„Social Science … led us to the fallacy that, since all men have their being in culture and as a result of culture, they owe a debt to that culture which even a lifetime of altruism could not repay.“

—  David Riesman, cited in Essays on Individuality (Philadelphia: 1958), p. 110
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—  Mordechai Ben-Ari Israeli computer scientist 1948
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„We live within a cultural mythology that tells us we are separate beings in competitive relation for power, even for survival. We long to return to a culture of inclusiveness, cooperation, and the sharing of gifts.“

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—  Nicholas Roerich Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, theosophist, enlightener, philosopher 1874 - 1947
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