Definitions: (1) a quality of refinement arising from an acquaintance with, and concern for, what is regarded as excellent in the arts, letters, and/or manners; (2) exhibiting improvement of the mind by education and training; intellectual pursuit; (3) appreciation of fine quality; enlightenment

Synonyms: accomplished, cultivated, erudite, learned, polished, refined

Cultivate truth, good faith, experience, cleverness, sociability, and industry. — Pittavus of Mytilene (c. 640-568 BC) Greek philosopher
• 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 de Souza (1947-) Brazilian lyricist & novelist