Education means to bring out wisdom. Indoctrination means to push in knowledge.— Dick Gregory
Blissful Cultural Diversity quotations
The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map.
It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
We should accept diversity in culture and tradition and coexist peacefully.
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.
Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim.
We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.
Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education.
Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.
All of us in the academy and in the culture as a whole are called to renew our minds if we are to transform educational institutions-and society-so that the way we live, teach, and work can reflect our joy in cultural diversity, our passion for justice, and our love of freedom.
The test of a government is not how popular it is with the powerful and privileged few but how honestly and fairly it deals with the many who must depend on it.
As long as one people sit on another and are deaf to their cry, so long will understanding and peace elude all of us.
When women act like women, they are accused of being inferior.
When women act like human beings, they are accused of behaving like men.
People who are aware of, and ashamed of, their prejudices are well on the road to eliminating them.
Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.
What price would God demand from the churches for having the audacity to lighten the color of his son's skin, and straighten out his nappy hair?
Yes, I am a Jew and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon.
We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.
If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
How do we create a harmonious society out of so many kinds of people? The key is tolerance -- the one value that is indispensable in creating community.
The existence of any pure race with special endowments is a myth, as is the belief that there are races all of whose members are foredoomed to eternal inferiority.
I do not feel inhibited or bound by what I am.
That does not mean that I have never had bad scenes relating to being Black and/or a woman, it means that other people’s craziness has not managed to make me crazy.
Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.
I bring quadruple diversity to the Senate: I'm a woman;
I'll be the first Asian woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate; I am an immigrant; I am a Buddhist. When I said this at one of my gatherings, they said, 'Yes, but are you gay?' and I said, 'Nobody's perfect.'
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.
Sixty years ago I knew everything. Now I know nothing. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Our dehumanization of the Negro then is indivisible from our dehumanization of ourselves; the loss of our own identity is the price we pay for our annulment of his.
It is brave to be involved. To be not fearful to be unresolved.
In the real world, equal respect for all cultures doesn't translate into a rich mosaic of colorful and proud peoples interacting peacefully while maintaining a delightful diversity of food and craftwork. It translates into closed pockets of oppression, ignorance, and abuse.
National injustice is the surest road to national downfall.
No one has ever proved that a human being, through his descent from a certain group of people, must of necessity have certain mental characteristics.
America is grappling with cultural diversity, and I just want to put a show on that represents the world in which I live.
Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.
We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviours, beliefs, rituals.
When I see the cultural diversity that exists today, I feel that we must defend it, and we need Europe, because otherwise we are going to live in a society with a single model, the Anglo-American model.
The British are so funny. It's like they can't believe I lived in Hackney. 'You could live in Bondi Beach. Why would you want to live in 'Ackney?' But Hackney's fantastic. I'm serious. There are so many artists there. I loved the markets, the parks, the pubs, the diversity. It was a cultural melting-pot.
We are increasingly recognising and accepting, respecting and celebrating, our cultural diversity.
I think the whole, like, cultural diversity and the arty side of London is really, really great. And how it's so historic as well.
Real cultural diversity results from the interchange of ideas, products, and influences, not from the insular development of a single national style.
Anything that is as old as racism is in the blood line of the nation.
It's not any superficial thing-that attitude is in the blood and we have to educate about it.
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.
Of the 6,000 languages spoken on Earth right now, 3,000 aren't spoken by the children. In one generation, we're going to halve our cultural diversity.
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.
A non-violent revolution is not a program of seizure of power.
It is a program of transformation of relationships, ending in a peaceful transfer of power.