Quotes on Tolerance And Diversity

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival. Rene Dubos

Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences. Mikhail Gorbachev

Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity. John Hume

We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. Kofi Annan

It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling. Pierre Bayle

The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection. Thomas Berry

If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world. Kofi Annan

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired. Robert Kennedy

...if we are open and we prepare for promoting dialogue and love, and a better understanding of each other, and tolerance and so forth, that's what the world will become, a more tolerant, loving place. Russell Simmons

World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor - it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement. John F Kennedy

Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality. Barack Obama

Let us not speak of tolerance. This negative word implies grudging concessions by smug consciences. Rather, let us speak of mutual understanding and mutual respect. Dominique Pire

How do we create a harmonious society out of so many kinds of people? The key is tolerance - the one value that is indispensable in creating community. Barbara Jordan

The vision of Hinduism is unity in diversity. First, Hinduism lovingly embraces all alien elements; second, it tries to assimilate them; third, it tries to expand itself as a whole, with a view to serving humanity and nature. Sri Chinmoy

Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality Barack Obama

The future of peace and prosperity that we seek for all the world's peoples needs a foundation of tolerance, security, equality and justice. Kofi Annan

I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to. Alice Walker

But remember: All this talk of tolerance and diversity is basically just a way for one group of white people to pursue power over other groups of white people. It's not about actually helping anyone. Glenn Reynolds

If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear. Gene Roddenberry

Tolerance, a term which we sometimes use in place of the words respect, mercy, generosity, or forbearance, is the most essential element of moral systems; it is a very important source of spiritual discipline and a celestial virtue of perfected people. Fethullah Gulen

Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged Rumi

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. John F Kennedy

We are men and women from many lands, representing a rich variety of cultures. And we have been brought together to work in a great common cause: the survival and progress of mankind. The concept of unity in diversity ... underlies our various pursuits at the United Nations. Kurt Waldheim

Peace is a culture that we create by putting it in the curriculum for young people, through creating this next generation where young people get a chance to go across borders, across cultures, to learn more about each other's life, to create a global community, learn about opportunities for helping others. It's investing in peace and tolerance training, ending the gap between rich and poor. Craig Kielburger

Just as ecstasy purifies you of the particular and the contingent, leaving nothing except light and darkness, so insomnia kills off the multiplicity and diversity of the world, leaving you prey to your private obsessions. Emile M Cioran

Our flag is read, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbown-red, yellow, brown, black and white - and we're all precious in God's sight. Jesse Jackson

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color. Maya Angelou

I am committed to the First Amendment principles of religious freedom, tolerance, and diversity. Whether Mormon, Methodist, Jewish, or Muslim, Americans should be able to participate in their constitutional free exercise of religion. I do not think witchcraft is a religion, and I do not think it is in any way appropriate for the U.S. military to promote it. George W Bush

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones. Charlotte Bronte

We need multiculturalism, respect for diversity, tolerance, respect for diverse faiths. Manmohan Singh

Don't try to be perfect. Life isn't; no one is. Use mistakes and mishaps as opportunities to grow tolerance and to teach. There is such a thing as happy accidents. And love, love, love and listen, listen, listen. Teri Hatcher

I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. Dalai Lama

All truth is one. In this light, may science and religion endeavor here for the steady evolution of mankind, from darkness to light, from narrowness to broad-mindedness, from prejudice to tolerance. It is the voice of life, which calls us to come and learn. Clifford Stoll

Live with the objective of being happy. Anne Frank

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? Pablo Casals

...When you can look into the face of human beings and you have enough light to recognize them as your brothers and sisters. Up until then it is night and darkness is still with us. Let us pray for the light. It is the peace the world cannot give. Henri Nouwen

The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with. Eleanor Holmes Norton

In diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. Ralph Washington Sockman

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. Anne Frank

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. Franklin D Roosevelt

The primary threat to nature and people today comes from centralising and monopolising power and control. Not until diversity is made the logic of production will there be a chance for sustainability, justice and peace. Cultivating and conserving diversity is no luxury in our times: it is a survival imperative. Vandana Shiva

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. Jimmy Carter

Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one. Elbert Hubbard

There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don't come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity. Isaac Asimov

Never judge someone By the way he looks Or a book by the way it's covered; For inside those tattered pages, There's a lot to be discovered Stephen Cosgrove

The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion. John F Kennedy

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The highest result of education is tolerance. Helen Keller

Cohesion means respectful diversity, which is about much more than the weak-kneed tolerance. Mal Fletcher

Tolerance is another word for indifference. W Somerset Maugham

Show love, tolerance and respect to everyone. Lauren Faust

There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity. Elise M. Boulding

My most fundamental hope is for a worldwide attitude of tolerance, which will only come through education and an awareness of other cultures and religions. The more people are exposed to other philosophies and thoughts, the more possible it becomes to resolve world conflicts peacefully. Education builds tolerance for other points of view. John Hendricks

Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Nelson Mandela

How far you go in life depends on... George Washington Carver

Civilizations should be measured by the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained. W H Auden

Both biological and cultural diversity are now severely threatened and working for their preservation is a critical task. Murray Gell-Mann

Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. Barack Obama

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength. Dalai Lama

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. A A Milne

The United States must keep what it has - diversity and tolerance - which make us what we are. Georgie Anne Geyer

First and foremost I am an American athlete and I am proud to live in a country that encourages diversity, openness and tolerance, Brian Boitano

Our cultural strength has always been derived from our diversity of understanding and experience. Yo-Yo Ma

I've had to overcome a lot of diversity. Drew Gooden

There never were, in the world, two opinions alike, no more than two hairs, or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity. Michel De Montaigne

Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men. Herbert Hoover

Deep inside us we're not that different at all. Phil Collins

Science arises from the discovery of Identity amid Diversity. William Stanley Jevons

It's not enough to be compassionate. You must act. Dalai Lama

The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity. Gene Roddenberry

We have a stake in one another...what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart. Barack Obama

Dialogue is the fundamental unfolding of a gift of oneself to another. Pope Benedict Xvi

I resolutely believe that respect for diversity is a fundamental pillar in the eradication of racism, xenophobia and intolerance. There is no excuse for evading the responsibility of finding the most suitable path toward the elimination of any expression of discrimination against indigenous peoples. Rigoberta Menchu

We cannot overcome anger and hatred simply by suppressing them. We need to actively cultivate the antidotes: patience and tolerance. Dalai Lama

Tolerance is an attitude of reasoned patience toward evil... a forbearance that restrains us from showing anger or inflicting punishment. Tolerance applies only to persons... never to truth. Fulton J Sheen

Both tolerance and respect are empty virtues until we actually understand whatever it is we are supposed to be tolerating or respecting. Stephen Prothero

Tolerance isn't about not having beliefs. It's about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you. Timothy Keller

Intellectually, the Republican idea deserves the tolerance and respect one gives to the dead. H P Lovecraft

One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings. Franklin A. Thomas



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