Diversity Quotes

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength--it's diversity.

Melissa Etheridge

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.

Maya Angelou

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.

Unknown

Civilizations should be measured by the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained.

W.H. Auden

Infinite diversity in infinite combinations... symbolizing the elements that create truth and beauty.

Commander Spock

There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

Michel de Montaigne

Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness.

Ola Joseph

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.

Rene Dubos

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvellously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

Maya Angelou

Both security and development ultimately depend on respect for human rights and the rule of law. Although increasingly interdependent, our world continues to be divided not only by economic differences, but also by religion and culture. That is not in itself a problem. Throughout history, human life has been enriched by diversity, and different communities have learnt from each other. But, if our different communities are to live together in peace we must stress also what unites us: our common humanity, and our shared belief that human dignity and rights should be protected by law.

Kofi Atta Annan

Just imagine for a moment what life in this country might have been if women had been properly represented in Congress. Would a Congress where women in all their diversity were represented tolerate the countless laws now on the books that discriminate against women in all phases of their lives? Would a Congress with adequate representation of women have allowed this country to reach the 1970s without a national health care system? Would it have permitted this country to rank fourteenth in infant mortality among the developed nations of the world? Would it have allowed the situation we now have in which thousands of kids grow up without decent care because their working mothers have no place to leave them? Would such a Congress condone the continued butchering of young girls and mothers in amateur abortion mills? Would it allow fraudulent packaging and cheating of consumers in supermarkets, department stores and other retail outlets? Would it consent to the perverted sense of priorities that has dominated our government for decades, where billions have been appropriated for war while our human needs as a people have been neglected?

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