12 Quotes About Tolerance

  • "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
    Topics: Reasoning, Tolerance


  • "Tolerance is only as good as the wisdom behind it."

    - Pamela Christian
    Topics: Wisdom, Tolerance


  • "If we get our very identity, our sense of worth, from our political position, then politics is not really about, it is about us. Through our cause we are getting a self, our worth. That means we MUST despise and demonize the opposition. If we get our identity from our ethnicity or socioeconomic status, then we HAVE to feel superior to those of other classes and races. If you are profoundly proud of being an open-minded, tolerant soul, you will be extremely indignant toward people you think are bigots. If you are a very moral person, you will feel superior to people you think are licentious. And so on."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: identity, morality, politics, self-worth, status, tolerance


  • "The true man of God is heartsick, grieved at the worldliness of the Church, grieved at the toleration of sin in the Church, grieved at the prayerlessness in the Church. He is disturbed that the corporate prayer of the Church no longer pulls down the strongholds of the devil."

    - Leonard Ravenhill
    Topics: Worldliness, Grief, Tolerance


  • "The highest result of education is tolerance."

    - Helen Keller
    Topics: Education, Tolerance


  • "Tolerance is not a spiritual gift; it is the distinguishing mark of postmodernism; and sadly, it has permeated the very fiber of Christianity. Why is it that those who have no biblical convictions or theology to govern and direct their actions are tolerated and the standard or truth of God's Word rightly divided and applied is dismissed as extreme opinion or legalism?"

    - John Stott
    Topics: Tolerance, Legalism


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

    - Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Tolerance


  • "Good-humor makes all things tolerable."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Happiness, Tolerance


  • "Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Tolerance, Ignorance


  • "Tolerance isn't about not having beliefs. It's about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: respect, tolerance


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

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Tolerance


  • "AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals."

    - Jerry Falwell
    Topics: Health, Tolerance


  • "To be content with even the best people, we must be contented with little and bear a great deal. Those who are most perfect have many imperfections, and we have great faults; between the two, mutual toleration becomes very difficult."

    - Francois Fenelon
    Topics: Contentment, Tolerance



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