Tolerance Quotes And Sayings


Tolerance Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of tolerance quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“The problem to be faced is: how to combine loyalty to one’s own tradition with reverence for different traditions.”
– Abraham Joshua Heschel

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.”
– Agnes Repplier

“For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men.”
– Albert Claude

“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”
Albert Einstein

“It’s an universal law– intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”
– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Error is indeed our enemy, but it alone points to the truth and therefore deserves our respectful treatment.”
– Allan Bloom

“The best hope for peace in the world lies in the simple but far-reaching recognition that we all have many different associations and affiliations, and we need not see ourselves as being rigidly divided by a single categorization of hardened groups, which confront each other.”
– Amartya Sen

“Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization.”
– Arthur Keith

“Nonviolence, therefore, can be described as an honest and diligent pursuit of truth. It could also mean the search for the meaning of life or the purpose of life, questions that have tormented humankind for centuries. The fact that we have not been able to find satisfactory answers to these questions does not mean there is no answer. It only means we have not searched with any degree of honesty. The search has to be both external and internal. We seek to ignore this crucial search because the sacrifices it demands are revolutionary. It means moving away from greed, selfishness, possessiveness, and dominance to love, compassion, understanding, and respect.”
– Arun Gandhi

“Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.”
– Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.”
– Barack Obama

” 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

“We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.”
– Barbara Jordan

Travel teaches tolerance.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“Nuremberg taught me that creating a world of tolerance and compassion would be a long and arduous task. And I also learned that if we did not devote ourselves to developing effective world law, the same cruel mentality that made the Holocaust possible might one day destroy the entire human race.”
– Benjamin Ferencz

“A man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all the doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”
– Bertrand Russell

“Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it. No destructive lies. No ridiculous fears. No debilitating anger.”
– Bill Bradley

“Don’t get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance.”
– Bill Maher

“Do not deride someone’s faith simply because you do not share it.”
– Brandon Sanderson

“I think tolerance is something everybody needs to be reminded of, especially in a reactionary political world. Well, actually, I should say, a reactionary political climate.”
– Bruce Davison

“Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.”
– Bruce Springsteen

“For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world.”

“There’s bad apples in whatever way you want to group people – doesn’t matter if it’s religious, political or social. The big mistake is generalizing.”
– Charles de Lint

“I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.”
– Christopher Hitchens

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”
Dalai Lama

“Tolerance, respect and patience are acquired skills, they are learned attributes, practiced choices, and until our children begin to study, learn and practice peace, I believe this is as good as it gets.”
– Debbie Robins

“It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom. ”
– Dee Hock

“Parents’ accepting attitudes can help children learn to be open and tolerant. Parents can explain unfamiliar behavior or physical handicaps and show children that the appropriate response to differences should be interest rather than revulsion.”
– Dian G. Smith

“This world of ours must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“In the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.”
– Edmund Burke

“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

“When we allow one group of people to look down upon another, then we may for a short time bring hardship on some particular group of people, but the real hardship and the real wrong is done to democracy and to our nation as a whole. We are then breeding people who cannot live under a democratic form of government but must be controlled by force. We have but to look out into the world to see how easy it is to become stultified, to accept without protest wrongs done to others, and to shift the burden of decision and responsibility for any action onto some vague thing called a government or some individual called a leader.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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