Monday Motivation: Inspirational Quotes on Tolerance


When people hear the word tolerance, what comes to their mind is enduring pain or hardship but tolerance goes beyond that. Tolerance is accepting other people as they are, respecting their opinions/perspectives, not been aggressive towards their religion and so on. Tolerance breeds peace and unity even in the face of huge diversity, it totally eliminates discrimination, injustice, inequality and bigotry. An easy way to tolerate others is to love all and be mindful that we were once at other people's mercy (needed their help). The realisation that we will always be different is a good way to settle for tolerance and being mindful that our views and choices to be questioned/trampled on will help us respect others. If we were being more tolerant, there would be no need for ammunition. I have compiled a good number of quotes on tolerance in this article, have a good read. 



"It's an universal law-- intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility." - Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

"True love means infinite tolerance for each others differences." - M. Soni

"Tolerance isn't about not having beliefs. It's about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you." - Timothy Keller

"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these." - George Washington 

"Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today." - Malcolm X

"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance......" - Oren Arnold

"Tolerance can lead to learning something." - Jakob Dylan

"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher." - Dalai Lama

"Let us not speak of tolerance. This negative word implies grudging concessions by smug consciences. Rather, let us speak of mutual understanding and mutual respect." - Father Dominique Pire

"Religion is like a pair of shoes.....Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes." - George Carlin

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

"Don't get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance." - Bill Maher

"It is not for me to judge another man's life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone." - Herman Hesse   

"The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with." - Eleanor Holmes Norton

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