie
I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. - Etta James
War is the worst way of gathering knowledge about a foreign culture. - Stanisław Lem
A man becomes God. This is the culture of life power of a human being. This is such a culture of unimaginable life power.The term God is the self -prejudiced word. This is used to explain the thing. But whatever happens is encircling a man. - Sri Jibankrishna or Diamond
Unless the relationship of law to Christianity is re-established, there is no future except destruction for Western culture. - R. J. Rushdooney
Any nation that wishes to enjoy the fruits of development and civilization, must follow the golden rules of this scripture as a national policy and culture. - Sunday Adelaja
But we're not humanity, we're just one culture - one culture out of hundreds of thousands that have lived their vision on this planet and sung their song. If it were humanity that needed changing, then we'd be out of luck. But it isn't humanity that needs changing, it's just...us. - Daniel Quinn
I see that the culture that is prevalent right now in Nigeria and indeed Africa is the culture of GET RICH QUICK. - Sunday Adelaja
I repeat that sin, man's self-violation par excellence, was invented purely inorder to make science, culture, and every elevation and ennobling of man impossible; the priest rules by the invention of sin. - Friedrich Nietzsche
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is People forget that they have to create their wealth in their nation. They rather think they must be given. - Sunday Adelaja
Culture is the study of perfection, and the constant effort to achieve it. - Allen Tate
I wanted to do something new. The world is becoming a global village and we have to understand these different cultures. There is a Danish culture, an Israeli culture and so on. So if you want to go to Denmark, then read the book. - Enock Maregesi
Whoever tells the best story shapes the culture. - Erwin Raphael McManus
With courage of adventure, you can overcome the culture shock in a visit to a new country. - Lailah Gifty Akita
ReThink culture, because it is the foundation of all strategic success. - Tony Dovale
Nothing is more to mastery than practice and skills. Studies have shown that practicing five minutes daily is better than practicing once a week for three hours. And if you want to create a genuine culture of improvement, you must create those habits. - George Spafford
The Swartzentruber Order is the most conservative on the Amish spectrum. Amish people have differences just like any culture. - Brenda Nixon
Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation. - Angela Carter
I come from a culture of handwringers, vengeance seekers, people who name children after ancestors by rote -- first child, paternal grandfather, second child, maternal, and on and on and on. - Julia Glass
I know you don't think that any tongue I speak is mine; it must be rented. I am always denial, or pretense. A child born mid-flight has no nation. I can pull on either culture, but they always melt like a dream, trickle away, water on the oiled pelt of foreign. - Jasmine Ann Cooray
Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors who when their turn comes, will manufacture professors. - Simone Weil
The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture. - Roland Barthes
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is Fraudulent money schemes are prevalent in the society - Sunday Adelaja
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is young men only wish to do prestigious work - Sunday Adelaja
In Tsurani culture, forgiveness was simply a less shameful form of weakness than capitulation. - Raymond E. Feist
Books have a vital place in our culture. They are the source of ideas, of stories that engage and stretch the imagination and most importantly, inspire. - Sara Sheridan
The Five C's of Coaching: 1- Clarity 2- Communication3- Collaboration 4- Commitment 5- Culture - Farshad Asl
While these Christians (the majority in a recent poll) are particularly concerned that religious freedoms are being eroded in this country, they also want Judeo-Christians to dominate the culture, - David Kinnaman
Jay-Z and Kanye West are to authentic rap culture what diseased rates were to 14th century Europeans - Dean Cavanagh
The problem with our culture is we cling to so many different truths. Yet, the truths that we cling to also depend on our point of view. Maybe, the journey to a truth that can be free of hatred, bias and injustice requires a journey of the soul to see all view points. - Shannon L. Alder
If you want innovation, growth, and culture, invest in people, not technology. Technology can't lead, love, or connect. - Farshad Asl
A great mystery lies in the repetition and continuity of the renewal of that which is past. Culture perpetuates itself in memory and the big job is the reawakening of memory. - Hans-George Gadamer
The person who can learn by observation can create his own culture. - Santosh Kalwar
The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself. - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
The common culture of permits - that is, the assumption that only that which is not forbidden - usually draws the laws of one's own possibilities far more narrowly than necessary and prematurely avoids real or imaginary conflict. - Ursula Hofbauer, Friedemann Derschmidt
...Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by the folk. - Henry Jenkins
Once a culture becomes entirely advertising friendly, it seizes to be a culture at all. - Mark Crispin Miller
In so far as the culture industry arouses a feeling of well-being that the world is precisely in that order suggested by the culture industry, the substitute gratification which it prepares for human beings cheats them out of the same happiness which it deceitfully projects. - Theodor W. Adorno
Engineering -nature is engineering, so is culture, science is right behind, only chaos is not an engineer- and, along with it, the furious need to reproduce. - Elena Ferrante
The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art. - Chuck Palahniuk
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is People don’t believe that hard work is worth it. - Sunday Adelaja
There is no problem with the wider culture that you cannot see in the spades in the Christian Church. The rot is in us, and not simple out there. And Christians are making a great mistake by turning everything into culture wars. It's a much deeper crisis. - Os Guinness
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Much has been made about the death of the novel and the end of literature as it’s seen to be assailed by technology, by the web, by the many and varied new forms of entertainment and culture. I don’t share that pessimism because I think it is one of the great inventions of the human spirit. - Richard Flanagan
Armed violence and peace cannot coexist. We need to overcome the challenges we face and seek practical solutions. We must replace the culture of war with the culture of peace. - Widad Akreyi
You can lead a whore to culture, but you can't make her think. - Dorothy Parker
You have to taste a culture to understand it. - Deborah Cater
The acquisition of culture requires repose, sitting quietly in a room with a book, or alone with one's thoughts even any crowded concert or art museum. - Joseph Epstein
Your culture is your limit; if you can’t go beyond it, you will remain as a frog of your little lake! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Celebrity culture is something that pains me. - Susie Orbach
I want to change the pop world one sequin at a time. Artists tend to take themselves way too seriously and don't enjoy the fun of making an impact on culture. I just have a good time and sequins represent a good time. - Lady Gaga
I meet people and they enforce me their culture and then I choose to fly away and I meet other people and these people force me their religion and I wanna fly away. I meet other people, these people are silent, we begin to sing the song of the ocean and then we fly away together ~ - Grigoris Deoudis
For a nation to be truly great, she must first identify her national values, enumerate her virtues and formulate her value system. But the most tasking of all these is to develop a culture in her people, that will best represent the proclaimed value systems of the nation. - Sunday Adelaja
I sometimes wonder whether our churches--living as we do in American death-denying culture, relentlessly smiling through our praise choruses--are inadvertently helping people live not as much in hope as in denial. - Mark Galli
The Gospel lives in conversation with culture, and if the Church holds back from the culture, the Gospel itself falls silent. Therefore, we must be fearless in crossing the threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place. - Pope John Paul II
He who cherishes the values of culture cannot fail to be a pacifist. - Albert Einstein
A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. - L. Ron Hubbard
An important part of deciding where we want to go, as a society and culture, is knowing where we have come from, and indeed, how far we have come. - Sara Sheridan
Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy. Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster. - Geert Hofstede
...have always been known for their storytelling. It appears to be the supreme expression of their spirit. Perhaps they know that, without a story, there could be no nation, no culture, no civilization, no life. - I. Murphy Lewis
the meeting between ignorance and knowledge, between brutality and culture - it begins in the dignity with which we treat the dead - Frank Herbert
Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. So we lost our center and have to find it again. - Anaïs Nin
The common culture of permits - that is, the assumption that only that which is not explicitly permitted is not forbidden - usually draws the laws of one's own possibilities far more narrowly than necessary and prematurely avoids real or imaginary conflict. - Ursula Hofbauer, Friedemann Derschmidt
Culture has little to do with how refined a man's intellect is; it rather depends on the refinement of his emotions. - Raheel Farooq
The separation of sexuality from procreation in Greek culture helps explain the terrible demographic decay that Greece would suffer during the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E. - Daniel P. Goldman
Every culture has its distinctive and normal system of government. Yours is democracy, moderated by corruption. Ours is totalitarianism, moderated by assassination. - Unknown Russian
Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future. - Robert L. Peters
You will always find [hatred] strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
What the new government of Nigeria and other African governments must do, is to start a massive reorientation campaign in the culture of the dignity of labour. - Sunday Adelaja
[O]urs is a culture of the perpetual present, one that deliberately severs itself from the past that created us as well as the future we are shaping with our actions. - Naomi Klein
America’s treasure troves of public and private data, IP, and critical infrastructure continues to be pilfered, annihilated, and disrupted, while an organizational culture of ‘Participation Trophy Winners managed by tech neophyte executives continue to lose one battle after the next. - James Scott, Sr. Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
I work hard to stay cynical enough! I keep my expectations of our culture and our leaders low, low, low, and I do it so I don't have to be let down. And yet again I am lowballed by the brokenness of the American cultural machine. - Vinnie Tesla
Our government, media houses, schools, must focus on creating a new culture in our society. - Sunday Adelaja
If there is a religious agency in our lives, it has to appear in the manner of our times. Not from on high, but a revelation that hides itself in our culture, it will be ground-level, on the street, it'll be coming down the avenue in the traffic, hard to tell apart from anything else. - E. L. Doctorow, The City of God
Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture? - David Bohm
Sigmund Freud was a half baked Viennese quack. Our literature, culture, and the the films of Woody Allen would be better today if Freud had never written a word.
Our society needs to restablish a culture of swag. - Batuhan Ibal
Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest. - Marilyn Ferguson
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is Our young people look for quick answers and solutions - Sunday Adelaja
You can never destroy the barbarian culture of hatred, violence, and death by killing barbarians. You have to destroy the philosophy that makes them barbarian. - Debasish Mridha
He was a product of a culture where it was generally counterproductive to hold grudges. - H.W. Brands
Ignorance binds people tighter than culture. - Raheel Farooq
We need to move from the existing culture of compliance in cybersecurity to developing a culture of excellence in mitigating Cyber threats. - Arzak Khan
I guess in this culture of ever-shortening attention spans, it's good if a song can lift us out of the madness, even if only for a few minutes. - Peter Bradley Adams
And that is to say, of course, that you can "read" a culture without its literature, without the bother of gathering and holding its ideas, considering their genesis and evolution, and weighing them in the balance with each other. - Richard Mitchell
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is armed robbery and theft becomes the order of the day. - Sunday Adelaja
Every book purchase made from Amazon is a vote for a culture without content and without contentment. - Ursula K. Le Guin
no human culture is inaccessible to someone who makes the effort to understand, to learn, to inhabit another world. - Henry Louis Gates Jr.
L'éducation est un processus culturel (...) par lequel chaque nouvel individu est transformé en membre à part entière d'une société humaine particulière, partageant avec les autres membres une culture particulière. - Margaret Mead
Part of what psychedelics do is they decondition you from cultural values. This is what makes it such a political hot potato. Since all culture is a kind of con game, the most dangerous candy you can hand out is one which causes people to start questioning the rules of the game. - Terence McKenna
We need a cybersecurity renaissance in this Country that promotes cyber hygiene and a security centric corporate culture applied and continuously reinforced by peer pressure - James Scott
To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture. - Oscar Wilde
Culture is taking whatever background you come from and either running with it or running from it. - Imani Nettles
MONEY, n. A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it. An evidence of culture and a passport to polite society. Supportable property. - Ambrose Bierce
Culture primarily witnesses the absence of meaning, not it's presence. - Thomas McFarland
Empathy is the sunlight to the vampire of culture. - Stefan Molyneux
The externalization of memory [via the use of external symbolic storage systems] has altered the actual memory architecture within which humans think, which is changing the role of biological memory, the way in which the human brain deploys its resources, and the form of modern culture. - Merlin Donald
Culture is religion externalized. - Douglas W. Phillips
Of the animals I saw, I could write volumes. All were wild; for the Great Race's mechanised culture had long since done away with domestic beasts, while food was wholly vegetable or synthetic. - H.P. Lovecraft
La culture, c'est comme la confiture, moins on en a, plus on l'étale. - Pierre Desproges
Whoever controls the media--the images--controls the culture.
If we don't value the people who inspire us (and money is one mark of that) then what kind of culture are we building? - Sara Sheridan
i believe in the freedom of state where every people have to right develop their culture and maintain the democracy while two things are very essential justice and equality - Long Live Pakistan and Happy Independence Day - Avinash Advani
Culture was actually humanity’s attempt to extend the womb. - Christopher Henry Dawson
That’s what imperialism is all about, shoving your language, religion, culture, and race down others’ throats and telling them that they’re beneath you and it’s not unique to the West either. - M.B. Dallocchio
Man is a culture, nothing but a culture! Question your culture! Just like monkeys picking lice from their skin, get rid of the stupidities in your culture! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Television is the first truly democratic culture -- the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. - Clive Barnes
American political culture quickly and always outpaces any attempt to satirize it. - Glenn Greenwald
In the 21st century men’s tits have not just rivalled but replaced women’s as the touchstone of ‘sexy’ in mainstream pop culture, even when the audience for them is other men. - Mark Simpson
My culture is my identity and personality. It gives me spiritual, intellectual and Emotional distinction from others, and I am proud of it. - M.F. Moonzajer
Every woman should see herself looking uniquely breathtaking, in something tailored to celebrate her body, so that she is better able to appreciate her own beauty and better equipped to withstand the ideals of our narrow-waisted, narrow- minded culture. - Susan Jane Gilman
It's important that someone celebrate our existence... People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver. - Hanns Johst
If one religion were 'true,' we would expect to see, even if only once in all of recorded history, a religious missionary that had stumbled upon a culture that shared the same revelations brought forth by the same deity. - David G. McAfee
In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. - Bill Watterson
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