Sunday, September 20, 2009
Diversity and Tolerance
Quotations on the difference in us.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
There is nowhere you can go and only be with people who are like you. Give it up.
People may be said to resemble not the bricks of which a house is built, but the pieces of a picture puzzle, each differing in shape, but matching the rest, and thus bringing out the picture.
John F. Kennedy
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
Madame de Stael
Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.
It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stiffled. I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.
Pearl S. Buck
We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.
Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.
Robert F. Kennedy
Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Spark People is surely a gathering place for diversity. That's why I like it here.