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Tolerance Quotes for Becoming More Tolerant

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Tolerance is one of the most important virtues, but which is difficult for most people to express. It requires patience, disciplines, and being considerate of other people’s rights.

The possession of this virtue leads to cooperation, understanding and good relations.

Here are quotes about tolerance to awaken this virtue.

Motivational Tolerance Quotes

“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

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” – Dalai Lama

“It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.” – Pierre Bayle

“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.” – Charlotte Bronte

“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.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi

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“The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Helen Keller

“There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.”Marcus Aurelius

“Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.” – Albert Einstein

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“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” – John F. Kennedy

“Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life.” – Wilbert E. Scheer

“Good humor makes all things tolerable.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor; it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement.” – John F. Kennedy

“Through the centuries, the history of peoples is but a lesson in mutual tolerance.” – Emile Zola

Great Tolerance Quotes

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.” – Voltaire

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”Aristotle

“Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.” – Jessica Lange

“People are very open-minded about new things–as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.” – Charles F. Kettering

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” – Tenzin Gyatso

“Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another’s beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.” – Joshua Liebman

“Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.” – Ray Davis

“It is necessary to be tolerant, in order to be tolerated.” – Norman Macdonald

“Tolerance is the eager and glad acceptance of the way along which others seek the truth.” – Sir Walter Besant

“Tolerance isn’t about not having beliefs. It’s about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.” – Timothy Keller

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” – Dalai Lama

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