Understanding Culture Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 74 Quotes About Understanding Culture

#1. The task of understanding a culture built on the oral tradition is impossible to students steeped in the written tradition. p.55 - Author: Harold A. Innis
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#2. Great companies first build a culture of discipline . . . and create a business model that fits squarely in the intersection of three circles: what they can be best in the world at, a deep understanding of their economic engine, and the core values they hold with deep passion. - Author: Isadore Sharp
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#3. We should see to it that our people are steeped in a real knowledge and understanding of our national culture. - Author: Margaret Thatcher
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#4. A vigorous culture capable of making corrective,stabilizing changes depends heavily on its educated people, and especially upon their critical capacities and depth of understanding. - Author: Jane Jacobs
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#5. Try seeing, feeling, and tasting the water you swim in the way a land animal might perceive it. You may find the experience fascinating -- and mind-expanding. - Author: Erin Meyer
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#6. In every ancient culture, there are rituals to mortify the body as a way of understanding that the energy of the soul is indestructible. - Author: Marina Abramovic
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#7. 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. - Author: Ben Fountain
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#8. The true foundation of all culture is the knowledge and understanding of water. - Author: Viktor Schauberger
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#9. Establishing a successful hiring culture that delivers a steady stream of outstanding people starts with understanding the role of recruiters in sourcing candidates. Hint: It isn't their exclusive realm. - Author: Eric Schmidt
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#10. But colonization had a nasty tendency to work its way into the DNA, the beliefs and philosophies and the very ways of life of the people being colonized. - Author: Drew Hayden Taylor
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#11. I was deepening my understanding of what we call the cultural commission, the command to take dominion and bring righteousness to our culture. - Author: Charles Colson
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#12. For future geopolitical stability and global prosperity, we need to build a culture of greater trust and understanding between China, America and the rest of the world. - Author: Stephen A. Schwarzman
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#13. Our problem is that sound is not important in our culture. We know the world from the visual, not from the other senses. I had to be taught other ways of understanding. - Author: Bernie Krause
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#14. There are no instances known to me of cultures having forsaken Truth or renounced the understanding in its widest sense. - Author: Johan Huizinga
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#15. I feel like Africans are too often portrayed as people on the National Geographic channel: the image is of an African man in a loincloth chasing a gazelle. It's not intentionally racist; I wouldn't call it racist at all. It's a lack of understanding another culture. - Author: Djimon Hounsou
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#16. 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. - Author: Will Storr
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#17. The only way to come to a full acceptance and understanding of yourself is to embrace your own culture, quirks and differences while learning about those around you and exploring, incorporating and embracing their cultures, differences, quirks, etcetera. - Author: Toks Olagundoye
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#18. A Board can be harmonized through leadership humility, insightful business understanding, trustful culture, and learning agility. - Author: Pearl Zhu
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#19. Becoming a walking, dancing, fire-breathing lifestyle dragon is not something you can pursue overnight! It takes years of studying, living, and understanding the modern culture! - Author: Theophilus London
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#20. 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. - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#21. If we are going to live with our deepest differences then we must learn about one another. - Author: Deborah J. Levine
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#22. Reading and understanding the Bible involves lots and lots of interpretation. Not just in light of the world and culture around us, but in reference to other parts of the Bible. - Author: John Piper
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#23. We don't have in our culture a healthy understanding and respect for the value of Being, which is simply being present in the moment, not trying to go somewhere, not trying to accomplish anything but, just present. - Author: Shakti Gawain
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#24. There is a need in every generation to study the past, to absorb its spirit, to preserve its messages ... it's a collaboration of ourselves and our ancestors, the result is a deeper understanding for individuals and in consequence, a broader culture for the nation. - Author: Christopher Tunnard
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#25. I am not a Hispanic candidate. I am an American candidate who happens to be of Hispanic heritage, who understands the culture, who has worked the border and has a unique understanding of those issues. But rest assured my job is to represent all Americans as a U.S. senator. - Author: Richard Carmona
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#26. 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. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#27. People in the Middle East may consider the U.S. an evil hegemony that has tainted their culture, but when I look at the growth of racial and ethnic tolerance and understanding in my generation in the U.S., and see those sentiments make it around the world, it makes me feel proud. - Author: Aloe Blacc
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#28. Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially. - Author: Tom Freston
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#29. According to FBI statistics, false accusations of rape are no more common than for other crimes.
Different Crimes, Different Criminals: Understanding, Treating and Preventing Criminal Behavior, p109 - Author: Doris Layton MacKenzie
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#30. In such diffused changes of culture two factors are necessary: contact and understanding. - Author: Hu Shih
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#31. Understanding otaku-hood, I think, is one of the keys to understanding the culture of the Web. There is something profoundly postnational about it, extra-geographic. We are all curators, in the postmodern world, whether we want to be or not. - Author: William Gibson
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#32. Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object. - Author: Northrop Frye
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#33. The more elevated a culture, the richer its language. The number of words and their combinations depends directly on a sum of conceptions and ideas; without the latter there can be no understandings, no definitions, and, as a result, no reason to enrich a language. - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#34. All languages were bestowed with a garland of wisdom and possess knowledge,understanding and instruction to reflect the beauty of a particular culture. No language is superior or inferior. - Author: David Ssembajjo
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#35. We get inundated with so many messages about belief, about what is true and what is not, from both our families and our culture, and it's crucial that every single one of us come to our own well-excavated understanding. - Author: Rainn Wilson
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#36. The idea of the culture that you live in determining meaning in your art, though, is a very important aspect of what art would be about. But that had more to do with the kind of general understanding of what the hell you're doing, you know. - Author: Robert Barry
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#38. 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. - Author: Richard Mitchell
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#39. Language and culture cannot be separated. Language is vital to understanding our unique cultural perspectives. Language is a tool that is used to explore and experience our cultures and the perspectives that are embedded in our cultures. - Author: Buffy Sainte-Marie
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#40. I love Canada, and I dated someone who was Canadian a few years ago, and she brought me into a deeper understanding of the greatness of the culture. - Author: Eileen Myles
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#41. When women are restricted from the service of God in any capacity, the Church is mistakenly allowing an imperfect male-dominated ancient culture to drive our understanding and practice of Christ's redeeming work, instead of Jesus Christ and the whole of the Scriptures. - Author: Sarah Bessey
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#42. It is common understanding that communication is at the heart of any organisation. So, why have organisational models not evolved accordingly? To truly leverage the potential of this information age, we need to rethink and redesign organisations - Author: Miguel Reynolds Brandao
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#43. Many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I feared. Page 135 - Author: Sonia Sotomayor
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#44. Understanding anyone begins with the person's family history and the culture he or she is a part of. - Author: Pat Brown
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#45. Being educated in the United States gave me a good understanding of American culture. I think I got a lot of influence from the entrepreneurial mind in the United States. - Author: Masayoshi Son
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#46. You get more churches burned down in the United States in the last two years than in the last hundred, because of the lack of understanding of culture and diversity and the beauty of it. - Author: Edward James Olmos
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#47. Lives have been altered in fundamental ways, and later, after they acquire a more complete understanding of what goals are actually attainable, many are left facing a lot of pain and frustration. And yet, there's no culture of complaint. - Author: Garry Trudeau
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#48. I think the best part of learning a language is that you can see the country's culture through the language. And it gives you different levels of understanding of that culture when you really try to dig in and learn it. - Author: Mark Lippert
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#49. I really chess-play culture shifts. I'm really good at understanding what worldwide cell-phone use means. That's what I do. I try to picture it three to four to five steps ahead. - Author: Gary Vaynerchuk
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#50. Culture is a window reflecting the history, culture and spiritual world of a nation, .. Cultural exchange is a bridge to enhance the mutual understanding and friendship between the people of different nations. - Author: Hu Jintao
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#51. Dreams carry us back to the earlier stages of human culture and afford us a means of understanding it more clearly. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#52. 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. - Author: Isidor Isaac Rabi
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#53. Misunderstanding is generally simpler than true understanding, and hence has more potential for popularity. - Author: Raheel Farooq
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#54. I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet. - Author: Lord Chesterfield
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#55. It's possible to transform the violent energy of our time into a culture of kindness.
All things are possible through the openness of our mind, the gentleness of our spirit, and the act of understanding and embracing. - Author: Lily Yeh
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#56. Warhol came from an ordinary family and he had a profound understanding about capitalism and material culture. He was probably one of the few Western artists - or artists from the United States - that could be considered a true product of his time and brought out that kind of spirit of the culture. - Author: Ai Weiwei
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#57. Hospitality is a word used to describe a human behavior that has the potential to bring about real-understanding among people who do not share a common faith or culture. - Author: Martin E. Marty
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#58. The Internet gives us everything and forces us to filter it not by the workings of culture, but with our own brains. This risks creating six billion separate encyclopedias, which would prevent any common understanding whatsoever. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#59. We must start understanding other cultures, such as the Aboriginal culture. They have a harmony with the Earth and from that harmony has grown a certain spirituality. - Author: Ian Cohen
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#60. It would be a serious oversight to limit our understanding of the impact of theology to strictly religious art, and overlook its pervasive role in shaping human understanding and artistic expression thereof within any given culture-regardless of the subject matter at hand. - Author: John Walford
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#61. We could help the pulpit to understand that the miracle centered gospel is letting our values and culture down. - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#62. Though men of delicate taste be rare, they are easily to be distinguished in society by the soundness of their understanding, and the superiority of their faculties above the rest of mankind. - Author: David Hume
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#63. Be culturally literate, because if you don't have any understanding of the world you live in and the culture you live in, you're not going to express anything to anybody else. - Author: Paula Scher
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#64. The Web 2.0 world is defined by new ways of understanding ourselves, of creating value in our culture, of running companies, and of working together. - Author: John Battelle
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#65. But what is more, if we have succeeded in adding to the basic understanding of our universe and ourselves, we will have made a contribution to the totality of human culture. - Author: Haldan Keffer Hartline
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#66. Ravi Zacharias brings with him considerable intellectual strength and theological depth. His background brings him and understanding of cultures and personal acquaintance with other religions. - Author: Jay Kesler
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#67. For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us - must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life. - Author: Stanislav Grof
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#68. In terms of fast food and deep understanding of the culture of fast food, I'm your man. - Author: Bill Gates
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#69. Vaccination was, and is, thoroughly infused with our politics, our social values, and our cultural norms. By acknowledging and understanding the divergent reasons why we've vaccinated in the past, however, we just may ensure the continued success of vaccination in the future. - Author: Elena Conis
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#70. Through understanding, people will be able to see their similarities before differences. - Author: Suzy Kassem
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#71. The arts can sharpen the vision, quicken the intellect, preserve the memory, activate the conscience, enhance the understanding and refresh the language. - Author: Steve Turner
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#72. Unfortunately there are some trends that are changing this but you don't have for example as strict and narrow understanding of the relationship between men and women. And then there is the philosophy we have to extract in the relationship between text and culture. - Author: Tariq Ramadan
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#73. Survivors of atrocity of every age and every culture come to a point in their testimony where all questions are reduced to one, spoken more in bewilderment than in outrage: Why? The answer is beyond human understanding. - Author: Judith Lewis Herman
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#74. Understanding a people's culture exposes their normalness without reducing their particularity ... It renders them accessible: setting them in the frame of their own banalities, it dissolves their opacity. - Author: Clifford Geertz
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