Saturday, March 6, 2010

What is culture?

From Jean LeClerq's The Love of Learning and the Desire for God:

From a very general point of view, culture includes an overall conception of the world and of life, and the means for expressing it - that is to say, language and the arts. Precisely, language is the foremost of the arts, the art of speaking well, writing well, and of expressing thought well. Thus, language is always the symbol of a culture, and it shows the level of a culture.

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