Tolerance Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Tolerance quotes and Tolerance sayings, and Tolerance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"The prospect of dating someone in her twenties becomes less appealing as you get older. At some point in your life, your tolerance level goes down and you realize that, with someone much younger, there’s nothing really to talk about. "

Clint Eastwood

"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

"Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music."

Bruce Springsteen

"Those wearing tolerance for a label call other views intolerable."

Phyllis McGinley

"The word ‘tolerance’ once meant we all have the right to argue rationally for our deepest convictions in the public arena. Now it means those convictions are not even subject to rational debate."

Nancy Pearcey

"I think more tolerance, more people having more access to a chance to be literate, and a chance to stay healthy makes for a more peaceful planet."

Henry Rollins

"Tolerance is the only real test of civilization."

Arthur Helps

"The reward of tolerance is the presence of peace of mind."

Ky Vanchhay

"I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance."

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all."

G. C. Lichtenberg

"Tolerance is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying, ‘That’s nice.’"

Penn Jillette

"We are in favor of tolerance, but it is a very difficult thing to tolerate the intolerant and impossible to tolerate the intolerable."

George Dennison Prentice

"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

"Tolerance is the virtue of men who don’t believe in anything."

G.K. Chesterton

"Tolerance is often championed by people who nothing to stand for."

Woodrow Kroll

"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."

Barbara Jordan

"Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice."

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries."

Shannon L. Alder

"The human family is very diverse, with many different beliefs and cultures and ways of life. Many conflicts in our world are caused when people are intolerant of the ways that others see the world. Learning tolerance is an important cornerstone to creating a better world."

Robert Alan Silverstein

"Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself."

Marcus Aurelius

"One of the greatest disasters of our time is our universal acceptance of the word “tolerance” as a great virtue."

Zig Ziglar

"Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization."

Arthur Keith

"Tolerance always has limits – it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant."

Sidney Hook

"Tolerance is the ability to forgive those who tend to speak before thinking."

Catherine Pulsifer

"Don’t get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance."

Bill Maher

"Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness."

James Goldsmith

"Tolerance implies a gratuitous assumption of the inferiority of other faiths to one’s own."

Mahatma Gandhi

"We tend to idealize tolerance, then wonder why we find ourselves infested with losers and nut cases."

Patrick Nielsen Hayden

"Tolerance can lead to learning something."

Jakob Dylan

"Tolerance is the first principle of community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all men think."

Helen Keller

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