Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

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W. H. Auden, fully Wystan Hugh Auden

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.

Art | Character | Culture | Money | Talking | Writing | Art |

Charles Darwin, fully Charles Robert Darwin

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

Character | Control | Culture |

Madame Émile de Girardin, Delphine de Girardin, née Gay

Grief is the culture of the soul, it is the true fertilizer.

Character | Culture | Grief | Soul |

Josiah Gilbert Holland, also Joshua Gilbert Holland

Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility, and the young should not only shun it, but by the most thorough culture relieve themselves from all temptation to indulge in it.

Character | Culture | Malice | Temptation | Temptation |

Arianna Huffington, born Arianna Stassinopoulos

A dimension is missing from ourselves and our culture which is reflected in our inability to reconcile the competing demands of our inner and outer lives. As a result, most of us make use of a very small portion of our possible consciousness and of our soul’s resources... The destiny of mankind depends on something as personal and intimate as the way each one of us chooses to live, think and behave.

Character | Consciousness | Culture | Destiny | Mankind | Soul | Think |

Holger Kalweit

Our culture needs a great deal more than a changed lifestyle. In the Western mind, thought-structures and the relationship between consciousness and matter are badly out of balance, so that our world has become wholly pervaded by a materialism that is threatening to squash us to death. We are in a state of materialistic hypertrophy, and our eventual self-destruction would in fact be no more than the logical consequence of our attitudes.

Balance | Character | Consciousness | Culture | Death | Materialism | Mind | Relationship | Self | Thought | World |

Lillian Smith, fully Lillian Eugenia Smith

Minds broken in two. Hearts broken. Conscience torn from acts. A culture split in a thousand pieces. That is segregation.

Character | Conscience | Culture |

Victor Weisskopf, fully Victor "Viki" Frederick Weisskopf

The lack of awareness of sense and purpose has led culture to become increasingly shallow.

Awareness | Character | Culture | Purpose | Purpose | Sense | Wisdom | Awareness |

Clive Barnes, fully Clive Alexander Barnes

Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everyone and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.

Culture | People | Television | Wisdom |

Christian Nestell Bovee

Partial culture runs to the ornate; extreme culture to simplicity.

Culture | Extreme | Simplicity | Wisdom |

Midge Decter, fully Midge Rosenthal Decter

The hatred of the youth culture for adult society is not a disinterested judgment but a terror-ridden refusal to be hooked into the... ecological chain of birthing, growing and dying. It is the demand, in other words, to remain children.

Children | Culture | Judgment | Society | Terror | Wisdom | Words | Youth | Society | Youth |

John Dewey

This which marks the difference between bestiality and humanity, between culture and merely physical nature, is because man remembers, preserving and recording his experiences.

Culture | Humanity | Man | Nature | Wisdom |

Mark Harris

We live in a spelling bee culture where the demand is factual accuracy and everybody overlooks the absence of art or meaning in what's said. Too many people sent letters to Nero telling him he was fingering his fiddle wrong. This passion for data is a way of avoiding coming to terms with things.

Absence | Accuracy | Art | Culture | Meaning | Passion | People | Wisdom | Wrong | Art |

Albert Goldrich

Some people speak as if hypocrites were confined to religion; but they are everywhere; people pretending to wealth when they have not a sixpence, assuming knowledge of which they are ignorant; shamming a culture they are far removed from adopting opinions they don't hold.

Culture | Knowledge | People | Religion | Wealth | Wisdom |