Whatever work you undertake, do it seriously, thoroughly and well; never leave it half-done or undone, never feel yourself satisfied unless and until you have given it your very best. Cultivate the habits of discipline and toleration. Surrender not the convictions you hold dear but learn to appreciate the points of view of your opponents.
I shall be very careful to preserve and maintain the Act of Toleration, and to set the minds of all my people at quiet; my own principles must always keep me entirely firm to the interests and religion of the Church of England, and will incline me to countenance those who have the truest zeal to support it.
Courageous Exponent of Civil Liberty and Religious Tolerationanne hutchinson
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.Edmund Burke
Toleration in religion was one of the great rights of man, and a man ought never to be deprived of what was his natural right.charles james fox
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 .
Real knowledge never promoted either turbulence or unbelief; but its progress is the forerunner of liberality and enlightened Toleration.brougham, henry, 1st baron brougham and vaux
I take Toleration to be a part of religion . I do not know which I would sacrifice; I would keep them both: it is not necessary that I should sacrifice either.Edmund Burke
Persecution always says, 'I know the consequences of your opinion better than you know them yourselves.' But the language of Toleration was always amicable, liberal, and just: it confessed its doubts, and acknowledged its ignorance ... Persecution had always reasoned from cause to effect, from opinion to action, [that such an opinion would invariably lead to but one action], which proved generally erroneous; while Toleration led us invariably to form just conclusions, by judging from actions and not from opinions.charles james fox
Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right, and Toleration of movements from the Left.herbert marcuse
And thus Toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord. The superstition of the people was not embittered theological rancor.
What other nations call religious Toleration, we call religious rights. They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence, but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens, however small.
it is now no more that Toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights .
Of all religions, Christianity ought doubtless to inspire the most Toleration, although hitherto the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal Toleration, but we accept all religions as true.
Christians have oppressed Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, Pagans, and each other throughout their centuries of power, preaching religious intolerance as the word of Jehovah whenever they had the military, political, or economic power to make it stick — and then piously preaching brotherhood, peace, and Toleration when they didn't.isaac bonewits