We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.— Kofi Annan
Superior Cultural Differences quotations
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, revelling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community.
Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples.
10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to delivery and tone of voice.
The majority of Western culture came out of Europe, which is not comparable to America. It came out of nation states based on geographical and ethnic foundations. America is based on principles, a very different kind of country.
If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other. Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim.
We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.
Royalty is completely different than celebrity. Royalty has a magic all its own.
Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.
Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently.
According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background.
The point of my work is to show that culture and education arent simply hobbies or minor influences. They are hugely important in the affirmation of differences between groups and social classes and in the reproduction of those differences.
Adidas is a very personal inspiration to me.
It has enriched my creative life. It's an exchange between different cultures, different ideas, and most of all, it is teamwork.
Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.
I think we’re not looking sufficiently at what is happening at the grassroots in the country. We have not emphasized sufficiently the cultural revolution that we have to make among ourselves in order to force the government to do differently. Things do not start with governments.
Music is language itself. It should not have any barriers of caste, creed, language or anything. Music is one, only cultures are different. Music is the language of languages. It is the ultimate mother of languages.
The world in which you were born is just one model of reality.
Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.
No about of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.
Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards.
The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power.
Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy.
Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster.
If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common.
How deep is the mud? Depends on who you ask. We all go through the same stuff differently.
If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear.
Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity." Also: "Intercultural dialogue is the best guarantee of a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
I think jazz is a beautiful, democratic music.
It encourages musicians with very strong, and many times, very different points of view to work together as a team while, at the same time, giving them the space to express their individuality. It's a very important art form and can be used as a model for different cultures to work together.
They laugh at me because I am different. I laugh at them because they're all the same.
Pop culture used to be like LSD – different, eye-opening and reasonably dangerous. It’s now like crack – isolating, wasteful and with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
The key to community is the acceptance, in fact the celebration of our individual and cultural differences. It is also the key to world peace
More than ever, I feel that the human race is one.
There are differences of colour, language, culture and opportunities, but people's feelings and reactions are alike. People flee wars to escape death, they migrate to improve their fortunes, they build new lives in foreign lands, they adapt to extreme hardship….
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians.
We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.
Different members of different cultures will think that some things are beautiful.
People from different cultures have different definitions for beauty.
Isn't that sad to judge others with our standards... rather than appreciate them?
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Conscious business.. business that is conscious of inner and outer worlds.. would therefore be business that takes into account body, mind, and spirit in self, culture, and nature. Put differently, conscious business would be mindful of the way that the spectrum of consciousness operates in the Big Three worlds of self and culture and nature.
Culture is this thing that we can exchange among ourselves as human beings to knock aside our differences and build upon our similarities. Cultural exchange is the ultimate exchange.
As our world becomes smaller, through a growing common culture, the true test of community will be our tolerance for our most profound differences and love for the most challenging among us.
The difference between winning and losing is most often not qiuting.
What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another;
and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group, may in a different environment become the cornerstone for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty.
The burqa is a way of controlling the woman, but in the name of respect.
Every culture or religion gives a different name for the burqa. It is honor, or culture, or religion. Really, it just controls the woman and keeps her inside.
When culture is created in boardrooms with a panel of six or seven strategists for the masses to follow, to me that is no different than an aristocracy. It's not created from the people in the middle of the streets, so to speak. It is created from a petri dish for the sake of making money, and it is undermining the longevity of the culture.
Eventually, I think cinematography for every culture is a way to explore different stories, different ways of also delivering a story.
LEGO is universal. So many people enjoy it, from all different walks of life, all different ages, all different cultures. When I was in Africa, I had LEGO bricks with me and I met some people who had never heard of LEGO, they had never seen it before and yet as soon as I gave them a few bricks, they immediately got it.