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Funny Quotations about Tolerance

quotations about prejudice and tolerance

In a world as wonderfully diverse as ours, tolerance isn't just a virtue—it's a necessity. Embracing tolerance means acknowledging and respecting the kaleidoscope of beliefs, practices, and perspectives that color our global community. It asks us to look beyond our differences and to see the shared humanity that binds us all.

Tolerance does not demand that we agree with all views, but rather, it encourages us to approach differences with an open mind and a willingness to coexist peacefully. It’s about finding the strength in our diversity and the unity in our shared values.

This collection of quotations is a testament to the power and significance of tolerance. Emanating from the minds of great thinkers, leaders, and visionaries, these words offer profound insights into the essence of tolerance. They serve as a reminder of our responsibility to cultivate a more understanding, accepting, and ultimately, more harmonious world. Enjoy these reflections on the importance of tolerance in our lives, our societies, and our shared journey as a human family.

"The highest result of education is tolerance." Helen Keller (American author and disability-rights advocate, 1880-1968)

"Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength." Dalai Lama

AI image of the Dalai Lama in the style of Johannes Vermeer

"Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others." John F. Kennedy (American Democratic statesman, 1917-63)

"In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that *someone else's path is wrong.*the Earth is flat.*his path is best.* Paulo Coelho (Brazilian lyricist and novelist, 1947-)

"Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them." Joshua Liebman (American Reform rabbi and author, 1907-1948)

"In the practice of tolerance, one's *enemy*mother*friend* is the best teacher." Dalai Lama

"Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself." Robert Green Ingersoll (American lawyer, 1833-1899)

"It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling." Pierre Bayle (French philosopher, 1647-1706)

"Tolerance isn't about not having beliefs. It's about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you." Timothy Keller (American theologian, 1950-)

"Tolerance is the first principle of community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all men think." Helen Keller (American author and disability-rights advocate, 1880-1968)

"Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today." Malcolm X (American human-rights activist, 1925-1965)

The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the *wider vision.*the best toys.*the most money.* George Eliot (English novelist, 1819-80)

"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding." Mahatma Gandhi (Indian statesman, 1869-1948)

"Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life." Wilbert E. Scheer (American author, 1909-2006)

"Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience – I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed." CeeLo Green (American singer and songwriter, 1975-)

Tolerance is only another name for *indifference.*weakness.*my horse.* W. Somerset Maugham (English novelist, 1874-1965)

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