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Toleration Quotes


These are some of the best 'Toleration' quotations and sayings.

Among the best men are diversities of opinion, which should no more, in true reason, breed hatred, than one that loves black should be angry with him that is clothed in white; for thoughts are the very apparel of the mind.

Be thankful that your lot has fallen on times when, though there may be many evil tongues and exasperated spirits, there are none who have fire and fagot at command.

Error tolerates, truth condemns.

How it is possible to imagine that a religion breathing the spirit of mercy and benevolence, teaching the forgiveness of injuries, the exercise of charity, and the return of good for evil, can be so perverted as to breathe the spirit of slaughter and persecution, of discord and vengeance, for differences of opinion, is a most unaccountable and extraordinary phenomenon. Still more extraordinary, that it should be the doctrine, not of base and wicked men merely, seeking to cover up their own misdeeds, but of good men, seeking the way of salvation with uprightness of heart and purpose. It affords a melancholy proof of the infirmity of human judgment, and teaches a lesson of humility from which spiritual pride may learn meekness, and spiritual zeal a moderating wisdom.

It is intolerance to speak of toleration. Away with the word from the dictionary!

It is not a merit to tolerate, but rather a crime to be intolerant.

It is the natural feeling of most persons that charity is founded upon the uncertainty of truth. I believe it is founded on the certainty of truth.

Live and let live.

The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.

The tolerance of all religions is a law of nature, stamped on the hearts of all men.

There are those who believe something, and therefore will tolerate nothing; and on the other hand, those who tolerate everything, because they believe nothing.

They who boast of their tolerance merely give others leave to be as careless about religion as they are themselves. A walrus might as well pride itself on its endurance of cold.

Tolerance comes with age; I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other.

Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.

Toleration is a good thing in its place; but you cannot tolerate what will not tolerate you, and is trying to cut your throat.

Toleration is the best religion.

We anticipate a time when the love of truth shall have come up to our love of liberty, and men shall be cordially tolerant and earnest believers both at once.