Tolerance Quotes

Jan 25, 2020 | Character Quotables | 0 comments

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

-Dalai Lama

“There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.”

-Robert Louis Stevenson

“The price of the democratic way of life is a growing appreciation of people’s differences, not merely as tolerable, but as the essence of a rich and rewarding human experience.”

-Jerome Nathanson

“Tolerance comes with age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other.”


“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 test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”

-Ralph W. Sockman

“I would never belong to a group that would accept someone like me as a member.”

-Groucho Marx

“Don’t stare.”

– Mom

“Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another’s beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing them.”

– Joshua L. Leibman

“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.”

– Michael J. Fox

“I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community.”

– Lady Gaga

“Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.”

-Albert Ellis

“We should not permit tolerance to degenerate into indifference.”

-Margaret Chase Smith

“Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.”

-Robert F. Kennedy

“Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.”

-D.B. Harrop

“Tolerance consists of seeing certain things with your heart instead of your eyes.”

-Orlando A. Battista

“I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.”

-Paul McCartney