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The diffusion of a universalist culture and of a pedagogy
by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The diffusion of a universalist culture and of a pedagogy
of peace appears more than ever to be the path that
we must follow for the salvation of all nations on earth.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The education of peoples is a necessary precondition to peace.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The United Nations system is still the best instrument
for making the world less fragile.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The return to the Organization of the United States of America,
the bearers of a great and diversified democratic culture
that has inspired many other peoples.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

 

The Destiny of every Nation is bound to the Destiny of all Others.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Italy advocates the adoption of a legal instrument on cultural diversity,
guaranteeing every country the protection of its own
historical identity and the uniqueness of its physical
and intangible cultural heritage.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only
guardian of true liberty.
- James Madison

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The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace,
the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education,
than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices.
- Richard Cobden

On the diffusion of education among the people rest
the preservation and perpetuation of our free institutions.
- Daniel Webster

The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested
by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others,
and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately
produce the general population of America.
- Ezra Stiles

Knowledge is not simply another commodity.
On the contrary.
Knowledge is never used up.
It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that
a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty
was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
- Matt Blunt

In a government whose distinguishing characteristic
should be a diffusion and equalization of its benefits
and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented
at the expense of the community at large.
- Martin Van Buren

With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene.
You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure,
diffusion and filters.
That's what makes it an art.
- Conrad Hall

The widespread diffusion of nuclear weapons would make many nations able,
and in some cases also create the pressure,
to aggravate an on-going crisis, or even touch off
a war between two other powers for purposes of their own.
- Herman Kahn

I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause
of equality within the human family.
- Theodore Bikel

I remain convinced that I can be a true universalist
only when I am a better Jew.
- Theodore Bikel

Bush is morally a universalist.
For instance, he says the freedom is good,
the same thing is good, all over the world.
So in that sense he's a universalist.
- Peter Singer

There are very few men and women in whom a Universalist
feeling is altogether lacking;
its prevalence suggests that it must be part of our
inborn nature and have a place in Nature's scheme of evolution.
- Arthur Keith

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

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

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

If you want to change the culture, you will have to
start by changing the organization.
- Mary Douglas

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
- Tom Wolfe

I think music in itself is healing.
It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by.
No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

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

The notion that Jews are mythic creatures is well circulating in our culture.
- Steven T. Katz

The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed
themselves against the rising proletariat with,
among other things, 'culture.'
- George Grosz

Is there a sharper commentary on American culture and
the world than The Simpsons?
- Anthony Bourdain

The tunes, rhythms, and messages are drawn mainly from secular culture.
- Richard Morris

The myths underlying our culture and underlying our
common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe,
but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it -
aliens.
- Alan Watts

The beginnings of the hacker culture as we know it
today can be conveniently dated to 1961,
the year MIT acquired the first PDP-1.
- Eric S. Raymond

The welfare culture tells the man he is not a necessary part of the family;
he feels dispensable,
his wife knows he is dispensable, his children sense it.
- George Gilder

It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future,
we will continue to celebrate the many achievements
and rich culture of African-Americans.
- Eliot Engel

I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened
in the decades following Confederation,
there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome.
- Stephen Harper

When we create out of our experiences,
as feminists of color, women of color,
we have to develop those structures that will present
and circulate our culture.
- Audre Lorde

The literary culture, if you examine it,
the high literary culture is that which preserves the
government and you know it's really the talk for those who have.
- Kathy Acker

There's been a lot of discussion about NASA culture and changing that.
I think our culture has always been one of trying to
do a very difficult job and do it well.
- Mark Kelly

I think it talks about that there needs to be some
proactive attack against drugs infiltrating our culture.
- Joe Morton

I just think that some version of the past in our culture
is going to rise up and become dominant.
- Peter Davison

Preservation of one's own culture does not require
contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
- Cesar Chavez

Pop culture is great, but it can be bad,
at times.
- Aisha Tyler

More students have a better knowledge of pop culture
than of the Constitution.
- Charles Bowen

Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex.
- Ruth Benedict

What becomes fascinating is the way the culture industry
doesn't deny it and doesn't try to mitigate it,
but tries to sell its products as a way of liberating oneself.
- Thomas Frank

I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than
I do by other writers' works in a way.
Or by popular culture, movies - what else is there
to write about than love and loss?
- Alice Hoffman

Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually
shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time,
anger at what we can't do, fear or even disgust at growing old.
- Rowan Williams

My idols are Janis Joplin and Annie Lennox,
who are neither of them from the typical pop culture.
- Natalie Cole

I wanna show that gospel, country, blues,
rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing.
Those are the American music and that is the American culture.
- Etta James

I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department.
Certainly I have made fewer enemies,
but that isn't very difficult.
- Arthur Miller

I need to talk about Chinese culture.
We have deep, strong philosophy and culture.
I want to share some information, tell the worldwide audience.
- Jet Li

Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative.
It is as momentary as anything in popular culture.
- Morley Safer

When we were engaged in the problems of survival we
had no time to have anything to do with culture.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

I meant exactly what I said: that we are saddled with
a culture that hasn't advanced as far as science.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

How do you make any sense of history,
art or literature without knowing the stories and iconography
of your own culture and all the world's main religions?
- Polly Toynbee

Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy,
which is our objective.
- Paul Biya

I don't have space to enter into the examples or the history of this,
so I'm left with having to make the bold statement that culture is extinct.
- Vivienne Westwood

There are a lot of wonderful things created in our
culture that have been ignored that can speak to them.
- David Amram

High school is such a shared experience in North American culture.
- Doug Coupland

The Law of Raspberry Jam: the wider any culture is spread,
the thinner it gets.
- Alvin Toffler

I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music.
It's my fascination, my ongoing passion.
- Siobhan Fahey

You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right.
If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment,
but you want it to be as real as possible.
- Robert Duvall

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


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