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Speaking - Culture Differences Qoutes

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Read the quotes. Discuss them:

  • Which of them do you like? Which of them do you agree with? Why?
  • Do you know their authors? Who were/are they?
  • Which one you like the best? Why?
  • Discuss them with you partner.
  • Which one you find the strangest? Why?



I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him

-- Booker T. Washington, American political leader

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that
is a part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
-- Herman Hesse, German writer

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them, that's the essence of inhumanity.

-- G.B. Shaw, English writer

People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life.
-- Faith Resnick, American author

We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
-- Jimmy Carter, American prezident, awarded with Nobel Peace Prize

In world history, those who have helped to build the same culture are not necessarily of one race, and those of the same race have not all participated in one culture.
-- Ruth Fulton Benedict, American anthropologist

"Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none."
-- Edmund Burke, English philosopher and politician

We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree.
-- Pablo Casals, Spanish musician

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
-- Pablo Casals

The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world
-- Democritus, Greek philosopher

"We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies -- it is the first law of nature."
-- Voltaire, French philosopher

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences."
-- M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist
and writer

In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.

-- Ambrose Bierce, American novelist

“There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity”

-- Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher

“Well! Evil to some is always good to others.”

-- Jane Austen, English novelist

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.
-- Malcolm Forbes, American publisher

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer

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