Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Culture, training, or education of one's self without the aid of teachers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Culture, training, or education of one's self by one's own efforts.
“In its original, classical form, hatha yoga is part of a comprehensive system of spiritual philosophy and self-culture that comes out of the Indian tradition.”
“They may have emphasized secular self-culture more than religious conversion, but like traditional Christians they believed that all people have value.”
“The wealthy man may pay others for doing his work for him, but it is impossible to get his thinking done for him by another or to purchase any kind of self-culture.”
“As a result, a community living with emphases on culture and self-culture is very much a reality today, though a rudiment at the moment.”
“For in the Veda the Aryan peoples are those who had accepted a particular type of self-culture, of inward and outward practice, of ideality, of aspiration.”
“Bildung, their “self-culture”, as the American Transcendentalists would translate the term, for Humboldt necessarily implied a social and political dimension.”
“I suppose the worldly tone of his tales grew out of the calculations of self-culture.”
“Our attention has recently been called by one of the old members of this literary organization, to the beneficial results which were seen in the subsequent careers of some of its members, and a little reflection should awaken in us of the present generation an appreciation of such means of self-culture.”
“The challenge was to make these methods of self-betterment credible to Americans who were no longer immersed in the old Puritan traditions of self-examination and self-culture.”
“These were years of self-culture, of literary activity.”
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