65 Best Ethnic Quotes On Success In Life

These ethnic quotes will inspire you. Ethnic associated with or belonging to a particular race or group of people who have a culture that is different from the main culture of a country.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging ethnic quotes, ethnic sayings, and ethnic proverbs.

Famous Ethnic Quotes

  1. “Ethnicity should enrich us; it should make us a unique people in our diversity and not be used to divide us.” ~ Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  2. “Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  3. “Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or nonbelieving, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.” ~ Dalai Lama
  4. “Whatever your ethnicity is, in this life you are going to be on a journey to discover who you are and how you feel about yourself.” ~ Lauren London

  5. “People of different ethnicities are definitely not of differing species. Biologically speaking, people are people.” ~ Robert Paul Weston
  6. “Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them – regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances.” ~ Christopher Dodd
  7. “Sometimes my ethnicity is relevant, other times not. I definitely get the best of both worlds.” ~ Archie Panjabi
  8. “Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics.” ~ Preston Manning

  9. “Choose your friends and mates, not by the money in their bank account, creed, ethnicity, or color; instead, choose character, actions, heart, and soul. When we bleed, we bleed the same color.” ~ Ana Monnar
  10. “We are all connected. What unites us is our common humanity. I don’t want to oversimplify things – but the suffering of a mother who has lost her child is not dependent on her nationality, ethnicity or religion. White, black, rich, poor, Christian, Muslim or Jew – pain is pain – joy is joy.” ~ Desmond Tutu
  11. “Necessity is the ethnicity of truth.” ~ Kedar Joshi
  12. “True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity – or political ideology.” ~ Monica Crowley

  13. “Do not allow your sorrow or your rage to become hostility toward people on the basis of their ethnicity or their religious views. That is unacceptable; it is out of bounds, and if you break the law, we will prosecute you for it.” ~ John Ashcroft
  14. “As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being.” ~ Abdolkarim Soroush
  15. “Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food. My ethnicity was my choice. It still is” ~ Isaac Mizrahi
  16. “I think we should appreciate ethnicity and diversity, and appreciate the uniqueness of all people, but I don’t think we should be ethnocentric. These things are not ultimate.” ~ LeCrae

  17. “The attacks in Jordan, just like those before it in Indonesia, Egypt, Spain and the United States, demonstrate that terrorism does not discriminate by race, ethnicity or region. Instead, terrorists indiscriminately target those seeking to live a peaceful, loving and free life.” ~ Allyson Schwartz
  18. “It’s not even about black and white anymore, because so many people are from mixed backgrounds and mixed ethnicities, and it’s just a great time to be able to pull all that together.” ~ George Lopez
  19. “Writers can write outside their ethnicity or sex depending how open and vulnerable they wish to be.” ~ Jim Harrison
  20. “It is not our diversity which divides us; it is not our ethnicity, or religion or culture that divides us. Since we have achieved our freedom, there can only be one division amongst us: between those who cherish democracy and those who do not.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  21. “I think we’re losing our sense of humor instead of being able to relax and laugh at ourselves. I don’t care whether it’s ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or whose ox is being gored.” ~ Betty White

  22. “American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything.” ~ Carrie Underwood
  23. “After Zorro, people spoke Spanish to me for ages. I’m Welsh but that movie instantly gave me a new ethnicity.” ~ Catherine Zeta-Jones
  24. “Following the Second World War, we are a country of one ethnicity. After the moving of the borders, after the tragedy of the Holocaust and the murder of Polish Jews, we don’t have large minority groups.” ~ Aleksander Kwasniewski
  25. “In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity.” ~ Sandra Day O’Connor

  26. “The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.” ~ Condoleezza Rice
  27. “All of great leaders evidence four basic qualities that are central to their ability to lead: adaptive capacity, the ability to engage others through shared meaning, a distinctive voice, and unshakeable integrity. These four qualities mark all exemplary leaders, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, or race.” ~ Warren G. Bennis
  28. “What a country needs to do is be fair to all its citizens – whether people are of a different ethnicity or gender.” ~ Chinua Achebe

  29. “All too often we think of community in terms of being with folks like ourselves: the same class, same race, same ethnicity, same social standing and the like..I think we need to be wary: we need to work against the danger of evoking something that we don’t challenge ourselves to actually practice.” ~ Bell Hooks
  30. “God did not create the strife between races, nor did He intend for it to be that way. Strife between races and ethnic groups comes from sin-and sin resides in the human heart. The Bible says, “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?” (James 4:1). When one group or one race claims it is superior to another, pride has taken control-and pride is a sin. Instead, God wants us to learn to accept each other and love each other-and this becomes possible, as we turn our lives over to Christ and allow Him to change us from within.” ~ Billy Graham
  31. “American means white, and Africanist people struggle to make the term applicable to themselves with ethnicity and hyphen after hyphen after hyphen.” ~ Toni Morrison.

  32. “If you are religious, you believe that your religion is the ‘right’ one—and, in many cases, all others will be sent to hell. Similarly, a nationalist believes his or her nation is better or more advanced—and a racist believes that an inherent difference between each race make his or her ethnicity superior. All of these ideologies spawn the hate, philosophical disagreements, and prejudices that have been the catalysts for various atrocious acts throughout history.” ~ David G. McAfee
  33. “All human beings bear God’s image and must be respected for what each person is. Therefore, no external description of one’s being, whether based on race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, can properly be used as the basis for either rejection or discrimination.” ~ John Shelby Spong
  34. “Everyone, especially minorities of race and ethnicity, now live under a surveillance panopticon.” ~ Henry Giroux

  35. “Everyone fixes up their face if it’s not ideal, you know? That’s because of the race-mixing. For example, a Russian marries an Armenian. They have a kid, a cute girl, but she has her dad’s nose. She goes and files it down a little, and it’s all good. Ethnicities are mixing now, so there’s degeneration, and it didn’t used to be like that. Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this.” ~ Valeria Lukyanova
  36. “You must understand, the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant and uncaring about this enormous crime is proof that the global media is in the hands of the perpetrators.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  37. “According to current research, in the determination of a person’s level of happiness, genetics accounts for about 50 percent; life circumstances, such as age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, income, health, occupation, and religious affiliation, account for about 10 to 20 percent; and the remainder is a product of how a person thinks and acts.” ~ Gretchen Rubin
  38. “What is crucial is the provision of opportunities for telling all the diverse stories, for interpreting membership as well as ethnicity, for making inescapable the braids of experience woven into the fabric of America’s plurality.” ~ Maxine Greene

  39. “I believe the future will reflect different body types, ethnicities, cultures and sexual orientations. I’ve been working with a lot of young artists who really project an androgynous and inclusive approach to the world. I’m very inspired by that.” ~ Nelly Furtado
  40. “No matter what people are struggling with, or based on whatever. Sexuality, ethnicity, economic status, size. I don’t wish smallness for anyone. It’s a terrible place to live.” ~ Carrie Brownstein
  41. “Fans of different races, castes, ethnicities and religions who together celebrate their diversity by uniting for a common national cause. They are my foundation, they are my family. I will play my cricket for them. Their spirit is the true spirit of cricket. With me are all my people. I am Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslim and Burgher. I am a Buddhist, a Hindu, a follower of Islam and Christianity. I am today, and always, proudly Sri Lankan” ~ Kumar Sangakkara
  42. “Greatness has nothing to do with diversity, skin color, race, ethnicity, nothing to do with it.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  43. “Regardless of your ethnicity or anything, if you do great work, people will notice and you’ll get hired.” ~ Aziz Ansari

  44. “I think we need to develop the courage to write from the viewpoint of people who may seem quite different from ourselves, who might have a different sexual orientation or a different race or a different ethnicity.” ~ Alice Mattison
  45. “Racism is an attack on the very notion of the universality of human rights. It systematically denies certain people the enjoyment of their full human rights because of their colour, race, ethnicity, descent or national origin.” ~ Irene Khan
  46. “Few things are more annoying than too many of any one ethnicity in the same room.” ~ Dov Davidoff

  47. “I end up feeling like a spy in the house of ethnicity, you know? Because people will talk around me as they would talk around the people in their cultural group. So I get to hear all the secrets and jokes and you know, I’m a part of every community because of the way I look.” ~ Sherman Alexie
  48. “Widespread violence now functions as part of an anti-immune system that turns the economy of genuine pleasure into a mode of sadism that creates the foundation for sapping democracy of any political substance and moral vitality. The predominance of the disimagination machine in American society, along with its machinery of social death and historical amnesia, seeps into in all aspects of life, suggesting that young people and others marginalized by class, race and ethnicity have been abandoned.” ~ Henry Giroux
  49. “Disrespecting one’s ethnicity or their religious preference, on and on and on, if they have a disability, is not anything that has to do with when we talk about democracy. Equality.” ~ Stevie Wonder

  50. “Sometimes we exclude things in ourselves in order to be like everybody else around us-our ethnicity, our social backgrounds, our ideas. What kind of world is it that will not allow me to be myself, and is it really good for me to be there? What part of me will die a slow death if I stay?” ~ Joan D. Chittister
  51. “Science is an enterprise that can only flourish if it puts the truth ahead of nationality, ethnicity, class and color.” ~ John Charles Polanyi
  52. “If you stick a knife nine inches into my back and pull it out three inches, that is not progress. Even if you pull it all the way out, that is not progress. Progress is healing the wound, and America hasn’t even begun to pull out the knife.” ~ Malcolm X
  53. “It’s not racism per se but the tyranny of normalcy – no: the tyranny of attractive normalcy. Which leads to loveable white models who are supposed to be playing ordinary, adorably flawed professionals just like you and me with their brilliant minority friends (with vastly less camera time) who are surgeons. But it’s not just ethnicity. That narrow vision also extends to, say, things like women leads. Women leads have to be good-hearted and nice, with a Slutty Best Friend. The main character can’t be slutty. Because that’s not attractively normal etc” ~ Sandra Tsing Loh
  54. “When Jews left Judaism, they didn’t stop being religious. They simply swapped God-based Judaism for godless secular humanism and leftism. For left-wing Jews, Judaism is their ethnicity; leftism is their religion.” ~ Dennis Prager

  55. “Every religion you are, every ethnicity you are, every sex you are, if you’re gay or straight. You should be considered as equal as anybody else. That’s super-simple, but apparently we have to still march for it.” ~ Bianca Balti
  56. “True peace must be anchored in justice and an unwavering commitment to universal rights for all humans, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin or any other identity attribute.” ~ Desmond Tutu
  57. “Be wary of feeling as through there is not enough room at the table. Oftentimes a female Chinese-American might feel as through she is in competition with another Chinese-American woman writer of the same generation. A writer friend of mine calls it the “There Can Only Be One …” syndrome. This isn’t “Survivor.” The more good writers, of all walks of life and all ethnicities and persuasions, the better.” ~ ZZ Packer
  58. “I’m certainly proud to be Cuban American, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for anybody – regardless of their ethnicity or nationality. It does carry a measure or pride to know where you’re from and to know what your roots are.” ~ Danny Pino
  59. “As long as our civilization keeps trundling along generally forwards, then there is the possibility of a future where ethnicity is merely an interesting badge, not a uniform you can’t take off.” ~ David Mitchell

  60. “Many Europeans are confused by the terms Roma and Romania. They wonder if it is an ethnicity or a nation of 22 million citizens.” ~ Traian Basescu
  61. “Only 4 sets of people can vote for the PDP: (1) those who are intellectually blind; (2) those who are blinded by ethnicity; (3) those who are blinded by corruption and therefore afraid of the unknown, should power change hands; and finally (4) those who are suffering from a combination of the above terminal sicknesses.” ~ Wole Soyinka
  62. “Eternal vigilance must be maintained to guard against those who seek to stifle ideas, establish a narrow orthodoxy, and divide our nation along arbitrary lines of race, ethnicity, and religious belief or non-belief.” ~ Jesse Ventura
  63. “I find it very interesting these days that films are bringing in so many people of different ethnicities, and I’m proud to be a part of that cultural shift.” ~ Freida Pinto

  64. “I believe that sensitivity to issues of race and ethnicity is important, and nuanced, even more so when it intersects with the issue of free speech.” ~ Gene Weingarten.
  65. “Concerning [postmodern] ideas, let us not mince words. The ideas are profoundly dangerous. They subvert our civilization by denying that truth is found by conscientious attempts accurately to portray a reality that exists independently of our perception or attitudes or other attributes such as race, ethnicity, sex or class.” ~ George Will

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