Quotes for
the Journey:

Tolerance

   
  
There is more to life than
increasing its speed.

Mohandas Gandhi

   

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.      -M. Fethullah Gülen

   

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

   
The human family is very diverse, with many different beliefs and cultures and ways of life.  Many conflicts in our world are caused when people are intolerant of the ways that others see the world. Learning tolerance is an important cornerstone to creating a better world.     -Robert Alan Silverstein
   
Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant person is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.      -Robert F. Kennedy
    
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
   
Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance.  If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society. . . then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. . . We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.     -Karl R. Popper

    
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.     -Bertrand Russell
   
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.  The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.     -Ralph W. Sockman
  
Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.     -John F. Kennedy
   
Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.     -Thomas Mann
   
Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.     -Ray Davis
   
Tolerance comes of age.  I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other.     -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   
Tolerance and celebration of individual differences are the fire that fuels lasting love.     -Tom Hannah
   
Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.     -Robert G. Ingersoll
   
The only hope of preserving what is best, lies in the practice of an immense charity, a wide tolerance, a sincere respect for opinions that are not ours.     -Philip Gilbert Hamerton
   
What is tolerance? -- it is the consequence of humanity.  We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -- that is the first law of nature.     -Voltaire
  
It's a 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 I. Solzhenitsyn
   
We need to promote greater tolerance and understanding among the peoples of the world. Nothing can be more dangerous to our efforts to build peace and development than a world divided along religious, ethnic or cultural lines. In each nation, and among all nations, we must work to promote unity based on our shared humanity.     -Kofi Annan
   
If you accept others as equals, you embrace them unconditionally, now and forever. But if you let them know that you tolerate them, you suggest in the same breath that they are actually an inconvenience, like a nagging pain or an unpleasant odour you are willing to disregard.     -Arthur Japin
  

   
If humans are to survive, we will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between people and between cultures. We will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear.     -Gene Roddenberry
   
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every person present his or her views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.     -Albert Einstein
   
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty Gods, or no God.     -Thomas Jefferson
   

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