I could say analogously that tolerance is the affable appreciation of qualities, views, and actions of other individuals which are foreign to one`s own habits, beliefs, and tastes. Thus being tolerant does not mean being indifferent towards the actions and feelings of others. Understanding and empathy must also be present....
Quoted in Banesh Hoffmann and Helen Dukas (eds.), Albert Einstein: The Human Side, Princeton university press 1979, p. 89
...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
As Buddhists, while we practice our own teaching, we must respect other faiths, Christianity, Judaism and so forth. We must recognize and appreciate their contributions over many past centuries to human society, and at this time we must strive to make common effort to serve humankind.Dalai Lama
My loving children, my children who were created with God's beauty, my wise children, whatever difficulty you may have, do not ever leave His charge. Just as the prophets of God kept their faith firm and were tolerant in spite of the problems they had, no matter what difficulties you may experience, be tolerant, be forbearant and embrace all living things as your own life.bawa muhaiyaddeen
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
Sometimes true tolerance requires an extraordinary strength, which we are often too weak to exercise.
Tolerance without dialogue is a euphemism for indifference.
The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider visiongeorge eliot
Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness , but a sign of strength .tenzin gyatso
Suppose there should be a law made that all black men should be imprisoned, it would be unreasonable. We have as little reason to quarrel with other men for being of different opinions than as for being of different complexions.
People who are intolerant, categorize and over-react... should all be dragged against a wall and shot.arthur m. jolly
We live in a world of intolerance masked as tolerance.
Theological condemnation of others, which breaks off fellowship in either judgment or contempt, is impermissible.
Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. [...] We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.karl popper
An intolerant sect has no right to complain when it is denied an equal liberty. ... A person’s right to complain is limited to principles he acknowledges himself.john rawls
Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.Lady Gaga