Tolerance Sayings and Quotes

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

Don't get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance. Bill Maher
Tolerance isn't about not having beliefs. It's about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you. Timothy Keller
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
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 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
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
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