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Intolerance Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Intolerance Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Wisdom

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Tolerance is carved into the rostrum of the U.S.
House of Representatives and intolerance should not be carved into the U.S.
Constitution.
- Jay Inslee

No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life,
and gets less, than intolerance.
- Giacomo Leopardi

 

Too small is our world to allow discrimination,
bigotry and intolerance to thrive in any corner of it,
let alone in the United States of America.
- Eliot Engel

House music is about love, and lots of hip hop is about hate and intolerance,
so in that respect, it's not good at all.
- Chris Lowe

I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance
or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.
- Thomas Jefferson


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There is a place in this world for satire,
but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance
and bigotry toward religious beliefs...
begins.
- Isaac Hayes

To know a person's religion we need not listen to his
profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
- Eric Hoffer

Intolerance is evidence of impotence.
- Aleister Crowley

Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument,
endeavors to silence by persecution,
in old days by fire and sword,
in modern days by the tongue.
- Charles Simmons

Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism
intolerantly is to share it.
- George Santayana

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism,
for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
- Sydney J. Harris

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

Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both
to preserve the traditional definition of marriage
and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
- Mitt Romney

Claiming that you have got the truth wrapped up does
breed violence and intolerance.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Intolerance is itself a form of violence
and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The intolerance of the Middle, and even later,
Ages, is a fact all too familiar to every one.
- Ethan A. Hitchcock

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds,
you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
- William Butler Yeats

The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance.
Everyone is so intolerant of each other.
- Princess Diana

I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor,
for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams,
the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
- Aldous Huxley

Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents,
but grow out of the very essence of religion,
namely, its absolute claims.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Intolerance has been the curse of our country.
- James Larkin

Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence
all have roots in illiteracy,
so we're trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.
- Abdul Qadeer Khan

Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration
itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.
- Wallace Stevens

A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined
with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races,
parties, classes, religions, cultures,
regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use
of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
- Henry A. Wallace

The enemy is not just terrorism.
It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism,
by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition
of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of
Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion,
and distorts both.
- John Cornyn

It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers
from ecclesiastical ambition,
the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects...
that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national
government all power to act upon the subject.
- Joseph Story

Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there
is more than one religion,
but by the spirit of intolerance...
the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.
- Charles de Secondat

The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's
neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance.
It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people
next door are headed for hell.
- Aleister Crowley

There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history.
It is simply a succession of mistakes,
intolerances and violations.
- Claude Vorilhon

It is, therefore, essential that we guard our own thinking
and not be among those who cry out against prejudices
applicable to themselves,
while busy spawning intolerances for others.
- Wendell Willkie

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

The only thing that makes life possible
is permanent, intolerable uncertainty;
not knowing what comes next.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

If there were no poetry on any day in the world,
poetry would be invented that day.
For there would be an intolerable hunger.
- Muriel Rukeyser

You know, different people are going to react different ways.
And I don't think we should be intolerable because
people do things a little differently.
- Brent Scowcroft

She found me intolerable.
But she got to know me, and I wore her down.
- Robert B. Parker

It was only as I wrote about it that I began to find
paths of access to feelings that were intolerable to me then.
- Jonathan Lethem

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to
yourself your own errors.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do,
it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all
human affairs into account you will find that some
comfort is to be derived from them.
- Saint Basil

The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable.
- Plato

You will, I am sure, agree with me that...
if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter,
the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest,
without a passion, without business,
without entertainment,
without care.
- Blaise Pascal

Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.
- Anatole France

The film director, in many instances,
has to swallow somebody else's decision about the final form of something.
It's so hard as to be intolerable.
- Trevor Nunn

Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse
for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
- Aldous Huxley

Society in every state is a blessing,
but government, even in its best stage,
is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable,
so with autobiography.
- Hilaire Belloc

Those wearing tolerance for a label call other views intolerable.
- Phyllis McGinley

I would advise you to write, my dear friend,
because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable to you,
and after some time your solitude would become perhaps
attractive if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy.
- Wilfrid Laurier

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences,
one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves,
because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state,
and all men of our time are in such a state.
- Leo Tolstoy

The most dangerous man to any government is the man
who is able to think things out...
without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos.
Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the
government he lives under is dishonest,
insane, intolerable.
- H. L. Mencken

The best way to win against the intolerable is to tolerate them,
for this they have seldom dealt with.
Your indulgence may soften their malice and open their
eyes to more honorable ways.
- Bryant H. McGill

In every age 'the good old days' were a myth.
No one ever thought they were good at the time.
For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable
to the people who lived through them.
- Brooks Atkinson

I'm not dead and I don't have blue hair but some people
say there are similarities.
It is usually intolerable to watch myself onscreen but this time it's fine.
I think it's beautiful and a real work of art.
- Helena Bonham Carter

I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice,
exploitation, humiliation.
I know that's not enough to change the world.
But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul;
and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what
I shall soon cease to be -
a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity,
pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

That's the main reason I gave up my career after John
was born and I was pregnant with Andrew.
I could not handle going away day after day.
The thought of going away before they got up and coming
back after they were in bed was intolerable.
- Louise Fletcher

I am totally against the idea that a Muslim woman should
not have the same opportunities as a Muslim man to learn,
to open up, to work, help shape the future.
To close Islam down to a sexist approach is totally
intolerable and ridiculous.
It's not Islam.
- King Hussein I

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro


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