Cultural Diversity Quotes

Quotes tagged as "cultural-diversity" (showing 1-17 of 17)
Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war
“Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war or self-consuming hatred. It can only be conquered by recognizing and claiming the wealth of values it represents for all.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

On either side of a potentially violent conflict, an opportunity exists to exercise compassion and
“On either side of a potentially violent conflict, an opportunity exists to exercise compassion and diminish fear based on recognition of each other's humanity. Without such recognition, fear fueled by uninformed assumptions, cultural prejudice, desperation to meet basic human needs, or the panicked uncertainty of the moment explodes into violence.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Amit Ray
“Line of control should be a garden, a place of art and cultural festival.”
Amit Ray, Peace on the Earth A Nuclear Weapons Free World

Joe Navarro
“If you currently travel abroad or plan to in the future, make sure you understand the cultural convention of the country that you are visiting. Particularly with regard to greetings. If someone gives you a weak hand-shake, don't grimace. If anyone takes your arm, don't wince. If you are in the Middle East and a person wants to hold your hand, hold it. If you are a man visiting Russia, don't be surprised when your male host kisses your cheek, rather than hand. All of these greetings are as natural as way to express genuine sentiments as an American handshake. I am honored when an Arab or Asian man offers to take my hand because I know that it is a sign of high respect and trust. Accepting these cultural differences is the first step to better understanding and embracing diversity.”
Joe Navarro, What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

Abhijit Naskar
“There is no religion better than love, no color better than the color of happiness and no language better than the language of compassion.”
Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

Abhijit Naskar
“Harmony doesn’t come merely through tolerance. You don’t need to tolerate people from other cultural backgrounds. It is time you start loving them. Toleration may make you a decent person, but it is love that makes you a true human being.”
Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Peace and gladness in every home is a peace for the society, nation and the world.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A blessed deed is saying hello with a smile to someone you meet on the street, in the shop, in the bus, in the office, in the church, in the holy places, in the mosque, at the park, at the school, at the university…..’ This is the greatest action of belonging to one another.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We experience new culture with every journey.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The bond of love, we unite the world.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The uniqueness of individuals is the diversity of life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The peace in the homes is the peace in the towns.
The peace in the towns is the peace in the nation.
The peace in the nation is the peace in the world.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“God bless all people.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“But what is identity really? What is it to ‘belong’ when we cast ourselves in the mold of a social group? I ask this, in spite of my implicit allegiance to one; yet, it is a worthwhile question. I mean, really, what does it even mean to share a commonality of blood or language or religion or heritage or context or economy or trade—and what value does this sharing of common traits, values and experiences truly have when there exists already a larger model of connection and commonality enveloping these disparate identities whole...? Do we pout at our inadequacies in the face of a “something” that is slightly more heterogeneous in its model of belonging? Sometimes, we simply must let go and chalk up all these movements to an inveterate (and arbitrary) sense of pride.”
Ashim Shanker

“Eradication of pain, "deviant", or "oppositional" behaviors does not indicate healing; however, it can signify successful conditioning.”
Kierra C.T. Banks

Roy Wagner
“The peculiar situation of the anthropological fieldworker, participating simultaneously in two distinct worlds of meaning and action, requires that he relate to his research subjects as an "outsider," trying to "learn" and penetrate their way of life, while relating to his own culture as a kind of metaphorical "native."

To both groups he is a professional stranger, a person who holds himself aloof from their lives in order to gain perspective.”
Roy Wagner, The Invention of Culture

“There are hundreds of paths to enlightenment out there. If we imagine that enlightenment is a mountain and the goal is to reach the top for the grandest viewpoint, we can also acknowledge that there are many routes up the mountain. While some routes might be more direct than others, every route experiences a different side or view of the mountain—or enlightenment.”
Natasha Potter

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