Independence of thought, acceptance of difference

“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.”
~ John F. Kennedy

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”
~ Dalai Lama

“Religion is like a pair of shoes … Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.”
~ George Carlin

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”
~ Buddha

“Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”
~ Albert Einstein

“The highest result of education is tolerance”
~ Helen Keller

“Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.”
~ Voltaire

“In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else’s path is wrong.”
~ Paulo Coelho

“Good-humor makes all things tolerable.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher

“Bear with things as the earth bears with us: by yielding, by accepting, by nourishing.”
~ The I Ching