65 Best Tolerance Quotes On Success In Life

These tolerance quotes will inspire you. Tolerance, the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular, the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging tolerance quotes, tolerance sayings, and tolerance proverbs.

Inspirational Tolerance Quotes

  1. “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  2. “Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.” ~ George Jackson
  3. “Tolerance isn’t about not having beliefs. It’s about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.” ~ Timothy Keller
  4. “Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” ~ Dalai Lama

  5. “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 , Tolerance quotes in relationship
  6. “There is nothing more important in life than giving. Tolerance is forged when people look beyond their own desires” ~ Nelson Mandela
  7. “The problem is that tolerant has changed its meaning. It used to mean ‘I may disagree with you completely, but I will treat you with respect. Today, tolerant means – ‘you must approve of everything I do.’ There’s a difference between tolerance and approval. Jesus accepted everyone no matter who they were. He doesn’t approve of everything I do, or you do, or anybody else does either. You can be accepting without being approving.” ~ Rick Warren
  8. “Don’t get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance.” ~ Bill Maher

  9. “Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  10. “Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another’s beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.” ~ Joshua L. Liebman , Tolerance quotes acceptance
  11. “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” ~ Ralph Washington Sockman
  12. “The highest result of education is tolerance.” ~ Helen Keller

  13. “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
  14. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ~ Aristotle
  15. “O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.” ~ William Penn
  16. “Tolerance is only another name for indifference.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

  17. “Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  18. “I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  19. “What’s most important in a friendship? Tolerance and loyalty.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  20. “There is a huge difference between being tolerant and tolerating intolerance” ~ Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  21. “Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance.” ~ Oren Arnold
  22. “We need to promote greater tolerance and understanding among the peoples of the world. Nothing can be more dangerous to our efforts to build peace and development than a world divided along religious, ethnic or cultural lines. In each nation, and among all nations, we must work to promote unity based on our shared humanity.” ~ Kofi Annan
  23. “I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  24. “Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.” ~ Thomas Mann

  25. “Let me say this loud and clear. There is a world of difference between terrorist acts and the Islamic Shari’a. Islam is not only a religion, but a way of life. And at its heart lie the sacred principles of tolerance and dialogue.” ~ King Hussein I
  26. “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  27. “The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  28. “Tolerance is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying, ‘That’s nice.'” ~ Penn Jillette

  29. “Men are respectable only as they respect.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  30. “Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs.” ~ William Allen White
  31. “No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.” ~ Giacomo Leopardi
  32. “Tolerance comes of age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  33. “Your neighbor’s vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.” ~ Miguel de Unamuno

  34. “When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.” ~ Helen Hayes
  35. “I could say analogously that tolerance is the affable appreciation of qualities, views, and actions of other individuals which are foreign to one`s own habits, beliefs, and tastes. Thus being tolerant does not mean being indifferent towards the actions and feelings of others. Understanding and empathy must also be present.” ~ Albert Einstein
  36. “Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.” ~ James Goldsmith
  37. “People who are intolerant, categorize and over-react… should all be dragged against a wall and shot.” ~ Arthur M. Jolly

  38. “Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don’t understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn’t a business.” ~ Malcolm Forbes
  39. “Once one assumes an attitude of intolerance, there is no knowing where it will take one. Intolerance, someone has said, is violence to the intellect and hatred is violence to the heart.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  40. “What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.” ~ Voltaire
  41. “Mutual tolerance is a necessity for all time and for all races.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  42. “As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.” ~ Albert Einstein
  43. “Be entirely tolerant or not at all; follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess.” ~ Heinrich Heine
  44. “Our only hope lies in the power of our love, generosity, tolerance and understanding and our commitment to making the world a better place for all.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  45. “One of the greatest disasters of our time is our universal acceptance of the word “tolerance” as a great virtue.” ~ Zig Ziglar

  46. “I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.” ~ Coretta Scott King
  47. “Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.” ~ Karl Popper
  48. “I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.” ~ Paul McCartney
  49. “Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.” ~ Sydney J. Harris

  50. “Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return” ~ Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
  51. “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.” ~ Dominique Pire
  52. “Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.” ~ Liu Xiaobo
  53. “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
  54. “It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.” ~ Pierre Bayle

  55. “An intolerant sect has no right to complain when it is denied an equal liberty… A person’s right to complain is limited to principles he acknowledges himself.” ~ John Rawls
  56. “Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.” ~ Helen Keller
  57. “Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.” ~ Robert Kennedy
  58. “We live in a world of intolerance masked as tolerance.” ~ Rush Limbaugh

  59. “There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested.” ~ Mel Gibson
  60. “The problem to be faced is: how to combine loyalty to one’s own tradition with reverence for different traditions.” ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
  61. “Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

  62. “Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, political, and social belief must exist if conscience and intellect alike are not to be stunted if there is to be room for healthy growth.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  63. “And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.” ~ Martin Scorsese , Kindness and tolerance quotes
  64. “Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.” ~ Laozi

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