Tolerance quotes

  • The only possible basis for a sound morality is mutual tolerance and respect: tolerance of one another’s customs and opinions; respect for one another’s rights and feelings; awareness of one another’s needs.
    -- A.J. Ayer

    #Rights #Tolerance #Feelings

  • The problem to be faced is: how to combine loyalty to one's own tradition with reverence for different traditions.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Loyalty #Tolerance #Different

  • Tolerance, openness and understanding towards other peoples' cultures, social structures, values and faiths are now essential to the very survival of an interdependent world.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Understanding #Tolerance #Survival

  • We cannot learn to love other tourists,-the laws of nature forbid it,-but, meditating soberly on the impossibility of their loving us, we may reach some common platform of tolerance, some common exchange of recognition and amenity.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Travel #Law #Tolerance

  • We have not ceased to insist that an Islam of tolerance is advantageous to all Muslims, for the Afghans and the whole world and we will always defend it.
    -- Ahmad Shah Massoud

    #Tolerance #Islam #World

  • The behavior of the Taliban as well as their extremist attitudes do not correspond in any way with a tolerant Islam. We have always been opposed to extremist tendencies of Islam and we still are. We have not stopped insisting on defending an Islam of tolerance which would be profitable to every Muslim, in Afghanistan and in the whole world, and we will always defend it.
    -- Ahmad Shah Massoud

    #Attitude #Tolerance #Islam

  • Forcing people to eat together is an effective way to promote tolerance.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Food #People #Tolerance

  • I want to be clear. No company is too big to be prosecuted. We have zero tolerance for corporate fraud, but we also recognize the importance of avoiding collateral consequences whenever possible.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Zero #Tolerance #Want

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

    #Errors #Tolerance #Enemy

  • I think we have to understand that when tolerance becomes a one-way street, it will lead to cultural suicide. We should not allow the Muslim Brotherhood or associated groups to be influencing our national security strategy.
    -- Allen West

    #Suicide #Thinking #Tolerance

  • There is a simple maxim that I use to express this situation, 'when tolerance becomes a one way street, it leads to cultural suicide.'
    -- Allen West

    #Suicide #Simple #Tolerance

  • People in the Middle East may consider the U.S. an evil hegemony that has tainted their culture, but when I look at the growth of racial and ethnic tolerance and understanding in my generation in the U.S., and see those sentiments make it around the world, it makes me feel proud.
    -- Aloe Blacc

    #Evil #People #Tolerance

  • Nothing is more logical than persecution. Religious tolerance is a kind of infidelity.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Religious #Tolerance #Infidelity

  • Once you get to the Enlightenment, the way that powers get to be hyperpowers isn't just by conquest. It's through commerce and innovation. Societies like the Dutch Republic and the United States used tolerance to become a magnet for enterprising immigrants.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Tolerance #Innovation #Enlightenment

  • I'm suggesting that, ironically, the secret to becoming a world 'hyperpower' is tolerance. If you look at history, you see great powers being very tolerant in their rise to global dominance.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Tolerance #Secret #Becoming

  • When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Being Yourself #Tolerance #World

  • The people at the Café Lehmitz had a presence and a sincerity that I myself lacked. It was okay to be desperate, to be tender, to sit all alone or share the company of others. There was a great warmth and tolerance in this destitute setting.
    -- Anders Petersen

    #People #Tolerance #Sincerity

  • I have a high tolerance for discomfort.
    -- Andrea Corr

    #Tolerance #Discomfort

  • I have zero tolerance for people who don't come completely prepared. I expect contribution, I expect attendance, and I expect directors to take trips and visit the company's programs.
    -- Anne M. Mulcahy

    #Zero #People #Tolerance

  • Unilateral tolerance in a world of intolerance is like unilateral disarmament in a world of armed camps: it regards hope as a better basis for policy than reality.
    -- Anthony Daniels

    #Reality #Tolerance #World

  • I have a very open mind. I believe that there's a spirit world. I believe that there's a lot of stuff out there that we don't know about, don't want to understand, and sometimes we don't want to understand it.
    -- Anthony Head

    #Believe #Thinking #Tolerance

  • Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.
    -- Aristotle

    #Tolerance #Dying #Lasts

  • I was high on life but eventually I built up a tolerance.
    -- Arj Barker

    #Tolerance

  • If there's anything intolerance can't tolerate, it's ridicule!
    -- Arlene Francis

    #Tolerance #Intolerance #Ridicule

  • Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.
    -- Arthur Helps

    #Real #Civilization #Tolerance

  • 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

    #Pain #Forever #Tolerance

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

    #Civilization #Tolerance #Mind

  • People who are intolerant, categorize and over-react... should all be dragged against a wall and shot.
    -- Arthur M. Jolly

    #Wall #People #Tolerance

  • People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.
    -- Assata Shakur

    #Thinking #People #Tolerance

  • People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows.
    -- Assata Shakur

    #Thinking #People #Tolerance

  • They who boast of their tolerance merely give others leave to be as careless about religion as they are themselves. A walrus might as well pride itself on its endurance of cold.
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Pride #Giving #Tolerance

  • Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Tolerance #Cowardice #Intolerance

  • I wanted secular, non-Muslim people to stop kidding themselves that Islam is peace and tolerance.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #People #Tolerance #Islam

  • Americans have always welcomed people of all backgrounds, religions, and races. It's a spirit of tolerance, now energized and amplified by the cult of multiculturalism.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Race #People #Tolerance

  • Indiscriminate tolerance and indiscriminate condemnation are not two opposites: they are two variants of the same evasion.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Opposites #Two #Tolerance

  • The art of teaching is tolerance. Humbleness is the art of learning.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Art #Teaching #Tolerance

  • Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Tolerance #Islam #Proud

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

    #Religious #Tolerance #Islam

  • Civility is a work of the imagination, for it is through the imagination that we render others sufficiently like ourselves for them to become subjects of tolerance and respect, if not always affection.
    -- Benjamin Barber

    #Life #Imagination #Tolerance

  • Demagogues and agitators are very unpleasant, they are incidental to a free and constitutional country, and you must put up with these inconveniences or do without many important advantages.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Country #Power #Tolerance

  • Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried with fewer tensions and more tolerance.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Wine #Tolerance #Culinary

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

    #Fear #Tolerance #Religion

  • Higher position means greater service and an apportunity to purely represent Srila Prabhupada. Hence our management must be based on humility and tolerance.
    -- Bhakti Charu Swami

    #Mean #Humility #Tolerance

  • Don't get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance.
    -- Bill Maher

    #Tolerance #Intolerance #Tolerate

  • But tolerance by itself can be a cover for moral laziness.
    -- Bill McKibben

    #Tolerance #Laziness #Moral

  • Never fear, inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome.
    -- Bill Struth

    #Years #Anxiety #Tolerance

  • Honesty with ourselves & others gets us sober, but it is tolerance that keeps us that way.
    -- Bill W.

    #Honesty #Tolerance #Way

  • Someone will inevitably find something wrong in almost everything, so do what it is that you do best and remember to have enough tolerance for two.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Two #Tolerance #Remember

  • When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes foreboding.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Joy #Tolerance #Vulnerability

  • And the basic sort of thrust of Star Trek being about equality and tolerance and things I believe in deeply.
    -- Brent Spiner

    #Stars #Believe #Tolerance

  • Tolerance for intolerance is not tolerance at all.
    -- Bruce Bawer

    #Tolerance #Intolerance

  • 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

    #Thinking #Political #Tolerance

  • To tolerate is to insult.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Tolerance #Insult #Tolerate

  • People have no tolerance. They think all bugs are bad. It's the American way. If you don't like something, kill it.
    -- Carl E. Olson

    #Thinking #People #Tolerance

  • Counterfeit tolerance includes the opportunism of one who seeks, or accepts, tolerance for himself, as a minority, but who would deny it to others if ever he should be in a position to grant it.
    -- Carl Joachim Friedrich

    #Tolerance #Atheism #Minorities

  • A man has to have sensibility, wit, mystery, tolerance, and strength... Romance also helps.
    -- Carolina Herrera

    #Men #Romance #Tolerance

  • Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience - I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.
    -- Cee Lo Green

    #Acceptance #Understanding #Tolerance

  • Tolerance once meant that we could use our reason to discern good and evil in open debate. Today tolerance has been used to call good evil and evil good.
    -- Charles Colson

    #Christian #Evil #Tolerance

  • True tolerance is not a total lack of judgment. It's knowing what should be tolerated, and refusing to tolerate that which shouldn't.
    -- Charles Colson

    #Knowing #Tolerance #Judgment

  • Religion should be a source for reconciliation, for tolerance and for empathy.
    -- Charles Kimball

    #Empathy #Tolerance #Source

  • Lots of people today would never consider themselves guilty of idolatry as far as it is spelled out in the Ten Commandments, but by reducing God to some benevolent "man upstairs" whose only attributes are love and tolerance, and who could not care less about sin, they truly have transgressed God's commandment. They have created a god in their mind who does not actually exist and will on the day of judgment, not be able to offer them any help.
    -- Charlie Campbell

    #Men #People #Tolerance

  • We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future.
    -- Charlie Dent

    #Religious #Holocaust #Tolerance

  • I hear the word 'tolerance'-tha t some people are trying to teach people to be tolerant of gays. I'm not satisfied with that word. I am gay, and I am not seeking to be 'tolerated'. One tolerates a toothache, rush-hour traffic, an annoying neighbor with a cluttered yard. I am not a negative to be tolerated.
    -- Chely Wright

    #Gay #People #Tolerance

  • The election is over, and even though there are people who have different ideologies and beliefs, from now on we must all embrace each other, creating a harmonious and unified new Taiwan through our love and tolerance.
    -- Chen Shui-bian

    #Creating #People #Tolerance

  • My tolerance for tears is very little when you're beautiful and crying over nothing.
    -- Chrissy Teigen

    #Beautiful #Tolerance #Tears

  • I have a low tolerance for people who complain about things but never do anything to change them. This led me to conclude that the single largest pool of untapped natural resources in this world is human good intentions that are never translated into actions.
    -- Cindy Gallop

    #People #Tolerance #Complaining

  • The prospect of dating someone in her twenties becomes less appealing as you get older. At some point in your fife, your tolerance level goes down and you realize that, with someone much younger, there's nothing really to talk about.
    -- Clint Eastwood

    #Dating #Tolerance #Twenties

  • Because we men have been physically stronger and more arrogant, weve influenced much of the cool stuff of the world, like basing the definition of courage on what we do on battlefields rather than on the patience or endurance or tolerance necessary for a sometimes painful daily grind that includes small children.
    -- Clyde Edgerton

    #Children #Men #Tolerance

  • One's enemy is often the best teacher of tolerance.
    -- Colleen Houck

    #Teacher #Tolerance #Enemy

  • Tolerance never exists without negative judgment. It is the sentiment of having a negative opinion about something yet still putting up with it.
    -- Criss Jami

    #Tolerance #Negative #Opinion

  • Al Gore's Negro tolerance level has never been too high. I've never known him to have more than one black person around him at any given time.
    -- Cynthia McKinney

    #Tolerance #Black #Levels

  • One cannot fail to observe a crushing irony: the gospel of relativistic tolerance is perhaps the most “evangelistic” movement in Western culture at the moment, demanding assent and brooking no rivals.
    -- D. A. Carson

    #Crush #Tolerance #Western Culture

  • It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Compassion #Practice #Tolerance

  • It is our enemies who provide us with the challenge we need to develop the qualities of tolerance, patience and compassion.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Compassion #Challenges #Tolerance

  • We cannot learn real patience and tolerance from a guru or a friend. They can be practiced only when we come in contact with someone who creates unpleasant experiences. According to Shantideva, enemies are really good for us as we can learn a lot from them and build our inner strength.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Real #Tolerance #Enemy

  • Education is the way to achieve far-reaching results, it is the proper way to promote compassion and tolerance in society.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Compassion #Tolerance #Way

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

    #Compassion #Community #Tolerance

  • Instead of condemning people, let's try to understand them. Let's try to figure out why they do what they do. That's a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness.
    -- Dale Carnegie

    #Kindness #People #Tolerance

  • It's not so much what you learn about Mumbai, it's what you learn about yourself, really. It's a funny old hippie thing, but it's true as well. You find out a lot about yourself and your tolerance, and about your inclusiveness.
    -- Danny Boyle

    #Hippie #Tolerance #Mumbai

  • In the spirit of tolerance, you should allow us to execute homosexuals.
    -- David Bahati

    #Tolerance #Spirit #Sexuality

  • Tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding.
    -- David Bayles

    #Tolerance #Succeed #Uncertainty

  • Insularity is the foundation of ethnocentrism and intolerance; when you only know of those like yourself, it is easy to imagine that you are alone in the world or alone in being good and right in the world. Exposure to diversity, on the contrary, is the basis for relativism and tolerance; when you are forced to face and accept the Other as real, unavoidable, and ultimately valuable, you cannot help but see yourself and your 'truths' in a new - and trouble - way.
    -- David Eller

    #Real #Diversity #Tolerance

  • There is a beauty that arises from withholding judgment and evading comparison, a grace in not demanding consensus.
    -- David Romtvedt

    #Grace #Tolerance #Judgment

  • If we continue to teach about tolerance and intolerance instead of good and evil, we will end up with tolerance of evil.
    -- Dennis Prager

    #Evil #Tolerance #Ends

  • I didn't know the answers, but I could feel that the things that gave life meaning came from a place within and from the nurturing of values like tolerance, charity, and community.
    -- Dick Van Dyke

    #Community #Tolerance #Meaning Of Life

  • Women receive he insults of men with tolerance, having been bitten in the nipple by their toothless gums.
    -- Dilys Laing

    #Men #Tolerance #Gum

  • 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

    #Respect #Understanding #Tolerance

  • In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair...the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.
    -- Dorothy L. Sayers

    #Hate #Believe #Tolerance

  • The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.
    -- E. B. White

    #People #Childhood #Tolerance

  • The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.
    -- E. M. Forster

    #Emotional #Civilization #Tolerance

  • Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace.
    -- Eddie Bernice Johnson

    #School #Differences #Tolerance

  • Fortunate indeed are those in which there is combined a little good and a little bad, a little knowledge of many things outside their own callings, a capacity for love and a capacity for hate, for such as these can look with tolerance upon all, unbiased by the egotism of him whose head is so heavy on one side that all his brains run to that point.
    -- Edgar Rice Burroughs

    #Running #Hate #Tolerance

  • Sophistication" is another word for that inventive mix of tolerance, resilience, and resourcefulness city people develop.
    -- Edward Hoagland

    #Cities #People #Tolerance

  • There is no intolerance in the world so great as the intolerance of tolerance, and no bigotry so excessive as the bigotry of the image breaker. To praise the devil is second nature. To praise God is an education.
    -- Elisabeth Marbury

    #Tolerance #Devil #World

  • Tolerance enlarges the circle of our acquaintances.
    -- Elsa Triolet

    #Circles #Tolerance #Acquaintance

  • What's so funny about peace, love and understanding
    -- Elvis Costello

    #Peace #Understanding #Tolerance

  • Through the centuries, the history of peoples is but a lesson in mutual tolerance.
    -- Emile Zola

    #Tolerance #Lessons #Century

  • Every era has a currency that buys souls. In some the currency is pride, in others it is hope, in still others it is a holy cause. There are of course times when hard cash will buy souls, and the remarkable thing is that such times are marked by civility, tolerance, and the smooth working of everyday life.
    -- Eric Hoffer

    #Pride #Soul #Tolerance

  • The human body and mind are tremendous forces that are continually amazing scientists and society. Therefore, we have no choice but to keep an open mind as to what the human being can achieve.
    -- Evelyn Glennie

    #Thinking #Choices #Tolerance

  • Sometimes true tolerance requires an extraordinary strength, which we are often too weak to exercise.
    -- Fausto Cercignani

    #Exercise #Tolerance #Sometimes