Cornerstones

Culture

The Progressive Farmer is featuring photos this year from its vast archives. This photo was taken in the 1940s, Image Harold M. Lambert

We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture.
Alice Waters

A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
Samuel Butler

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

Every man’s ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.
John Abbott

Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It’s how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment … all of that is expressed in culture.
Wendell Pierce

We seldom realize, for example, that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Alan W. Watts

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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

We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.
Syrus

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28 (KJV)

Our culture has filled our heads but emptied our hearts, stuffed our wallets but starved our wonder. It has fed our thirst for facts but not for meaning or mystery. It produces “nice” people, not heroes.
Peter Kreeft

Culture is roughly anything we do and the monkeys don’t.
Lord Raglan

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
Thomas Jefferson

One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you.
Edward T. Hall

Human vanity can best be served by a reminder that, whatever his accomplishments, his sophistication, his artistic pretension, man owes his very existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil--and the fact that it rains.
Richard L. Evans

Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an inward condition of the mind and spirit, not in an outward set of circumstances.
Matthew Arnold

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
Jawaharlal Nehru

If your culture doesn't like geeks, you are in real trouble.
Bill Gates

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey

The acquiring of culture is the development of an avid hunger for knowledge and beauty.
Jesse Bennett

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

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