This set of quotes on the theme of culture should allow you to acquire a solid General Knowledge to approach with serenity a General Knowledge test.
We can only advise you to look at the different definitions of culture before continuing.
Classified chronologically, this collection will provide you with an overview to guide your reflection.
Quotations on culture: ancient and medieval times (until 1492)
“Fathers and mothers are the architects of education.” – Plautus, Mostellaria, 2nd century BC.
“cultura autem animi philosophia est” – “Now the culture of the soul is philosophy” – Cicero, Tusculanes : book II, 45 BC
Quotes on culture: modern era (1492 – 1789)
” A head well made rather than a head well filled.” – Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), The Essays, Book I
“It is profound ignorance that inspires the dogmatic tone.” – Jean de La Bruyère (1645-1696)
“We must cultivate our garden.” Voltaire, Candide, 1759
“One must have already learned many things to know how to ask what one does not know.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Julie or The New Heloise, 1761
Quotes on culture: contemporary era (1789 – today)
” The diploma is the mortal enemy of culture.” Paul Valéry, Bilan de l’intelligence, 1935
“Culture breeds monstrosity – Georges Braque, The day and the night, 1917-1952
“Culture is not inherited, it is conquered – André Malraux, Homage to Greece, May 28, 1959
“Culture is what remains in man when he has forgotten everything – Edouard Herriot quoting a Japanese pedagogue, Notes et Maximes, 1961
“The mass society does not want culture but leisure – Hannah Arendt, The Crisis of Culture, 1961
“Culture: the domain where man’s spiritual and creative activity takes place.” Alain Finkielkraut, The Defeat of Thought, 1989
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Thank you very much for this body of quotes that enlightens us thanks to all these thinkers in our history!
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