There’s been a lot of cases of intolerance lately. Don’t you feel sad (and sick) about them? Too many intolerant people are getting too many spotlights which they don’t deserve.
Here are some quotes to remind us to be more tolerant.
1. “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or presecution of others.” – John F. Kennedy
2. “Intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas trully profound education breeds humility.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
3. “The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Helen Keller
4. “If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
5. “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority; the test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” – Ralph W. Sockman
6. “The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.” – George Eliot
7. “Tolerance isn’t about not having beliefs. It’s about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.” – Timothy Keller
8. “If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy
9. “Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.” – Ray A. Davis
10. “Don’t get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance.” – Bill Maher
Which one is your favorite? My personal favorite is the one from John F. Kennedy who said that we have to make the world safe for diversity since we can’t make it all the same (and we don’t need to). May these quotes enhance our tolerance towards others.
Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, December 17, 2016