125 Tolerance Quotes To Accept And Respect Others

Do you feel the world is growing with introlerance? We have rounded up the best collection of tolerance quotes, sayings, proverbs, captions, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to be act with more patience and accept hardhsips.

Being tolerant means the ability to endure, to be patient and have fortitude to bear hardships and situations that are not as per our wish.

In this world we all are different beings in our nature, religion, mindset, and opinions. When we are tolerant in our nature, the we learn to respect the differences and accept each other’s point of view with an open mind.

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Being tolerant is a virtue of humankind just like honesty and truth. Tolerance leads to less stress and greater happiness in the overall community.

In the words of Voltaire, “Tolerance is a law of nature stamped on the heart of all men.” Nothing could be truer than this statement.

We have divided these inspirational quotes on tolerance into these sections;

  • Famous Tolerance Quotes
  • Best Quotes On Tolerance
  • Toleration Quotes
  • Inspiring Tolerance Quotes To Accept
  • Religious Tolerance Quotes

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Famous Tolerance Quotes

  1. “What is integrity, if you are not tolerant.”

  2. “You need to be tolerant to reach your destiny.”

  3. “Peace begins with tolerance and respect for everyone.”

  4. “Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.” – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  5. “The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Helen Keller                                                     
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    tolerance quotes

  6. “Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.” – Arthur Helps

  7. “Don’t get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance.” – Bill Maher

  8. “Tolerance is a good virtue, but people think of this as weakness.”

  9. “Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.” – Thomas Mann

  10. “Be careful what you tolerate. You are teaching people how to treat you.”

  11. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” – Dalai Lama XIV                                                                                                                                                                         
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    toleration quotes

  12. “Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.” – Bruce Lee

  13. “Tolerance always has limits, and it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant.” – Sidney Hook

  14. “I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” – Beatrice Evelyn Hall

  15. “Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.” – Dalai Lama                                                                                                                                   
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    quotes on tolerance

  16. “If a profound gulf separates my neighbor’s belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.” – Anon

  17. “In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else’s path is wrong.” – Paulo Coelho

  18. “Tolerance is the mindful capacity to love, respect, accept the differences that make people unique.” – Byron R. Pulsifer

  19. “I am a lover of truth, a worshiper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.” – Stephen Fry

  20. “Tolerance isn’t about not having beliefs. It’s about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.” – Timothy Keller

  21. “Everyone on Earth, they’d tell us, was carrying around an unseen history, and that alone deserved some tolerance.” – Michelle Obama

  22. “The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don’t agree with.” – Eleanor Holmes Norton

  23. “Tolerance is the only thing that will enable persons belonging to different religions to live as good neighbours and friends.” – Mahatma Gandhi                                             
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    quotes about tolerance

  24. “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” – John F. Kennedy

  25. “Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.” – Robert Alan

  26. “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela

  27. “Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be the spirit of tolerance in the entire population.” – Albert Einstein

  28. “If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  29. “It’s a universal law– intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.” – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

  30. “In the world, it is called Tolerance, but in hell, it is called Despair…the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.” – Dorothy L. Sayers

Best Quotes On Tolerance

Tolerance is the inner strength of character that makes it possible for people to coexist peacefully.

It is the foundation for a fair society in which everyone can lead their lives as they wish and coexist with love and acceptance.

  1. “Toleration is the best religion.” – Victor Hugo

  2. “You will never change what you tolerate.” – Joel Osteen

  3. “One’s enemy is often the best teacher of tolerance.” – Colleen Houck

  4. “Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life.” – Wilbert E. Scheer                                                                                                                                                               
    quote on tolerance
    quote on tolerance

  5. “Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries.” – Shannon L. Alder

  6. “Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

  7. “Discord is the great ill of mankind; and tolerance is the only remedy for it.” – Voltaire                                                                                                                                                           
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    tolerance and understanding quotes

  8. “The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.” – George Eliot

  9. “The only way to be tolerant of others is to be able to see the world through their eyes.” – Tohon

  10. “Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” – Dalai Lama XIV

  11. “Having patience and tolerance is the ability to see the innocence in others.” – Miguel A. Ornelas S.

  12. “Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love.” – Tom Hannah                                                                                                                               
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    tolerance and acceptance quotes

  13. “If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

  14. “You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.” – W. Somerset Maugham

  15. “Always respect the differences we all have, do not pass judgement but try to understand.” – Catherine Pulsifer

  16. “I have learnt silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind.” – Kahlil Gibran                                                                                                   
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    tolerance quote

  17. “Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

  18. “If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy

  19. “Tolerance is a basic pillar of democracy and the bulwark against totalitarian patterns of action and regimes.” – Willi Mernyi

  20. “The test of courage comes when we are in a minority; the test of tolerance comes when we are in a majority.” – Ralph W. Sockman

  21. “Tolerance will reach such a level that intelligent people will be banned from thinking so as not to offend the imbeciles.” – Dostoievski

  22. “We should acknowledge differences, we should greet differences, until difference makes no difference anymore.” – Dr. Adela A Allen

  23. “It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.” – Herman Hesse

  24. “When you are tolerant, you are allowing every individual whom you meet to follow the dictates of their own reason and conscience.” – Marilyn J. Awtry

  25. “I suspect that even today, with all the progress we have made in liberal thought, the quality of true tolerance is as rare as the quality of mercy.” – Frank Knox

  26. “He who would practice the art of tolerance must guard well against an attitude of superiority, smugness, indifference and coldness.” – Wilfred Peterson

  27. “I learned that many people develop skills such as tolerance, diplomacy, compassion, and patience from a difficult relationship with their mother.” – Terri Apter

  28. “Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another’s beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.” – Joshua Loth Liebman

  29. “Don’t be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn’t do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.” – Malcolm X

  30. “What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.” – Voltaire

  31. “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges that each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance and care.” – Marvin Ashton

Famous Toleration Quotes

If you have a zero tolerance power for others in life, then you will never respect people who have different views, opinions, or beliefs.

To exsist peacefully in a society, we must accept and respect the diversity of thoughts, religons, and faith.

  1. “It’s better to walk away than to tolerate nonsense.”

  2. “One race, Many cultures, One place.” – Geoffrey M. Gluckman

  3. “Tolerance is another word for indifference.” – W. Somerset Maugham

  4. “Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.” – Aristotle                                     
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    tolerance quotes images

  5. “Toleration brings peace, hence intolerance leads to war.” – Sipho P Nkosi

  6. “Understanding languages and other cultures builds bridges.” – Suzy Kassem

  7. “What’s most important in a friendship? Tolerance and loyalty.” – J.K. Rowling

  8. “Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.” – Ray A. Davis

  9. “Tolerance is a virtue, but tolerance coupled with passivity is a vice.” – Chris Hedges

  10. “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  11. “Tolerance is the ability to forgive those who tend to speak before thinking.” – Catherine Pulsifer

  12. “Tolerance is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying, “That’s nice.”” – Penn Jillette

  13. “A man who cannot tolerate small misfortunes can never accomplish great things.” – Chinese Proverb

  14. “Common man’s patience will bring him more happiness than common man’s power.” – Amit Kalantri

  15. “All men are made one for another: either then teach them better or bear with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

  16. “No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.” – Giacomo Leopardi

  17. “Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.” – Agnes Repplier

  18. “The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other.” – Princess Diana

  19. “It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.” – Pierre Bayle

  20. “As fallible humans, we usually slip too far over one edge or the other – all wrath and judgment or all grace and love.” – Eric Wilson

  21. “Tolerance is a cheap, low-grade parody of love. Tolerance is not a great virtue to aspire to. Love is much tougher and harder.” – N. T. Wright

  22. “Toleration is a distinctively modern response to disagreement and difference, and its ills are variations on modernity’s own.” – John R. Bowlin

  23. “Tolerance means that we are breathing through God’s breath, and we renew our faith when we relate to others in a pleasant manner.” – Estella Eliot

  24. “Always hear others out and remain open-minded; the day you think you know everything is the day you have the most yet to learn.” – A.J. Darkholme

  25. “Righteous, I like that. Kinda fitting when you think about it. If we danced and shared music, we’d be too busy en-joy-in’ life to start a war.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

  26. “Never judge someone By the way he looks Or a book by the way it’s covered; For inside those tattered pages, There’s a lot to be discovered.” – Stephen Cosgrove

  27. “Our ability to tolerate frustration can be especially low when we are under time pressure or have too many things to do, a significant feature of many modern workplaces.” – Russell Kolts

  28. “One has to learn tolerance in the face of dualities such as happiness and distress, or cold and warmth, and by tolerating such dualities become free from anxieties regarding gain and loss.” – Bhagavad Gita

  29. “We need to promote greater tolerance and understanding among the peoples of the world. Nothing can be more dangerous to our efforts to build peace and development than a world divided along religious, ethnic or cultural lines. In each nation, and among all nations, we must work to promote unity based on our shared humanity.” – Kofi Annan

Inspiring Tolerance Quotes To Accept 

  1. “The heart of wisdom is tolerance.” – Steven Erikson

  2. “Tolerance can lead to learning something.” – Jakob Dylan

  3. “Tolerance is a sign of growth on the spiritual path.” – Sivananda

  4. “Good-humor makes all things tolerable.” – Henry Ward Beecher

  5. “True love means infinite tolerance for each others differences.” – M. K. Soni

  6. “I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  7. “Inner compassion and outer tolerance can easily make a new world, a better world.” – Sri Chinmoy

  8. “Tolerance consist of seeing certain things with your heart instead of your eyes.” – Orlando A. Battista

  9. “Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.” – Rene Dubos

  10. “Tolerance,’ of course, is often used in an entirely neutral sense: simply the ability to endure.” – Lee C. Bollinger

  11. “There’s a fine line between forgiving, giving second chances, and allowing something that shouldn’t be tolerated.” – bliss

  12. “Being nice to someone you don;t like doesn’t mean you’re fake, it means you’re mature enough to tolerate your dislike for them.”

  13. “Tolerance is accepting differences in other people. It is thinking ‘It is OK that you are different from me.’” – Cynthia Amoroso

  14. “It’s as though the adult world is intolerant of hopes and dreams that seem too fanciful, or too hopeful.” – Simeon Lindstrom

  15. “Tolerance is ensuring others have equal rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness even if you don’t agree with their choices.”

  16. “Societies are far gone in depravity when toleration is considered a good in itself, without regard to the thing tolerated.” – G.K. Chesterton

  17. “Have patience and tolerance, be positive about everything. At the end You will be the winner always!!!” – Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  18. “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority; the test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” –  Ralph W. Sockman

  19. “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

  20. “I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” – Khalil Gibran

  21. “By staying on top of your reactions you will be able to develop patience and tolerance; two distinct traits required for achieving long-term success.” – Annabelle Higgins

  22. “Tolerance is possessing a heart or a spirit that gives room at all times for people’s weakness and imperfection with a view to fostering peace and promoting friendship.” – John Ibenu

  23. “Marriage is another name for compromise, tolerance, and understanding. Enjoy each other’s company, spend time together, laugh, and share your emotions and feelings.” – Jacques Harland

  24. “Let us not speak of tolerance. This negative word implies grudging concessions by smug consciences. Rather, let us speak of mutual understanding and mutual respect.” – Father Dominique Pire

  25. “In order to achieve great things, you must stretch your beliefs, your efforts, and your tolerance. You will have to face new situations with an open mind, eager to reach your destiny.” – Brian Cagneey

  26. “Tolerance is a fundamental character trait of great people and a part of the attitudes and practices of those we admire and respect. People without tolerance are diminished and poor.” – John K. Carmack

  27. “Both the tolerant and the forbearing respond with patient endurance to at least some of the differences, disagreements, and moral imperfections that afflict their relationships and communities. For the tolerant, this act comes as right and due, for the forbearing as love’s endurance.” – John R. Bowlin

Religious Tolerance Quotes 

  1. “All I require of a religion is that it be tolerant of those who do not agree with it.” – Roger Ebert

  2. “Respect everyone who crosses your path, even if you feel they don’t deserve it.” – Alaric Hutchinson

  3. “Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance…” – Oren Arnold

  4. “We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.” – Karl Popper

  5. “Religion is like a pair of shoes…..Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.” – George Carlin

  6. “For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world.” – Siddhārtha Gautama

  7. “Love thy enemies, it says in the scriptures. My foster mother always added, ‘At the very least, you will be polite to them.’” – Patricia Briggs

  8. “If people but knew their own religion, how tolerant they would become, and how free from any grudge against the religion of others.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

  9. “All of the world’s religions have important things to teach us, and they are not as different from each other as some would have you believe.” – Kent Allan Rees

  10. “Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.” – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

  11. “God has given us many faiths but only one world in which to co-exist. May your work help all of us to cherish our commonalities and feel enlarged by our differences.” – Jonathan Sacks

  12. “It is no longer a question of a Christian going about to convert others to the faith, but of each one being ready to listen to the other and so to grow together in mutual understanding.” – Bede Griffiths

  13. “Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.” – Joseph Campbell

  14. “Many people preach tolerance, saying that as long as we are all trying to be good people, we are all working toward Heaven. The thing is, we are told over and over again in the Bible that that’s not the case.” – A Kilbourn

  15. “The new environment of nearly instant communication sharpens the practical dimension of the enduring and important question of religious tolerance, the capacity of a religion to forbear another religion with which it disagrees.” – William Scott Green

  16. “I have good idea, for if you meet some person from different religion and he want to make argument about God. My idea is, you listen to everything this man say about God. Never argue about God with him. Best thing to say is, ‘I agree with you.’ Then you go home, pray what you want. This is my idea for people to have peace about religion.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

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