Tolerance Quotes

What is tolerance? -- it is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -- that is the first law of nature.


We need to promote greater tolerance and understanding among the peoples of the world. Nothing can be more dangerous to our efforts to build peace and development than a world divided along religious, ethnic or cultural lines. In each nation, and among all nations, we must work to promote unity based on our shared humanity.

Kofi Annan

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

Pierre Bayle

Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.

Edmund Burke

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

Dalai Lama

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

Joshua Liebman

Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.

Mahatma Gandhi

True love means infinite tolerance for each others differences.

M. K. Soni

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

Helen Keller

Tolerance is another word for indifference.

W. Somerset Maugham

The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.

George Eliot

Be entirely tolerant or not at all; follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess.

Heinrich Heine

When travelling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee

Helen Hayes

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.

Mahatma Gandhi

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