Definition of the day:
What's the difference between a cultured and an educated person?
That is like describing an almanac and a pearl.
An educated person has imbibed the facts, the data, opinions, etc - - - all things within the realm of his study. He could be an almanac. Or a walking encyclopedia of sorts.
A cultured person is like a pearl. A pearl is formed in its shell over the years, a product of a grain of sand causing the formation of such beauty. Through years and years, the oyster is nourished, and flourishes even through the storm. Nothing will stop the formation of that beauty caused by that little irritating sand. Thus, a cultured person is so self-assured because he has been through what it takes to be strong, and to be balanced. And to be so polished.
An educated person could probably recite Shakespearean sonnets to you but a cultured person could most likely do it better coz he has seen the actual plays and could emote it too. In essence, an educated person is well-versed in general knowledge while a cultured person is fine-tuned to the arts as well.