“No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.”
Mahatma Gandhi quotes (Indian Philosopher, internationally esteemed for his doctrine of nonviolent protest, 1869-1948)
“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.”
Jawaharlal Nehru quotes (Indian Prime Minister. 1889-1964)
“People can only live fully by helping others to live. When you give life to friends you truly live. Cultures can only realize their further richness by honoring other traditions. And only by respecting natural life can humanity continue to exist.”
Daisaku Ikeda quotes (Japanese peace Activist and Buddhist Leader of Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai International, b.1928)
“As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit.”
Seneca quotes (Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD)
“”What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions.
Life is plurality, death is uniformity.
By suppressing differences and pecularities, by eliminating different civilizations and cultures, progress weakens life and favors death.
The ideal of a single civilization for everyone, implicit in the cult of progress and technique, impoverishes and mutilates us.
Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life”
Octavio Paz quotes (Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, 1914-1998)