I've got to where I am in life not because of something I brought to the world but through something I found - the wealth of African culture.— Hugh Masekela
Provocative Cultural Heritage quotations
Live the way you want to be remembered.
Malcolm was a firm believer in the value and importance of our heritage.
He believed that we have valuable and distinct cultural traditions which need to be institutionalized so that they can be passed on to our heirs.
The interests of the deaf child and his parents may best be served by accepting that he is a deaf person, with an elaborate cultural and linguistic heritage that can enrich his parent's life as it will his own.
The mission of your life should be to leave a better world behind than what you inherited.
India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay.
Food history is as important as a baroque church.
Governments should recognize cultural heritage and protect traditional foods. A cheese is as worthy of preserving as a sixteenth-century building.
We have to realize our black heritage in order to give us strength to move on and progress. But as far as returning to the old African culture, it's unnecessary and it's not advantageous in many respects. We believe that culture itself will not liberate us. We're going to need some stronger stuff.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance;
no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.
Dante can be understood only within the context of Italian thought, and Faust would be unthinkable if divorced from its German background; but both are part of our common cultural heritage.
We must respect each other's right to choose a collective destiny, and the opportunity to develop the legal and political rights for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples so that we may enjoy the right to maintain our culture, our heritage and our land, as a united Australia.
You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: Played it safe.
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.
A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational and economic legacies - all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.
I was born to a woman I never knew and raised by another who took in orphans.
I do not know my background, my lineage, my biological or cultural heritage. But when I meet someone new, I treat them with respect.... For after all, they could be my people.
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Perhaps more than ever before, there is that aggressive secularism and there are those who would indeed try to destroy our Christian heritage and culture and take God from the public square. Religion must not be taken from the public square.
The very moment you understand that being a Muslim and being American or European are not mutually exclusive, you enrich your society. Promote the universal principles of justice and freedom, and leave the societies elsewhere to find their model of democracy based on their collective psychology and cultural heritage.
A Senegalese poet said 'In the end we will conserve only what we love.
We love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.' We must learn about other cultures in order to understand, in order to love, and in order to preserve our common world heritage.
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.
What we deplore is not that the gate of western knowledge was thrown open to Indians, but that such knowledge was imported to India at the sacrifice of our own cultural heritage. What was needed was a proper synthesis between the two systems and not neglect, far less destruction, of the Indian base.
People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians.
For Indigenous peoples , the impact of separating us from our heritage goes directly to the heart that pumps life through our peoples. To expect a people to be able to enjoy their culture without their cultural heritage and their sacred belongings is equivalent to amputating their legs and digging up the ground and asking them to run a marathon.
Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Japan is not a Western democracy. The Japanese have kept their traditions, culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations.
We are experiencing new problems every day and whatever we do adds to the richness of our cultural heritage as long as it has man as its centre
I have no feud, either with my employers, any sponsors, or with the professional critics of radio and television. But I am seized with an abiding fear regarding what these two instruments are doing to our society, our culture and our heritage.
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.
The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.
Our Nation has a diverse and extremely rich cultural heritage.
It is a source of pride and strength to millions of Americans who look to the arts for inspiration, communication and the opportunity for creative self-expression.
I am a passionate believer that Britain has benefited the whole world and that our heritage, our culture, our values and more importantly our people who created those things, are worth fighting for.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
The South is a great driving destination for tourism - heritage, cultural and many other types of tourism.
Happiness is a very proud word of our whole cultural heritage.
My responsibility is to save Tibet, to protect its ancient cultural heritage.
Your culture is your brand
Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our nation
If the main thing the next generations know about Jewish history is that we were persecuted and suffered, they will lose sight of the tremendous heritage of Jewish culture, theology, and wisdom.
Much of our highly valued cultural heritage has been acquired at the cost of sexuality.
Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.
I think there [on Cuba] is going to be an extraordinary reception.
Cubans are - they want to hold onto their culture, their heritage, but they also want to embrace this opportunity, perhaps, for new economic freedoms.
In the coming decades, questions of identity, meaning cultural heritage, language, and religion will play a central role in politics.
Today, due to the massive Chinese population transfer, the nation of Tibet truly faces the threat of extinction, along with its unique cultural heritage of Buddhist spirituality.
I'm proud of my Irish heritage and culture.
I think one can live in American society with a certain cultural heritage, whether it's an African heritage or other, European,what have you, and still absorb a great deal of this culture. There is always cultural assimilation.