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A Quote by Charles Robert Darwin on control and culture

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

Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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A Quote by Camille Paglia on culture, identity, order, power, relationships, and sex

Sex IS power. Identity is power. In western culture, there are no nonexploitative relationships. Everyone has killed in order to live.

Camille Paglia

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A Quote by Bryan R. Hirst on beginning, culture, garden, islam, life, myth, paradise, reflection, water, wisdom, world, and writers

In Scandinavian mythology, for example, the fountain of Mimir, source of hidden wisdom, lay under the roots of the great world tree and in Islamic culture fountains are found referred to in the Koran, in the garden called Paradise. In the Bible the passage: "It is done, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely," reflects the importance that fountains symbolized to the writers.

Bryan R. Hirst

Source: Fountains

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A Quote by Bryan R. Hirst on culture, generosity, god, life, energy, myth, play, and sharing

Fountains indicate and signal well-being to all. Not only that, they share their Karmic energy with all who see, hear, smell, taste and touch them. They are, and always have been, necessary for permanent settlements. We use them when ever we turn on a tap. Fountains have come to symbolize the generosity of a god, an institution or a person. They indicate abundance and ingenuity. In every culture they play a part in the mythology of life.

Bryan R. Hirst

Source: Fountains

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A Quote by Bill William Henry Cosby on culture, golf, honor, and youth

Ours is a youth culture, and like a golf tournament, we honor only low scores.

Bill Cosby (1937 -)

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A Quote by Arthur Koestler on culture, destruction, habits, history, names, order, society, study, universe, and vision

In the index to the six hundred odd pages of Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History, abridged version, the names of Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes and Newton do not occur yet their cosmic quest destroyed the medieval vision of an immutable social order in a walled-in universe and transformed the European landscape, society, culture, habits and general outlook, as thoroughly as if a new species had arisen on this planet.

Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on belief, children, culture, effort, energy, sports, and time

I strongly believe the black culture spends too much time, energy and effort raising, praising, and teasing our black children about the dubious glories of professional sports.

Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993)

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A Quote by Antonin Artaud on culture and fatigue

Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.

Antonin Artaud (1896 - 1948)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on angels and culture

I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on blessings, culture, money, and society

MONEY, n. A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it. An evidence of culture and a passport to polite society. Supportable property.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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