Culture Quotes

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 is both an intellectual phenomenon and a moral one.

Matthew Arnold

The end of culture is right living.

W. Somerset Maugham

Culture, far from giving us freedom, only develops, as it advances, new necessities; the fetters of the physical close more tightly around us, so that the fear of loss quenches even the ardent impulse toward improvement, and the maxims of passive obedience are held to be the highest wisdom of life.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

The foundation of culture, as of character, is at last the moral sentiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men of culture are the true apostles of equality.

Matthew Arnold

Culture is one thing and varnish is another.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Our culture is superior because our religion is Christianity and that is the truth that makes men free

Patrick Buchanan

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

Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world

Matthew Arnold

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

That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.

Henry Ward Beecher

Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.

John Abbott

Culture is on the horns of this dilemma: if profound and noble it must remain rare, if common it must become mean

George Santayana

Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors, who when their turn comes will manufacture professors

Simone Weil

Altogether national hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life.

Hannah Arendt

Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality.

Bob Marley

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.

Margaret Mead

Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture

John Abbott

Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors, who when their turn comes will manufacture professor

Simone Weil

High culture always isolates, always drives men out of their class, and makes it more difficult for them to share naturally and easily the common class-life around them. They seek the few companions who can understand them, and when these are not to be had within a traversable distance, they sit and work alone.

Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.

Matthew Arnold
Social Media
Our Partners