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500 Inspirational Culture Quotes: Power Of Diversity (2023)

1. “What colonialism does is cause an identity crisis about one’s own culture.” — Lupita Nyong’o


2. A painting cannot stop a bullet, but it can stop the shooting hand.


3. “Be as bold as the first man or [woman] to eat an oyster. “- Shirley Chisholm


4. Anything that is measured and watched, improves.


5. “Well, but I cannot speak with a woman,” objected Wang Lung mildly. He could make nothing of the situation in which he found himself, and he was still staring about him. “Well, and why not?” retorted the woman with anger.”


6. “I love Indians. I love our songs, your dances, and your souls. And I love your art.”


7. “Every CEO is in fact a Chief Cultural Officer. The terrifying thing is it’s the CEO’s actual behavior, not their speeches or the list of values they have put up on posters, that defines what the culture is. Without these four powers (Hiring, Firing, Promoting, Punishing) any employee at the company is along for the ride in a culture driven by someone more powerful than they are.”


8. “A condition of illumination dominates nowadays which is thoroughly alien to poetry – or at any rate to the poetry created and understood by an earlier generation… [Modernist] poetry will be different and will have to be different, if it is to do justice to this changed, clear-sighted young generation.”


9. “Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models,


10. “I’ve been thinking . . . all this time, while I was sitting in my chair. Those white doctors haven’t helped you at all. Maybe we had better send for someone else.”


11. “We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own.


12. “Companies are communities. There’s a spirit of working together. Communities are not a place where a few people allow themselves to be singled out as solely responsible for success.” – Henry Mintzberg


13. The real competitive advantage in any business is one word only, which is “people”.


14. “We believe that it’s really important to come up with core values that you can commit to. And by commit, we mean that you’re willing to hire and fire based on them. If you’re willing to do that, then you’re well on your way to building a company culture that is in line with the brand you want to build.”


15. “Though Chicago was rapidly achieving recognition as an industrial and mercantile dynamo, its leading men felt keenly the slander from New York that their city had few cultural assets.”


16. “Hire great people and give them freedom to be awesome.”


17. “If, as a culture, we don’t bear witness to grief, the burden of loss is placed entirely upon the bereaved, while the rest of us avert our eyes and wait for those in mourning to stop being sad, to let go, to move on, to cheer up. And if they don’t — if they have loved too deeply, if they do wake each morning thinking, I cannot continue to live — well, then we pathologize their pain; we call their suffering a disease.


18. Whereas the political conflicts create a separating hollow, culture creates a space for understanding and dialogue.


19. “Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs” by Thomas Wolfe.


20. “Everything you’re sure is right can be wrong in another place.”


21. “We seldom realize, for example, that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which we were given to us by our society.” – Alan Watts


22. “They decided our culture was too cluttered. They created commissions to choose the hundred best of everything: Hundred Songs, Hundred Paintings, the rest were eliminated. How can we appreciate anything fully when overwhelmed with too much?”


23. “Our secret weapon for building the best culture is open and honest feedback.”


24. “A free culture is not a culture without property; it is not a culture in which artists don’t get paid.” — Lawrence Lessig


25. “Ultimately, it’s on the company leaders to set the tone,” Cook told Fast Company. “Not only the CEO, but the leaders across the company. If you select them so carefully that they then hire the right people, it’s a nice self-fulfilling prophecy.”


26. You want to set goals that you can hit, so when you start hitting them, you can celebrate those wins. People start trusting in your way of projecting the business.


27. “Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulations, its rhythm. But try to march together with men of different languages, remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.” – Hélder Câmara


28. “Employee engagement arises out of culture and not the other way around.”


29. “Culture is a thousand things, a thousand times. It’s living the core values when you hire; when you write an email; when you are working on a project; when you are walking in the hall.” –Brian Chesky


30. “‘Is that me?’ Ekwefi called back. That was the way people answered calls from outside. They never answered yes for fear it might be an evil spirit calling.”


31. “Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield. The time you spend with your best is, quite simply, your most productive time.” ― Marcus BuckinghamMarcus quote


32. “The same blood runs in every human on the earth. You just have to see past the variations in skin and culture.”


33. “Popular culture is a contradiction in terms. If it’s popular, it’s not culture.” –America Ferrera


34. “But what drove Mamaw’s initial dislike were the parts of him that most resembled her. Mamaw apparently understood what would take me another twenty years to learn: that social class in America isn’t just about money. And her desire that her children do better than she had done extended past their education and employment and into the relationships they formed. When it came to spouses for her kids and parents for her grandkids, Mamaw felt, whether she knew it consciously, that she wasn’t good enough.”


35. “Everyone on the team plays an equal role. My role is to create the wave and everyone on our team keeps the wave going.”


36. “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.” – Unknown


37. ″ When you make the choice to come to America, you become black. ”


38. “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever.” – Amy Poehler


39. “The way I think about culture is that modern humans have radically changed the way that they work and the way that they live. Companies need to change the way they manage and lead to match the way that modern humans actually work and live.”


40. “Wouldn’t it be nice if Black girls weren’t inundated with negative, sexist comments about Black women? If they were told instead of the many important things that we’ve achieved? ... Black women, too often in the shadows of such accomplishments, actually powered the civil rights movement.”


41. “A mind cannot be independent of culture.” — Lev Vygotsky


42. “Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.” – Albert Camus


43. “Culture means control over nature.” — Johan Huizinga


44. “Oh! it is absurd to have a hard-and-fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn’t. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn’t read.”


45. “In my culture, parents were sacred. We at least owed them an answer.”


46. I noticed that the dynamic range between what an average person could accomplish and what the best person could accomplish was 50 or 100 to 1. Given that, you're well advised to go after the cream of the cream. A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.


47. “A doctor who didn’t understand local culture would probably mistake many patients’ complaints for bizarre superstitions.”


48. “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey


49. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


50. Culture may become criteria of sanity, it could be a shelter from the pain caused by the war, or become a way to express inexpressible.


51. “Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.”


52. “‘You know, you’re a feminist.’ It was not a compliment. I could tell from his tone—the same tone with which a person would say, ‘You’re a supporter of terrorism.‘”


53. ‘Starbucks was founded around the experience and the environment of their stores. Starbucks was about a space with comfortable chairs, lots of power outlets, tables and desks at which we could work and the option to spend as much time in their stores as we wanted without any pressure to buy. The coffee was incidental.’ — Simon Sinek, Author, Motivational Speaker and Marketing Consultant


54. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain


55. “Culture is like the wind. It is invisible; yet its effect can be seen and felt.”


56. ″‘When a man consorts much with a people,’ continued Hawk-eye, ′ if they are honest, and he no knave, love will grow up atwixt them.‘”


57. “To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture.”


58. Presenting leadership as a list of carefully defined qualities (like strategic, analytical, and performance-oriented) no longer holds. Instead, true leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed. ... Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.


59. “In the summer of 1922 a family friend gave him a biography of Leonardo da Vinci that so inspired him he transferred to Columbia University to ‘shift my interest from science to cultural history’ and the humanities.”


60. “Behind [the elders] was the big and ancient silk-cotton tree which was sacred. Spirits of good children lived in that tree waiting to be born. On ordinary days young women who desired children came to sit under its shade.”


61. “Don’t condemn the culture; redeem it.”


62. “I grew up in an atmosphere where words were an integral part of culture.” — Wole Soyinka


63. “Men should think twice before making widowhood women's only path to power."


64. “I want to build a community where women of all races can communicate and ... continue to support and take care of each other. I want to give women a space to feel their own strength and tell their stories. That is power.”


65. “What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.”


66. “It was a story of white selling black, of black cultures “contaminating” white ones with a single cell in an era when a person with “one drop” of black blood had only recently gained the legal right to marry a white person. It was also the story of cells from an uncredited black woman becoming one of the most important tools in medicine.”


67. “Lead by example, insist on teamwork and instill motivation. Self-discipline is what gets you to work every day, and hard work builds character.” – Dave Mueller


68. “It’s better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington


69. “Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds.


70. Fine arts, literature, music, cinema, and theatre very often mirror the politics of a society.


71. “Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of


72. Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers — poets, actors, journalists — they, as communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate. They embrace the concept of an innovation culture. They vote in ways that promote it. They don't fight science and they don't fight technology.


73. If you are lucky enough to be someone’s employer, then you have a moral obligation to make sure people do look forward to coming to work in the morning.


74. “ It is out of culture that the substance of real revolutions is made.”Walter Lippmann


75. The most vocal challengers to most cultures are the first to be shown the door. It’s in human nature to want to eliminate the most disruptive people. And it’s also human nature to want to bring in more people that fit in well. Repeat these two behaviors over time and culture becomes homogeny, even if everyone still believes the culture values diversity.


76. Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity and meaning in their job.


77. “All cultures throw certain stumbling blocks in the way of those who pursue gospel realities.”


78. “Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.” – Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris quote


79. “Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle.


80. “There’s really no such thing as internal culture any more. Your culture is always public, and it’s your most powerful, public-facing asset or liability.”


81. “Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.”― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


82. ″‘So disgraceful! Sharing a hotel room when they aren’t even married! You know, some people might think they eloped and are coming here for their honeymoon!’ Nadine Shaw chimed in, though secretly the thought of any potential scandal that might bring those high-and-mighty Youngs down a peg filled her with glee.”


83. “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” – John F. Kennedy


84. “With the right people, culture, and values, you can accomplish great things.” – Tricia Griffith


85. “Yeah, I don’t deal with current events or pop culture, and I avoid politics like the plague.” — Max Cannon


86. “We have a culture where we are incredibly self critical, we don’t get comfortable with our success.”


87. “Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”


88. “I think as a company, if you can get those two things right — having a clear direction on what you are trying to do and bringing in great people who can execute on the stuff — then you can do pretty well.”


89. “Do not let your assumptions about a culture block your ability to perceive the individual, or you will fail.” ― Brandon Sanderson


90. “The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It’s part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.” — Bob Schieffer


91. “We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.” – Kofi Annan


92. “Now father and son could rest. There was a woman coming to the house. Never again would Wang Lung have to rise summer and winter at dawn to light the fire. He could lie in his bed and wait, and he also would have a bowl of water brought to him, and if the earth were fruitful there would be tea leaves in the water. ”


93. “Culture is the set of transmitted and learned behavior patterns, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought that characterize the functioning of particular population.” ― Clifford Geertz


94. No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.


95. “The things that I draw on, and the world that I feel part of, aren’t particularly youth culture.” — Robert Wyatt


96. “Now, thanks to the radical transparency made possible by a connected world, your business is a glass box. People can see all the way inside. And that means that now the brand is everything they see. Every person. Every process. Every value. Everything that happens, ever. There’s a single word that sums up what a person sees when they look deep inside your business: they see your culture."


97. “The truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books without losing their composure or their desire for more.” – Gabriel Zaid


98. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” ― Arnold H. GlasowLeadership quote


99. The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.


100. “I had the urge to examine my life in another culture and move beyond what I knew.”


101. “What makes cookbooks interesting is to find out about the people and the culture that invented the food.” — Vincent Schiavelli


102. “Any good teacher knows how important it is to connect with students and understand our culture.” –Adora Svitak


103. ‘Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers — poets, actors, journalists — they […] embrace the concept of an innovation culture. They vote in ways that promote it. They don’t fight science and they don’t fight technology.’ — Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, Cosmologist, Author, and Science Communicator


104. “We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. "I'm this way because my father made me this way. I'm this way because my husband made me this way." Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But then you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible.”


105. “Culture is like a river, always changing, always flowing, and always influencing those who live near it.” ― Rick Warren


106. “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” – Cesar Chavez


107. “As a leader, it is important to not just see your own success, but focus on the success of others.” – Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai Quote


108. “It sounds like a fairy-tale, but not only that; this story of what man by his science and practical inventions has achieved on this earth, where he first appeared as a weakly member of the animal kingdom, and on which each individual of his species must ever again appear as a helpless infant... is a direct fulfilment of all, or of most, of the dearest wishes in his fairy-tales. All these possessions he has acquired through culture. Long ago he formed an ideal conception of omnipotence and omniscience which he embodied in his gods. Whatever seemed unattainable to his desires - or forbidden to him - he attributed to these gods. One may say, therefore, that these gods were the ideals of his culture. Now he has himself approached very near to realizing this ideal, he has nearly become a god himself. But only, it is true, in the way that ideals are usually realized in the general experience of humanity. Not completely; in some respects not at all, in others only by halves. Man has become a god by means of artificial limbs, so to speak, quite magnificent when equipped with all his accessory organs; but they do not grow on him and they still give him trouble at times... Future ages will produce further great advances in this realm of culture, probably inconceivable now, and will increase man's likeness to a god still more.”


109. “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.” — Billy Joel


110. “A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.” – Simon Sinek


111. “There’s a lot of pride that business owners have. It’s actually really critical that pride and ownership extends to everyone in the organization. I think of everyone is in the same boat in driving the company forward.” – Aaron Levie


112. “Whatever you say about popular culture, people like people who know things, who are experts, and it doesn’t particularly matter what they look like.” ― Mary Beard


113. Culture guides discretionary behavior and it picks up where the employee handbook leaves off. Culture tells us how to respond to an unprecedented service request. It tells us whether to risk telling our bosses about our new ideas, and whether to surface or hide problems. Employees make hundreds of decisions on their own everyday, and culture is our guide. Culture tells us what to do when the CEO isn’t in the room, which is of course most of the time.


114. A pattern of shared basic assumptions invented, discovered or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation and internal integration that have worked well enough to be considered valid and therefore, to be taught to new members as the correct way to perceive, think and feel in relation to those problems.


115. “Culture’s worth huge, huge risks. Without culture, we’re all totalitarian beasts.” – Norman Mailer


116. “Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where peoples are becoming more and more closely interconnected.” — Kofi Annan


117. “There’s no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you would like to be treated.”


118. “It was culture as class performance, literature fetishised for its ability to take educated people on false emotional journeys, so that they might afterwards feel superior to the uneducated people whose emotional journeys they liked to read about.”


119. “Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it’s covered; for inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered.” – Stephen Cosgrove


120. “They'll tell you you're too loud, that you need to wait your turn and ask the right people for permission. Do it anyway.”


121. “Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.”


122. “Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can’t tell you whether someone will fit into a company’s culture.” — Howard Schultz


123. “The experience of coming alive as a man is so rate in our culture right now.”


124. “It’s important for us to create a culture of innovation—one that both values and rewards risk.”


125. “I have an awareness of the world around me. I explore and learn about different cultures.” — Derek G. Waller


126. “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast.”


127. This is not about fuzzy, holding hands around a campfire, kumbaya stuff. That’s not what values and culture and mission is about. This is about building an organization for success. This is about winning. This is about doing the tactical things to make sure your organization and your people are aligned around the same thing.


128. “Culture is the hallmark of a civilized society.” ― George S. Patton


129. “Over the years we learned that if we asked people to rely on logic and common sense instead of on formal policies, most of the time we would get better results, and at lower cost.”


130. “A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” – Mary Kay Ash


131. “Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore


132. . . . when you’re in a small boat, you can see who’s paddling hard and who’s looking around.


133. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” – Max de Pree


134. “We are all cultural beings able to navigate successfully in our culture, learning about the meaning of the different social groups within it.” — Perry R. Hinton


135. “People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture or violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss. ”


136. “What a culture we live in, we are swimming in an ocean of information, and drowning in ignorance.” – Richard Paul Evans


137. “One of our values is that you should be looking out for each other. Everyone should try to make the lives of everyone else who works here a little bit simpler.”


138. “Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.”


139. “The Hundred Poems...this poem is not one of them. She took a great risk hiding this paper, and my grandfather and grandmother took a great risk keeping it. What poems could be worth losing everything for?”


140. “Shaping your culture is more than half done when you hire your team.”


141. ″‘It is later than you think’ could not be expressed in Martian—nor could ‘Haste makes waste,’ though for a different reason: the first notion was inconceivable while the latter was an unexpressed Martian basic, as unnecessary as telling a fish to bathe. But ‘As it was in the Beginning, is now and ever shall be’ was so Martian in mood that it could be translated more easily than ‘two plus two makes four’—which was not a truism on Mars.”


142. “I am very proud to be a Pashtun, but sometimes I think our code of conduct has a lot to answer for, particularly where the treatment of women is concerned.”


143. “At Zappos, we really view culture as our No. 1 priority. We decided that if we get the culture right, most of the stuff, like building a brand around delivering the very best customer service, will just take care of itself.”


144. “My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.”


145. “Hire great people and give them freedom to be awesome.” — Andrew MasonAndrew quote


146. “Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it’s covered;


147. “Corporate culture is really hard to define; it’s the side effects of working for your organization.”


148. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” – Mahatma Gandhi


149. “Sexually progressive cultures gave us literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust.”


150. “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” – Mahatma Gandhi


151. History proves over and over again that culture is ideally suitable for political propaganda, especially under totalitarian rule.


152. Art and culture cannot resist the war. Nobody will write a book or do a research with bullet whistle at the ear. But, they give one strength to bear unbearable, not just to accept it, but to think it over and overcome it.


153. Until I came to IBM, I probably would have told you that culture was just one among several important elements in any organization's makeup and success — along with vision, strategy, marketing, financials, and the like... I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn't just one aspect of the game, it is the game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.


154. “My aim is to be understood by everyone. I reject the ‘depth’ that people demand nowadays, into which you can never descend without a diving bell crammed with cabbalistic bullshit and intellectual metaphysics.”


155. To me, beauty is inclusion - every size, every color - that's the world I live in.


156. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead


157. “A welcome attitude to vehicles and machines… Avoiding all decoration… Using only basic shapes and colours… Economy in the use of space, materials, time and money… Simplicity.”


158. “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of 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.”


159. “Anything that is measured and watched, improves.”


160. “You’re the kind of girl I should have married. ”


161. “This little man, five-foot-nine at most and not even American, was going to teach them about cowboys?”


162. “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.” – Cesar Chavez


163. “When an ancient temptation or trial becomes a feature in the culture, a way of life that is expected and encouraged, Christians have a stumbling block put before them that is hard to recognize for what it is, for it has been made into a monument, gilded with bronze and bathed in decorative lights.”


164. “Together let us desire, conceive and create the new structure of the future, which will one day rise towards heaven from the hands of a million workers, like the crystal symbol of a new faith.”


165. “We have to create culture, don't watch TV, don't read magazines, don't even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you're worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you're giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told 'no', we're unimportant, we're peripheral. 'Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.' And then you're a player, you don't want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that's being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.”


166. “We felt like the Taliban saw us as little dolls to control, telling us what to do and how to dress. I thought if God wanted us to be like that He wouldn’t have made us all different.”


167. If culture is like personality or character, then it matters in the sense to what extent is the culture adaptive to both the external and internal realities. If it’s not adaptive, it matters a lot. If it’s adaptive, it doesn’t matter much, people don’t notice it, they just go along their merry way. So culture really only matters when there is a problem. In the same sense that personality only matters when things aren’t working right for you. Otherwise it’s just there. It’s part of you.


168. “Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character.” – Julie Bishop


169. A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneur's job is to build the foundation.


170. “The soul takes nothing with her to the next world but her education and her culture. At the beginning of the journey to the next world, one’s education and culture can either provide the greatest assistance or else act as the greatest burden, to the person who has just died.” – Plato


171. “No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.” – James Baldwin


172. The biggest challenge was to restore a dying organization, which was losing money, to growth and profitability. The first steps were not: Cutting costs, developing new products and/or services, inventing clever new marketing concepts, or clever advertising! Instead, the first steps were: Rebuilding a culture where all employees were a family, striving for a “shared” success! The basis for this success turned out to be winning major races again.


173. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” – Stephen Covey


174. “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” – Mahatma Gandhi


175. “The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.” – John F. Kennedy


176. “Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.” – Henry van Dyke


177. “Culture was actually humanity’s attempt to extend the womb.” – Christopher Dawson


178. “The role of culture is that it’s the form through which we as a society reflect on who we are, where we’ve been, where we hope to be.” – Wendell Pierce


179. “You want to set goals that you can hit, so when you start hitting them, you can celebrate those wins. People start trusting in your way of projecting the business.”


180. “There’s no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you’d like to be treated.” – Richard BransonRichard Quote


181. “In all their guises, the Lost Generation shared another thing - they experienced firsthand the seismic shift in culture that signaled the painful birth of the Modern World.”


182. “In order to be universal, you have to be rooted in your own culture.” — Abbas Kiarostami


183. When the supremacy of law is undermined, when there are no more social rights or freedom of speech, creative people are the first ones to rise against injustice, and to protect human rights and liberties.


184. “Culture is not made up but something that evolves which is human.” – Edward T. Hall


185. There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization's overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow ...It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it…


186. ‘We believe that it’s really important to come up with core values that you can commit to. And by commit, we mean that you’re willing to hire and fire based on them. If you’re willing to do that, then you’re well on your way to building a company culture that is in line with the brand you want to build.’ — Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos


187. “The triumph of culture is to overpower nationality.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


188. “In this ever-changing society, the most powerful and enduring brands are built from the heart. They are real and sustainable. Their foundations are stronger because they are built with the strength of the human spirit, not an ad campaign. The companies that are lasting are those that are authentic.”


189. ‘Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur.’ — David Cummings, Co-Founder, Pardot


190. “Every culture has something to be ashamed of, but every culture also has the right to change, to challenge negative traditions, and to create new ones.” – Ralph Nader


191. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou


192. “I look for two things when I hire a new employee: ambition and humility. Without a proven track record of initiative and ambition, it’s likely the person becomes a drain rather than a contributor to the company — even the really smart, talented ones.” – Justin McLeodJustin quote


193. “Cultural differences should not separate us from each other,


194. “Assume the best but hire paranoid people.”


195. “If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble.” – Bill Gates


196. “The leader’s job isn’t to have all the ideas. It’s to make sure all the ideas are heard and that the best one wins.” – Chris HawkerLeadership quote


197. “Fashion is part of our culture, and it’s about more than just a pretty dress.” — Joan Smalls


198. “We’re warriors, this culture, and we’re very puritanical about sex and very embracing about violence and I don’t know why that is.” — Mark Ruffalo


199. ″‘I wanted my children to have the best combination: American circumstances and Chinese character. How could I know these things do not mix?‘”


200. “Culture is the magic start-up ingredient.”


201. “Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.”


202. “Under the cover of an evening’s relaxing entertainment, cabaret, like nothing else, suddenly dispenses a poisoned cookie. Suggestively administered and hastily swallowed, its effects reach far beyond the harmless evening, to make otherwise placid blood boil, to inspire a sluggish brain to think.”


203. “Cultures are virtual realities made of language.” — Terence McKenna


204. “Personal culture makes us unique, not one’s enemy; One can’t compare their beauty to another’s deformity.” — Steven A. Funes


205. “Culture is like a breathed atmosphere in which we live, breathe, and have our being.” ― Edwin Hubbel Chapin


206. “Food is culture. Food is an identity, a footprint of who you are.” –Lidia Bastianich


207. “If we really want to be effective with communication, we have to humanize our brands.”


208. “Create an environment where people can take risks. If everything has to be brilliant from the word go, you’re never gonna get off the ground.” – Paul Hewson (AKA Bono)


209. “Every one of us is a perfect human being, deformed by the family, the society and the culture.” — Alejandro Jodorowsky


210. Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action.


211. “Human cultural diversity is vast; the range of cultural practices, beliefs, and languages that we speak is vast.” – Mark Pagel


212. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou


213. “Culture makes all men gentle.” – Menander


214. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela


215. “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” – Warren Buffett


216. “I love to hike and travel and see different cultures. I like to get out, walk around, talk to people, watch them do life, and practice all of their customs.” — Bob Roberts


217. “I’ve been in so many spaces where I’m the first and only Black trans woman or trans woman period. I just want to work until there are fewer and fewer ‘first and only’s.”


218. Here’s what you tell the high performers. Come spend time with us if you want to do something special. Don’t take it personally if you get yelled at for something you did not do. Get over it, and I am sure we will apologize when we find time. If you ask for help, we will be there. If you do not ask for help, we will assume that you are performing in a blaze of glory so be ready to show it. Don’t tell us later that you were confused or did not agree with what we were doing. You can say whatever you want to whomever you want when the decision is up for discussion — and this will be encouraged in many formats, from quick huddles to day-long strategy sessions. But when the decision is made, you march with the decision and not with what makes you happy.


219. “If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work. Now who wants that?” -Matthew Woodring Stover, writer of Star Wars novels


220. “Alone we are smart, together we are brilliant.” – Steven AndersonSteven Quote


221. “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture.


222. “This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war.”


223. “We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”


224. ‘Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with a passion.’ — Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, CEO, Airbnb


225. “Culture is the foundation of our society and the expression of our heritage.” ― Madeleine Albright


226. “Living through the intersections of cultural diversity has given me an intimate understanding of the dynamics of living between the dimensions of East and West, traditional and modern, and political and spiritual. – Deeyah Khan


227. “Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Chaos begets chaos. Instability begets instability. Welcome to family life for the American hillbilly.”


228. “Maintaining Scientific and Christian Truths in a Postmodern World,” Science & Christian Belief no. 2 (2002): 107-22.


229. Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day.


230. Culture is the deeper level of basic assumptions and beliefs that are shared by members of an organization, that operate unconsciously and define in a basic 'taken for granted' fashion an organization's view of its self and its environment.


231. “Like all people, we perceive the version of reality that our culture communicates. Like others having or living in more than one culture, we get multiple, often opposing messages. The coming together of two self-consistent but habitually incomparable frames of reference causes un choque, a cultural collision.”


232. “Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the right stuff to turn our dreams into reality.” – James WomackJames quote


233. “Architects, painters and sculptors must learn again to know and understand the multi-faceted form of building in its entirety as well as its parts… Let us establish a new guild of craftsmen without the presumption of class distinctions building a wall of arrogance between craftsmen and artists. Together let us call for, develop and build the construction of the future, comprising everything in one form: architecture, sculpture and painting.”


234. “Political culture has become popular culture.” – Hasan Minhaj


235. “Determine what behaviors and beliefs you value as a company, and have everyone live true to them. These behaviors and beliefs should be so essential to your core, that you don’t even think of it as culture.”


236. In determining the right people, the good-to-great companies placed greater weight on character attributes than on specific educational background, practical skills, specialized knowledge, or work experience.


237. “Given New York City’s cultural diversity, it has always attracted creative people.” – Fred Wilson


238. “Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.” — Guy Fieri


239. “Popular culture is a contradiction in terms. If it’s popular, it’s not culture.” –Vivienne Westwood


240. “Life in the big city is a multiple interweaving of surfaces. But everyone wants an art in which one sees life reflected… For the big city dweller, the true mirror and abbreviated chronicle of the age has always been the revue [cabaret], that colourful, whirring, easy going, incredibly mobile suggestive replica of existence, aswirl in a storm.”


241. “Because culture makes me the person that I am, I value my culture and there is so much that I feel but cannot explain.” — Dolores Delgado Bernal


242. “Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.” – Paulo Coelho


243. “How can we distinguish what is biologically determined from what people merely try to justify through biological myths? A good rule of thumb is ‘Biology enables, Culture forbids.’ Biology is willing to tolerate a very wide spectrum of possibilities. It’s culture that obliges people to realize some possibilities while forbidding others. Biology enables women to have children – some cultures oblige women to realize this possibility. Biology enables men to enjoy sex with one another – some cultures forbid them to realize this possibility. Culture tends to argue that it forbids only that which is unnatural. But from a biological perspective, nothing is unnatural. Whatever is possible is by definition also natural. A truly unnatural behavior, one that goes against the laws of nature, simply cannot exist.”


244. “No person, in any culture, likes to be bullied. No person likes living in fear because his or her ideas are different. Nobody likes being poor or hungry, and nobody likes to live under an economic system in which the fruits of his or her labor go perpetually unrewarded.”


245. “Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”


246. “Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.” by Malcolm Bradbury.


247. “Culture is what defines us as a community, as a people, and if we’re not careful, as individuals. Culture plays an important role in life.” — Adam Butler


248. “Culture consists of connections, not of separations: to specialize is to isolate.” – Carlos Fuentes


249. Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield.


250. “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” – Iyanla Vanzant


251. “Don’t let the culture influence your message, let your message influence the culture.” – Mike Huckabee


252. “In human life, economics precedes politics or culture.” — Park Geun-hye


253. “Culture opens the sense of beauty.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


254. “I think a large part of that is the fact that I’m a large believer in hiring the right people and giving them unbelievable amounts of power and autonomy.”


255. “It would have been beneath him to notice her. Instead he feigned great interest in the clouds and he cried, “That cloud which hangs upon the left horn of the new moon speaks of rain. It will come not later than tomorrow night.”


256. Shaping your culture is more than half done when you hire your team.


257. “Culture is to recruiting as product is to marketing.”


258. “The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.”


259. “By law, I could not have another, but my in-laws were desperate for a boy, a male heir who could carry on the family name. If we had lived in the countryside, they might have just abandoned or drowned the baby girl … However, there was one loophole to the one-child rule: if your baby had a handicap, you were allowed to have another.”


260. “Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.”


261. “Once, so they say, he had to get home by swimming across a river in which there was a large and hungry pike. El-ahrairah combed himself until he had enough fur to cover a clay rabbit, which he pushed into the water. The pike rushed at it, bit it and left it in disgust. After a little, it drifted to the bank and El-ahrairah dragged it out and waited a while before pushing it in again. After an hour of this, the pike left it alone, and when it had done so for the fifth time, El-ahrairah swam across himself and went home. Some rabbits say he controls the weather, because the wind, the damp and the dew are friends and instruments to rabbits against their enemies.”


262. Logic will lead you from point A to point B. Imagination will take you everywhere.


263. “Our culture is friendly and intense, but if push comes to shove we’ll settle for intense.”


264. “The crucial differences which distinguish human societies and human beings are not biological. They are cultural.” – Ruth Benedict


265. “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”


266. “Our culture is obsessed with real events because we experience hardly any.” — David Shields


267. “Culture is the bedrock, the final wall, against which one leans one’s back in a godforsaken chaos.” – J.C. Powys


268. “Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm.


269. “You become a star not because of your title; you become a star because you are adding star value to the company.” — N. R. Narayana MurthyNarayana Murthy Quote


270. “I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I sure can pick smart colleagues.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt


271. “A founder can carry an institution only so far, and then others have to step in, even the alumni. That’s how an institution becomes one.” – Shiv NadarShiv Nadar Quote


272. “It is not our diversity which divides us; it is not our ethnicity or religion or culture that divides us. Since we have achieved our freedom, there can only be one division amongst us: between those who cherish democracy and those who do not.”


273. “As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings. Okonkwo had clearly washed his hands and so he ate with kings and elders. ”


274. “All through the long months of winter she lay dying and upon her bed, and for the first time Wang Lung and his children knew what she had been in the house, and how she made comfort for them all and they had not known it.”


275. “The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals.” — Siddharth Katragadda


276. “Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men's eyes when deciding what provokes it.”


277. “Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” – Jawaharlal Nehru


278. “Treat employees like they make a difference and they will.” – Jim GoodnightJim Good Night quote


279. “My movement is my movement. When all the dust has settled on the groundbreaking-ness, I’m going to still be doing this. I’m not going to suddenly change. I’m going to still be telling my life story through music. And if that’s body-positive to you, amen. If that’s feminist to you, amen. If that’s pro-black to you, amen. Because ma’am, I’m all of those things.”


280. “Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility.” – James Levine


281. “I look for two things when I hire a new employee: ambition and humility. Without a proven track record of initiative and ambition, it’s likely the person becomes a drain rather than a contributor to the company – even the really smart, talented ones.”


282. “It’s certainly not always unspoken. The religions of your culture aren’t reticent about it. Man is the end product of creation.”


283. There is a high cost associated with building a culture: team retreats, gym memberships, personal and professional development classes. All this is to facilitate the personal evolution of each person who contributes to the company. And, what are our results? In three years, not one employee has voluntarily left, which is a phenomenon that we believe can be replicated at any organisation. We have the receipts to show how much it cost, and we also have uncovered the more obscure internal metrics that impact employee satisfaction and prevent voluntary turnover.


284. “When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it.” – Yo-Yo Ma


285. “Our culture is more shaped by the arts and humanities than it often is by politics.” – Jim Leach


286. “Hear me as a woman./Have me as your sister./On purpled battlefield breaking day,/So I might say our victory is just beginning,/See me as change,/Say I am movement,/That I am the year,/and I am the era/of the women.”


287. “I was a girl in a land where rifles are fired in celebration of a son, while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain, their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to children.”


288. “Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.”- Anne M. Mulcahy


289. “The number one muscle to flex in hiring is culture.”


290. “Islamabad was totally different from Swat. It was as different for us as Islamabad is to New York. Shiza introduced us to women who were lawyers and doctors and also activists, which showed us that women could do important jobs yet still keep their culture and traditions. We saw women in the streets without purdah, their heads completely uncovered. I stopped wearing my shawl over my head in some of the meetings, thinking I had become a modern girl.”


291. “What if, in raising children, we focus on ability instead of gender? What if we focus on interest instead of gender?”


292. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” -Lily Tomlin


293. “Success means: I want to know the work I do means something to somebody and helps make the world, if not a Better place, not a worse one.” – Stan Slap


294. “Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” – Rita Mae Brown


295. “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.”


296. Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person — not just an employee — are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.


297. “Women need a seat at the table, they need an invitation to be seated there, and in some cases, where this is not available, they need to create their own table. We need a global understanding that we cannot implement change effectively without women's political participation.”


298. “In an immature society culture is an import; for a mature one it is a native manufacture which eventually becomes an export.” — Northrop Frye


299. “I used to believe that culture was ‘soft,’ and had little bearing on our bottom line. What I believe today is that our culture has everything to do with our bottom line, now and into the future.”


300. “Who made man the exclusive judge, if women partake with him the gift of reason?”


301. “Is Christianity Dying?” Moore to the Point (blog), May 12, 2015.


302. ‘Culture is to recruiting as product is to marketing.’ — HubSpot’s Culture Code


303. “Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear.” – Walter Lippman


304. “The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest.” – Deepika Padukone


305. “Much of what individuals assume to be individual “choice” is instead culturally constructed and automatic.” — Elsie Jones-Smith


306. “We believe in relentlessly refining our skills and knowledge, as a team and as individuals.”


307. “I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.”


308. “The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period.” –Oriana Fallaci


309. “Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.” — Matthew Arnold


310. “An individual can make a difference, but a team can make a miracle.” – Doug Pederson


311. “Education had been a great gift for him. He believed that lack of education was the root of all the Pakistan’s problems. Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be reelected. He believed schooling should be available for all, rich and poor, boys and girls.”


312. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker


313. “This was the way things had been since their childhood as neighbors growing up on Serangoon Road, mainly because, coming from a Chinese-speaking family, Carol had always felt inferior to Eleanor, who was brought up speaking English first.”


314. “Men are visually aroused by women's bodies and less sensitive to their arousal by women's personalities because they are trained early into that response, while women are less visually aroused and more emotionally aroused because that is their training. This asymmetry in sexual education maintains men's power in the myth: They look at women's bodies, evaluate, move on; their own bodies are not looked at, evaluated, and taken or passed over. But there is no "rock called gender" responsible for that; it can change so that real mutuality--an equal gaze, equal vulnerability, equal desire--brings heterosexual men and women together.”


315. “Culture is a thousand things, a thousand times. It’s living the core values when you hire; when you write an email; when you are working on a project; when you are walking in the hall.” –Anais Nin


316. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert SchweitzerAlbert Quote


317. “Contact with another culture can lead to reflection on one’s own culture, which then seems less a matter of course.” — Bob Elsen


318. “Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.”


319. “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man.”


320. “Remember you live in a community. You have a responsibility to be accountable to your family and your community as well as yourself.” – Cherríe Moraga


321. “Imagine living in a world where there is no domination, where females and males are not alike or even always equal, but where a vision of mutuality is the ethos shaping our interaction.”


322. “Having spoken plainly so far, Okoye said the next half a dozen sentences in proverbs. Among the Ibo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten. Okoye was a great talker and he spoke for a long time, skirting round the subject and then hitting it finally.”


323. “That is the secret of the cabaret: the aphoristic novel, the burst of short-lived drama, the two-minute song of our times, the sweetness of love, the heartbeat of unemployment, the bewilderment of politics, the standard issue uniform of cheap amusement. All without the drain of five acts, three volumes and a thousand kilograms of psychology.”


324. “Culture is the deeper level of basic assumptions and beliefs that are shared by members of an organization, that operate unconsciously and define in a basic ‘taken for granted’ fashion an organization’s view of its self and its environment.”


325. “Nobody wants to look at it. What is it all supposed to mean – the old whores and the old, worn out women and all of life’s cares… It doesn’t make anybody happy. No gallery wants to exhibit it. Why do you even bother to paint it?”


326. “Being Indian is not blood as much as it is culture.” –Tony Hillerman


327. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.” – Mahatma Gandhi


328. “If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it” by Johan Huizinga.


329. “But the idea that women can’t take care of themselves still permeates our culture.” — Katherine Dunn


330. “We liked to be known as the clever girls. When we decorated our hands with henna for holidays and weddings, we drew calculus and chemical formula instead of flowers and butterflies.”


331. “Your job is to bow as low as you can, and don’t look them in the eye.”


332. “If you’re working for a good company and you’re happy there, and you’re being compensated accordingly, and your work satisfies you, you should stay there.” – Robert Kiyosaki


333. Authentic engagement is not available upon demand. It’s less like today’s Keurig and more like the old-style percolator: instead of coffee at the push of a button, coffee grounds and water were put together, with heat applied and time allowed for one to permeate the other.


334. “Culture opens the sense of beauty.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


335. “Culture is the arts enhanced by great literature and historic continuity, together with reverence for law and the learning of the great minds of the past.” ― Harold J. Laski


336. ‘Culture is not an initiative. Culture is the enabler of all initiatives.’ — Larry Senn


337. “The Taliban could take our pens and books, but they could not stop our minds from thinking.”


338. “You know I think if the people who work for a business are proud of the business they work for, they’ll work that much harder, and therefore, I think turning your business into a real force for good is good business sense as well.” – Richard Branson


339. “A doctor who knew nothing about local beliefs might end up at war with Voodoo priests, but a doctor-anthropologist who understood those beliefs could find ways to make Voodoo houngans his allies.”


340. “In this huge old occidental culture our teaching elders are books. Books are our grandparents!” ― Gary Snyder


341. ‘Being a great place to work is the difference between being a good company and a great company.’ — Brian Kristofek, President and CEO, Upshot


342. “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” – Jacqueline Woodson


343. “The novel was about the end of the world in the year 2000, and the name of the book was 2000 A.D. It told about how mad scientists made a terrific bomb that wiped out the whole world.”


344. “If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.” ― Mary Douglas


345. “I embrace the label of bad feminist because I am human. I am messy. I’m not trying to be an example. I am not trying to be perfect. I am not trying to say I have all the answers. I am not trying to say I’m right. I am just trying—trying to support what I believe in, trying to do some good in this world, trying to make some noise with my writing while also being myself."


346. “When you hand good people possibility, they do great things.” – Biz Stone


347. “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.”


348. “We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin,


349. “The effectiveness of a new culture depends on the strength of the people behind the change and the strength of the pre-existing culture.” — Steve Gruenert


350. “Make something people want” includes making a company that people want to work for.” by Sahil Lavingia.


351. Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.


352. “My drawings [in the 1920s] expressed my despair, hate and disillusionment. I drew drunkards, puking men, men with clenched fists cursing at the moon… I drew a man, face filled with fright, washing blood from his hands… I drew lonely little men fleeing madly through empty streets. I drew a cross-section of tenement house: through one window could be seen a man attacking his wife; through another, two people making love; from a third hung a suicide, the body covered by swarming flies. I drew soldiers without noses; war cripples with crustacean-like steel arms; two medical soldiers putting a violent infantryman into a strait-jacket made of a horse blanket.”


353. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be,


354. “Around a minor G-type star toward one edge of a medium-sized galaxy planets swung as they had for billions of years, under a modified inverse square law that shaped space. Four were big enough, as planets go, to be noticeable; the rest were pebbles, concealed in the fiery skirts of the primary or lost in the black reaches of space. All, as is always the case, were infected with that oddity of distorted entropy called life; on the third and fourth planets surface temperatures cycled around the freezing point of hydrogen monoxide; in consequence they had developed life forms similar enough to permit a degree of social contact.”


355. “Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.” – Robert Alan


356. “Given the depraved state of American culture, a slick dude can make millions being a hack. But even if you succeed, you lose, because you’ve sold out your muse, and your muse is you, the best part of yourself, where your finest and only true work comes from.”


357. “I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.”


358. “Television does not extend or amplify literate culture. It attacks it.”


359. “With a single, unifying drive behind both your culture and your brand, you reap the benefits of a focused and aligned workforce.”


360. “Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.” – Zig Ziglar


361. Culture is like the seeds of herbs and flowers that will sprout and cover dreadful ruins with their blossom. Culture returns hope to people, and gives a chance to their injured souls to escape their nightmares, resentment, and vengeance.


362. “I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.”


363. “Debt is so ingrained into our culture that most Americans can’t even envision a car without a payment a house without a mortgage a student without a loan and credit without a card. We’ve been sold debt with such repetition and with such fervor that most folks can’t conceive of what it would be like to have NO payments.”


364. “​Though music transcends language, culture and time, and though notes are the same, Indian music is unique because it is evolved, sophisticated and melodies are defined.” — Dayananda Saraswati


365. “Call Me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John.”


366. “Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with a passion.”


367. “The soul takes nothing with her to the next world but her education and her culture. At the beginning of the journey to the next world, one's education and culture can either provide the greatest assistance, or else act as the greatest burden, to the person who has just died.”


368. The neglect of culture and lack of economic prospects make young people susceptible to ethnic and nationalist propaganda, and easily turn them into a war recruits.


369. “I just think that some version of the past in our culture is going to rise up and become dominant.” — Peter Davison


370. “Transparency starts as a mindset change.”


371. “Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.” – Thomas Wolfe


372. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” by Stephen R. Covey.


373. “There is a cultural movement in the white working class to blame problems on society or the government, and that movement gains adherents by the day.”


374. “Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.” – Sheryl Sandberg


375. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships”. – Michael JordanTalent Quote


376. “Why is culture so important to a business? Here is a simple way to frame it. The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing.”


377. “I am a woman and a warrior. If you think I can't be both, you've been lied to.”


378. I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticism from superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my appreciation and lavish in my praise.


379. “Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the course of centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved.” ― Andre Malraux


380. Maintaining an effective culture is so important that it, in fact, trumps even strategy.


381. “I don’t want to think about what I’m leaving. I just think about who I am every single day behind closed doors and behind cameras. And that’s what I focus on.”


382. “Culture makes us unique and special. They should also inherit this, but this can happen only if we preserve it.” — Nico van Oudenhoven


383. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama


384. “Do not let your assumptions about a culture block your ability to perceive the individual, or you will fail.”


385. “The Taliban became the enemy of fine arts, culture, and our history. The Swat Museum moved its collection away for safekeeping. The Taliban destroyed everything old and brought nothing new.”


386. “I don’t think about beauty. I wake up and I want to be a smarter person, that’s my focus. … I’m encouraging certainly my girls that if they can make their inside and who they are really, really stunning then everything falls together.”


387. “Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap.” — Hermann Hesse


388. “Company Culture is the product of a company’s values, expectations and environment.”


389. Growing a culture requires a good storyteller. Changing a culture requires a persuasive editor.


390. “In a culture which holds the two-parent patriarchal family in higher esteem than any other arrangement, all children feel emotionally insecure when their family does not measure up to the standard.”


391. “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person — not just an employee — are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.”


392. I look for two things when I hire a new employee: ambition and humility. Without a proven track record of initiative and ambition, it’s likely the person becomes a drain rather than a contributor to the company — even the really smart, talented ones.


393. “The whole point of collaboration is that you give and take from each other, and that’s how you create things that are totally new.” – Virgil Abloh


394. A team aligned behind a vision will move mountains. Sell them on your roadmap and don’t compromise — care about the details, the fit and finish.


395. “An organization’s ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” – Jack WelchJack quote


396. “In an unfamiliar culture, it is wise to offer no innovations, no suggestions, or lessons.”


397. “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.” – Bear Bryant


398. “Culture is a slingshot moved by the force of its past.” — Barbara Kingsolver


399. So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.


400. “Where my culture I’m told holds no significance


401. Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.


402. I do not want my house to be walled on all sides and my windows’ shutters to be shut and nailed: I want culture of all countries to flow into my house freely. And yet, I do not want to be knocked off my feet.


403. “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.”


404. “It’s about getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment & helping to find a way to innovate.”


405. “I think it talks about that there needs to be some proactive attack against drugs infiltrating our culture.” — Joe Morton


406. “Shaping your culture is more than half done when you hire your team.” – Jessica HerrinJessica Quote


407. “Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything – for better or for worse.” – Simon Sinek


408. “Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.” – John Hume


409. “Daring leaders work to make sure people can be themselves and feel a sense of belonging.” – Brené Brown


410. Employee engagement is the art and science of engaging people in authentic and recognized connections to strategy, roles, performance, organization, community, relationships, customers, development, energy and happiness to leverage, sustain and transform work into results.”


411. “School wasn’t the only thing my aunts missed out on. In the morning when my father was given a bowl of cream with his tea, his sisters were given only tea. If there were eggs, they would only be for the boys. When a chicken was slaughtered for dinner, the girls would get the wings and the neck while the luscious breast meat was enjoyed by my father, his brother, and my grandfather. ‘From early on I could feel I was different from my sisters,’ my father says.”


412. “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” – Lee Iacocca


413. “As you follow what energizes you and focus on doing what you want to, you’ll see that the difference between play and work dissolves.” – Shakti Gawain


414. “A culture disconnected from wild nature becomes insane.” — Toby Hemenway


415. “Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.” – Malcolm Bradbury


416. Why is culture so important to a business? Here is a simple way to frame it. The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing.


417. “Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.” – Edward Abbey


418. “Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.” –Bill Walton


419. “I’ve learned that, at certain points, even if we’re of such different cultures, we can think alike, and understand each other easier than we may expect.” ― Tamuna Tsertsvadze


420. “There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inkling of what culture is.”


421. “Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do.” – Marco Bizzarri


422. “The future of architecture is culture.” — Philip Johnson


423. “But this book is about something else: what goes on in the lives of real people when the industrial economy goes south. It’s about reacting to bad circumstances in the worst way possible. It’s about a culture that increasingly encourages social decay instead of counteracting it.”


424. “When I look back, I realize she raised me like a white kid—not white culturally, but in the sense of believing that the world was my oyster, that I should speak up for myself, that my ideas and thoughts and decisions mattered.”


425. “If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.” – Elon Musk


426. “The bottom line on culture and grit is: If you want to be grittier, find a gritty culture and join it. If you’re a leader, and you want the people in your organization to be grittier, create a gritty culture.”


427. “I think dance in any culture, in any form, is a true leveler.” — Baz Luhrmann


428. “She didn't care that people called her a bitch. 'It's just another word for feminist,' she told me with pride.”


429. “Culture is a way of life for an entire society, whereas creativity is a way of life for the creative individual.” ― Edith Schaeffer


430. “We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviors, beliefs, rituals.” – Randa Abdel-Fattah


431. Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur. Develop a strong corporate culture first and foremost.


432. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon Alder


433. “I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.”


434. “It’s part of our pop culture to give animals human personalities and talents.” – Neil Degrasse Tyson


435. “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi


436. “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” — Ray Bradbury


437. “He gave me the only answer he could—that history proved time and again it was difficult to change what people believed as truth.”


438. “The culture of a workplace – an organization’s values, norms and practices – has a huge impact on our happiness and success.” – Adam Grant


439. “People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.” Samuel Butler


440. “Performance more often comes down to a cultural challenge, rather than simply a technical one.”


441. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi


442. “A consequence of female self-love is that the woman grows convinced of social worth. Her love for her body will be unqualified, which is the basis of female identification. If a woman loves her own body, she doesn't grudge what other women do with theirs; if she loves femaleness, she champions its rights. It's true what they say about women: Women are insatiable. We are greedy. Our appetites do need to be controlled if things are to stay in place. If the world were ours too, if we believed we could get away with it, we would ask for more love, more sex, more money, more commitment to children, more food, more care. These sexual, emotional, and physical demands would begin to extend to social demands: payment for care of the elderly, parental leave, childcare, etc. The force of female desire would be so great that society would truly have to reckon with what women want, in bed and in the world.”


443. “Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur. Develop a strong corporate culture first and foremost.”


444. “We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” — Jimmy Carter


445. “If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.”- Marian Wright Edelman


446. “The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.” – Benjamin Jowett


447. The way I think about culture is that modern humans have radically changed the way that they work and the way that they live. Companies need to change the way they manage and lead to match the way that modern humans actually work and live. We're trying to re-craft culture in a way that really matches that. I think that 99% of companies are kind of stuck in the '90s when it comes to their culture.


448. “Some [cultures], like our own, have such low, casual, take-it-or-leave-it attitude towards marriage as to make the biblical vision seem ludicrous to other people.”


449. “Camaraderie doesn’t happen by accident; developing a strong sense of trust, accountability, and togetherness around team goals requires intentional effort.” – Don Yaeger


450. “Its walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris.”


451. “A disability doesn’t have to be a social barrier. Good etiquette begins with inclusion, not exclusion.” – Robert M HenselInclusion quote


452. “When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don’t just turn it off one day.” – Chinua Achebe


453. “Real cultural diversity results from the interchange of ideas, products, and influences, not from the insular development of a single national style.” – Tyler Cowen


454. “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”


455. “I asked Doc about German poets, and he replied that Goethe was the only one in his opinion who could be considered worthy, but he personally found him a terrible bore and that the Germans put all their poetry to music. He declared I should study the English for their poetry and the Germans for their music.”


456. “Mythology is a subjective truth. Every culture imagines life a certain way.” — Devdutt Pattanaik


457. “A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.” by Simon Sinek


458. Every CEO is in fact a Chief Cultural Officer. The terrifying thing is it’s the CEO’s actual behavior, not their speeches or the list of values they have put up on posters, that defines what the culture is. Without these four powers (Hiring, Firing, Promoting, Punishing) any employee at the company is along for the ride in a culture driven by someone more powerful than they are.


459. “Mexico and the U.S. are bound not only because of the common border, but by a shared culture and history.” –Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


460. “You have to maintain a culture of transformation and stay true to your values.” – Jeff Weiner


461. “I had the feeling that there was a dimension of reality that had not been dealt with in art: the dimension of ugliness.”


462. “Only when we experience different cultures do we realize the immense differences between various cultures and ours.” — Tabor Laughlin


463. “Men often ask me, 'Why are your female characters so paranoid?' It’s not paranoia. It’s recognition of their situation.”


464. ‘Culture is about performance and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole.’ — Tracy Streckenbach


465. “V-Day…if you need this one day in a year to show everyone else you truly care for “your loved one” I think it’s quite stupid. I hate this commercialism. It’s all artificial, and has nothing to do with real love.”


466. “That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.” – Henry Ward Beecher


467. “Culture is perishing in overproduction, in an avalanche of words, in the madness of quantity.” — Milan Kundera


468. “Cultures grow on the vine of tradition.” – Jonah Goldberg


469. “No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything.” – Louisa May Alcott


470. ‘A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and criticisms. Lack of candour, if unchecked, ultimately leads to dysfunctional environments.’ — Ed Catmull, President of Pixar


471. A political culture of any given society is the major cause of a conflict, hence, a key to its settlement as well.


472. “What Robin Hood is to the English and John Henry to the American Negroes, Elil-Hrair-Rah, or El-ahrairah—The Prince with a Thousand Enemies—is to rabbits. Uncle Remus might well have heard of him, for some of El-ahrairah’s adventures are those of Brer Rabbit. For that matter, Odysseus himself might have borrowed a trick or two from the rabbit hero, for he is very old and was never at a loss for a trick to deceive his enemies.”


473. “No human culture is inaccessible to someone who makes the effort to understand, to learn, to inhabit another world.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.


474. “We try to have the kind of a culture that doesn’t value excuses in the sense that when you’re supposed to accomplish something, and you’re at a high level, then your job is to accomplish it, in spite of difficulty. And you’re rewarded for dealing with that.”


475. “Culture is the context in which we live our lives.” ― Shashi Tharoor


476. A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and criticisms. Lack of candour, if unchecked, ultimately leads to dysfunctional environments.


477. “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” — Elie Wiesel


478. “A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement”


479. “If we hope to move beyond the superficialities of our culture, we must be willing to go down into the recreating silences.” ― Richard Foster


480. “Create an environment where people can take risks. If everything has to be brilliant from the word go, you’re never gonna get off the ground.” – Paul Hewson, aka, Bono


481. “I will defend the absolute value of Mozart over Miley Cyrus, of course I will, but we should be wary of false dichotomies. You do not have to choose between one or the other. You can have both. The human cultural jungle should be as varied and plural as the Amazonian rainforest. We are all richer for biodiversity. We may decide that a puma is worth more to us than a caterpillar, but surely we can agree that the habitat is all the better for being able to sustain each.”


482. “We are increasingly recognizing and accepting, respecting and celebrating, our cultural diversity.” – Julie Bishop


483. “Theatricality appeared to be the common denominator of all manifestations of life – from Expressionism to Marlene Dietrich’s spectacular legs in Blue Angel; from the bloody comedy of Hitler’s 1923 putsch to Brecht’s Threepenny Opera; from the impressive funeral of Rathenau to the calculated banditry of the Reichstag fire of 1933. The permanent crisis proved to be an excellent metteur en scene, one who knew how to direct quite a few memorable effects.”


484. “Our culture places a very high premium on self-expression, but is relatively disinterested in producing selves that are worth expressing.” – Matthew Kelly


485. “Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change.” – John Podhoretz


486. “Culture is not your friend. Culture is for other people’s convenience.” ― Chuck Palahniuk


487. “Food is a lens for culture.” — Dana Goodyear


488. “It’s about getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment & helping to find a way to innovate.”- Marissa Mayer, President


489. “Make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, has a meaningful impact and is contributing to the good of society.”


490. Engendering a culture of trust also does wonders. This is because, even if you have a heated argument, as long as you keep in the back of your mind that the people you’re arguing with do have the best in mind for the company and wider team, you’ll always be able to make it to the end and remain friendly.


491. “This history of culture will explain to us the motives, the conditions of life, and the thought of the writer or reformer.” – Leo Tolstoy


492. “My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.”


493. “Positive culture comes from being mindful, and respecting your co-workers, and being empathetic.” – Biz StoneBiz Stone Quote


494. “New Orleans is unlike any city in America. Its cultural diversity is woven into the food, the music, the architecture – even the local superstitions. It’s a sensory experience on all levels and there’s a story lurking around every corner.” – Ruta Sepetys


495. “It’s about getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment, and helping to find a way to innovate.” – Marissa MayerMarissa quote


496. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller


497. Starbucks was founded around the experience and the environment of their stores. Starbucks was about a space with comfortable chairs, lots of power outlets, tables and desks at which we could work and the option to spend as much time in their stores as we wanted without any pressure to buy. The coffee was incidental.


498. An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.


499. “I’ve learned over the years that when you have really good people, you don’t have to baby them. By expecting them to do great things, you can get them to do great things.” – Steve JobsSteve Jobs quote


500. “In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition-, religion- and even nation-centred cultures, partly to decrease the danger of group conflict. But we are increasingly falling prey to the desperation of meaninglessness, and that is no improvement at all.”


501. “Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur.”


502. “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.”


503. “Humans can’t exist without a culture—without culture life would be meaningless.” ― Joni S. Sancken


504. “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people” by Mahatma Gandhi.


505. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt