Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Teachers must be celebrated for moving civilization from ignorance to enlightenment, from apathy to responsibility.
Culture is a framework in which we communicate.
No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.
Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the coarse or centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved
Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.
Vanity as an impulse has without doubt been of far more benefit to civilization than modesty has ever been.
Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world.
Without adventure civilization is in full decay
Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character
The tendency in modern civilization is to make the world uniform... Let the mind be universal. The individual should not be sacrifice
What man calls civilization always results in deserts.
When one looks back over human existence, however, it is very evident that all culture has developed through an initial resistance against adaptation to the reality in which man finds himself
A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.
If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.
Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
Building trust is no longer a matter of creating structures and practices within a single culture.
Education is the transmission of civilization.
Unless there is a vast alteration in manís civilization as it stumbles along today,man will not be here very long.
Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why
Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
Partial culture runs to the ornate; extreme culture to simplicity.
Great culture is often betokened by great simplicity.