Diversity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old diversity quotes, diversity sayings, and diversity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Age cannot wither her, no custom stale Her infinite variety.     

William Shakespeare

Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.     


Variety is the soul of pleasure.     

Aphra Behn

The body loves variety. The body is the same as the seasons: It likes change.     

Priscilla Welch

others cherish the existence of things / an impulse to be in the moment / against the wind of strong diversity / we may want to cry on the shoulder of our lover / but why even bother, search for truth in all things.     

Mario William Vitale

Traipsing effortlessly through diversity / Incredulous, indifferent, me / Offered all, but nothing at all / Unlike anything conceivable     

Joseph Mark Ippolito

However exquisite we beuty find / It satiates sense, and palls upon the mind / Brown bread as well as white must be for me / My motto ever is--variety.     

La Fontaine

I have thought it thoroughly over / State of hermit, state of lover / We must have society / We cannot spare variety.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”     

Leo Tolstoy

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.     

Mahatma Gandhi

There's so many different worlds, so many different suns. And we have just one world, but we live in different ones.     

Mark Knopfler

Diversity creates dimension in the world.     

Elizabeth Ann Lawless

You don't have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices.     

Don Lemon

I can tell you, without diversity, creativity remains stagnant.     

Edward Enninful

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.     

Maya Angelou

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.     

John F. Kennedy

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.     

Malcolm Forbes

Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.     

Jacqueline Woodson

I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.     

Ani DiFranco

We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.     

Catherine Pulsifer

I have a self-made quote: Celebrate diversity, practice acceptance and may we all choose peaceful options to conflict.     

Donzella Michele Malone

Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?     

Desmond Tutu

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.     

Jinato Hu

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.     

Stephen R. Covey

It is never too late to give up your prejudices.     

Henry David Thoreau

The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.     


Diversity is the magic. It is the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.     

Thomas Berry

There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don't come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity.     

Isaac Asimov

It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.     

Mark Twain

We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.     

Jimmy Carter

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.     

Maya Angelou

Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness.     

Ola Joseph

Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.     

Herbert Hoover

There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.     

Michel de Montaigne

In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.     

Audre Lorde

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.     

Anne Frank

Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one.     

Elbert Hubbard

Infinite diversity in infinite combinations...symbolizing the elements that create truth and beauty.     

Commander Spock

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.     

Albert Einstein

Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.     

Madame De Stael

Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences     

Mikhail Gorbachev

The minute we become an integrated whole, we look through the same eyes and we see a whole different world together.     

Azizah Al-Hibri

I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength--it's diversity.     

Melissa Etheridge

(People) may be said to resemble not the bricks of which a house is build, but the pieces of a picture puzzle, each differing in shape, but matching the rest, and thus bringing out the picture.     

Felix Adler

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.     

Rene Dubos

Through the strain / To the plane they're born to be / Harmony of Diversity / Sing responsibility     

Earth Wind and Fire

Society is unity in diversity.     

George Herbert Mead

Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.     

George R.R. Martin

A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.     

Muslim Origin

The peoples of the earth are one family.     

Ruth Fulton Benedict

What the world needs most is openness: Open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls.     

Robert Muller

No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.     

Mohandas K. Gandhi

The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation -- or a relationship.     

Deborah Tannen

Differences challenge assumptions.     

Anne Wilson Schaef

There is the sky, which is all men's together...     


Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.     


Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.     

Yiddish Proverb

Creating and managing a diverse workforce is a process, not a destination.     

R. Roosevelt Thomas

What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.     

Hillary Clinton

In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.     

Ambrose Bierce

Variety is the soul of pleasure.     

Aphra Behn

Variety is the spice of life.     


There's no diversity because we're burning in the melting pot / So when the devil wants to dance with you, you better say never / Because the dance with the devil might last you forever.     

Felipe Andres Coronel

It is the law that hand intends / Which framed diversity of sex / The man the woman still defends / The manly boy the girl protects.     

Charles Lamb