tolerance Quotes

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

Dalai Lama

Through the centuries, the history of peoples is but a lesson in mutual tolerance.

Emile Zola

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.

Voltaire

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

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

The only hope of preserving what is best, lies in the practice of an immense charity, a wide tolerance, a sincere respect for opinions that are not ours.

Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Toleration is the best religion.

Victor Hugo

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Helen Keller

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.

John F. Kennedy

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

Joshua Liebman

Whereas each man claims his freedom as a matter of right, the freedom he accords to other men is a matter of toleration.

Walter Lippmann

Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love.

Tom Hannah

Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life.

Wilbert E. Scheer

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

Giacomo Leopardi

It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.

Herbert Samuel

Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.

Robert G Ingersoll

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.

Frank Moore Colby

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

To think that one's actions could please the masses is indeed a notion bound in irony; 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

I understand that in the UK there have already been 10,000 complaints from viewers about these remarks, which people see, rightly, as offensive. I want Britain to be seen as a country of fairness and tolerance. Anything detracting from this I condemn.

James Gordon Brown

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Updated On : June 25, 2013
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