Culture Quotes

It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual.

The next Buddha may take the form of a community, a community practicing

understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living.

– Thich Nhat Hanh


Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity.

– Robert Kennedy

Once we gain access to the community field, we are able to reclaim our power to create change… This is the key to ongoing transformation for yourself and your World.

– Michael Stone


It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

– Maya Angelou


We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.

– Cesar Chavez


We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.

– Catherine Pulsifer


We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.

– Max de Pree


Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

– Malcolm Forbes


Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.

– Jintao Hu


A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.

– Muslim Origin


I can see myself in all things and all people around me.

– Sanskrit Phrase


Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.

–  Author Unknown


My heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace.

– Maureen O’Hara


A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.

– Steve Berry


A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

– Mahatma Gandhi


Maintaining one’s culture, values and traditions is beyond price.

– Getano Lui


Culture consists of connections, not of separations: to specialize is to isolate.

– Carlos Fuentes


Culture is the widening of the mind and the spirit.

– Jawaharlal Nehru


To know nothing of what happened before you, is to forever remain a child.

– Cicero


Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.

– Cesar Chavez


Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?     

– Ernest Gaines


If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.     

– Mary Douglas


Society or culture or whatever you might want to call it, has created us all solely and wholly for the purpose of maintaining its continuity and status quo.     

– U. G. Krishnamurti


Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.     

– Thomas Wolfe


No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.     

– Mahatma Gandhi


When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don’t just turn it off one day.     

– Chinua Achebe


Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.     

– W. Somerset Maugham


Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living.

– Gilbert K. Chesterton


Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.

– Malcolm Bradbury


I just think that some version of the past in our culture is going to rise up and become dominant.

– Peter Davison


Popular culture has become engorged, broadening and thickening until it’s the only culture anyone notices.

– P. J. O’Rourke


Culture is not made up but something that evolves which is human.

– Edward T. Hall


If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.     

– Johan Huizinga


Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can’t even describe, aren’t even aware of.     

– Ellen Goodman


Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead.     

– G. K. Chesterton


Culture makes all men gentle.

– Menander