“It is the realm of the spirit where the creative manifestations of a nation
are more obvious and form not only an element of well-being
and fighting prowess but also the bettering and brilliance as human value.
No other human creation matches spiritual creations, in price and beauty.
Spiritual creations include cultural values, comprising religion, art, sciences and philosophy.
Therefore, no nation is to give up these creations and its right to express them freely and originally.
The epitome of a nation’s creation and the undeniable justification
of its existence are its spiritual values.”
(Dimitrie Gusti, Knowledge and Action in Service of the Nation, 1939)