We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
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.
Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
How do we create a harmonious society out of so many kinds of people? The key is tolerance -- the one value that is indispensable in creating community.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear.
If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.
The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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 firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.
Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.
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