Intolerance Quotes

Ignorance, intolerance, egotism, self-assertion, opaque perception, dense and pitiful chuckle headedness - and an almost pathetic unconsciousness of it all, that is what I was at nineteen and twenty.

Mark Twain

We need to renegotiate our contract with nature. Ecology is a unifying force that can diminish intolerance and expand our empathy towards othersboth human and animal.

Gregory Colbert

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.

William Butler Yeats

This will to live was the first thing that Judaism gave to Christianity: hence that contradiction, which even today seems to many an inexplicable riddle, between a doctrine of inner conversion, toleration and mercifulness, and a religion of exclusive self-assertion and fanatical intolerance.

Houston Stewart Chamberlain

Fanaticism is the child of false zeal and superstition, the father of intolerance and persecution.

Fletcher, Samuel

Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.

George Santayana

Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance... the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.

Charles de Secondat

I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.

Samuel Taylor

Really a great deal of intolerance for their being stuck in the water and their inability to change.

Richard Fisher

Here among the constant ruins and rebuilding of civilizations lies the coexistence of diversity and intolerance.

David K Shipler

If martial law did not prevent people from asserting their rights, how much more this. People will always create ways to circumvent this kind of intolerance ... This will be challenged on all fronts.

Renato Reyes

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.

Sydney J. Harris

No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.

Giacomo Leopardi

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

Pierre Bayle

Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance, and cruelty

Raisa M. Gorbachev

The greatness of every mighty organization embodying an idea in this world lies in the religious fanaticism and intolerance with which, fanatically convinced of its own right, it intolerantly imposes its will against all others

Adolf Hitler

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.

Theodore W. Adorno

Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.

Mahatma Gandhi

In the blood of the martyrs to intolerance are the seeds of unbelief

Walter J Lippmann

Christians have oppressed Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, Pagans, and each other throughout their centuries of power, preaching religious intolerance as the word of Jehovah whenever they had the military, political, or economic power to make it stick and then piously preaching brotherhood, peace, and toleration when they didn't.

Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits

Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance, and cruelty.

Raisa Gorbachev

There is a huge difference between being tolerant and tolerating intolerance.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

It may not sound like a particularly stimulating area, but actually looking at lactose and lactose intolerance are fruitful areas.

Marvin Harris

How very heavy is the burden of human suffering, the suffering that comes of war; of so-called ethnic cleansing, of conflict in the name of religion; of foolish ideas of racial superiority; of intolerance, bigotry, and egotism.

Gordon B. Hinckley

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