Intolerance Sayings and Quotes

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

Intolerance of your present creates your future. Mike Murdock
Intolerance is the besetting sin of moral fervour. Alfred North Whitehead
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. Mahatma Gandhi
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it. George Santayana
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit. Mahatma Gandhi
It may be possible to fight intolerance, stupidity, and fanaticism seperately, but when they come together there is no hope. Albert Einstein
Intolerance, discourtesy and harshness..... are taboo in all good society and are surely contrary to the spirit of democracy. Mahatma Gandhi
We can cure the disease of intolerance. We must do it if the world is to survive. No us. No them. Just we. Steve Goodier
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. Mahatma Gandhi
Intolerance is evidence of impotence. Aleister Crowley
Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state. Samuel Davies
Absolute morality leads logically to absolute intolerance. Michael Shermer
If the bell of intolerance tolls for one, it tolls for all. Henry Seidel Canby
If there's anything intolerance can't tolerate, it's ridicule! Arlene Francis
When you tolerate intolerance, you're not really being a liberal. Bill Maher
Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality. Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno
Intolerance is a species of violence and therefore against our creed. Mahatma Gandhi
The last refuge of intolerance is in not tolerating the intolerant ... George Eliot
Intolerance is evidence of fear, and fear is the consequence of feeling powerless. Dean Frazer
Intolerance of dissent is a well-noted feature of the American national character. J. William Fulbright
The intolerance of the few, or the risk of it, carries the day against the wider humanity of the many. Paul Robeson
Intolerance is natural and logical, for in every dissenting opinion lies an assumption of superior wisdom. Ambrose Bierce
Intolerance has always been one of the cornerstones of Christianity - the glorious heritage of the Inquisition. Madalyn Murray O'Hair
The final battle against intolerance is to be fought—not in the chambers of any legislature—but in the hearts of men. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting. Sydney J. Harris
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art. Wallace Stevens
Intolerance of groups is often, strangely enough, exhibited more strongly against small differences than against fundamental ones. Sigmund Freud
Where a reputation for intolerance is more feared than a reputation for vice itself, all manner of evil may be expected to flourish. Theodore Dalrymple
... neither tolerance nor intolerance is grounded in science and reason, but they are themselves acts of faith grounded in social custom and the politics of expediency and power. John Money
Indeed, intolerance is essential only to monotheism; an only God is by nature a jealous God who will not allow another to live. On the other hand, polytheistic gods are naturally tolerant, they live and let live. Arthur Schopenhauer
There is no intolerance in the world so great as the intolerance of tolerance, and no bigotry so excessive as the bigotry of the image breaker. To praise the devil is second nature. To praise God is an education. Elisabeth Marbury
Intolerance is the 'Do Not Touch' sign on something that cannot bear touching. We do not mind having our hair ruffled, but we will not tolerate any familiarity with the toupee which covers our baldness. Eric Hoffer
Toleration is not the opposite of intolerance, but is the counterfeit of it. Both are despotisms. The one assumes to itself the right of withholding liberty of conscience, the other of granting it James Madison
Intolerance of mediocrity has been the main prop of my independence. Elsa Maxwell
Intemperance and intolerance serve no one, and hatred guarantees failure. Edward Brooke
It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling. Pierre Bayle
Ideological and political intolerance, even with the best and most sincere intentions, produces results that are the direct opposite of those intended. Mikhail Gorbachev
The most damaging forms of intolerance are connected with religious, racial and political differences of opinion. Napoleon Hill
The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other. Princess Diana
Intolerance has been the curse of our country. James Larkin
I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Tolerance of intolerance enables oppression. DaShanne Stokes