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Best Quotes About Tolerance

Tolerance Quotes – 50 Inspirational Sayings About Openness And Consideration

Are you looking for the most effective quotes about tolerance and openness? Then you've come to the right place! This human virtue is extremely important for bringing about positive change in our society. Even if it is not innate, it can be learned at any time. But of course it also has its limits.

Here I would like to provide you with an inspiring collection of the best sayings about tolerance, openness, open-mindedness and forbearance - and against intolerance and indifference.

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about tolerance have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The best quotes and sayings about tolerance and openness

When I realized why i should live sustainablyI really wanted to convince everyone directly and impose my lifestyle on my counterpart. But habits form resistance - and stressful discussions. Only then did I realize that sustainable life as a step-by-step process - and that I need to be more tolerant and patient with others. There's no point in getting upset.

However, the biggest social and ecological problems of our timewe still need to talk to each other in order to create positive change. It is important to realize that such processes do not happen overnight.

As promised, here are my favorite quotes about openness and tolerance towards others.

Tolerance quotes 1 - 10

  1. "True tolerance is not possible without love." (Albert Schweitzer)
  2. "Tolerance is not limitless. It finds its limit, perhaps its only limit, in the possible intolerance of the other." (Helmut Schmidt)
  3. "You have to take people as they are because there are no others." (Konrad Adenauer)
  4. "Tolerance is educated, not innated." (Umberto Eco)
  5. "Openness is a key that can open many doors." (Ernst Ferstl)
  6. "Tolerance is the suspicion that the other person is right." (Kurt Tucholsky)
  7. "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. 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)
  8. "To be gentle, tolerant, wise and reasonable requires a goodly portion of toughness." (Peter Ustinov)
  9. "Without tolerance, we cannot develop compassion." (Dalai Lama)
  10. "Let us not fall into the mistake to doubt either the sanity or the good will of every dissenter." (Otto von Bismarck)

Tolerance Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "Tolerance is good. But not with the intolerant!" (Wilhelm Busch)
  2. "The most forbearance is given to the one who needs the least." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  3. "Tolerance should really only be a passing attitude: it should lead to appreciation. To tolerate is to offend." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  4. "Three things are important in life: First, tolerance. Second, tolerance. And third, tolerance." (Henry James)
  5. "Tolerance is the uncomfortable feeling that in the end the other could be right." (Robert Frost)
  6. "Tolerance is not merely toleration of the other's opinion, but humility. I concede to the other the possibility of truth because I concede to myself the possibility of error." (Anton Neuhäusler)
  7. "Tolerance is always a sign that a dominion considers itself secure." (Max Frisch)
  8. "We value people who speak tell an opinion fresh and open - provided they mean the same thing we do." (Mark Twain)
  9. "You have to live with your enemies because you can't have everyone as a friend." (Alexis Clérel de Tocqueville)
  10. "There are people who always feel attacked when someone expresses an opinion." (Christian Morgenstern)

Tip: At Respect Quotes you will find more inspiring sayings that also fit the theme of tolerance.

Tolerance Quotes 21 - 30

  1. "Never try to make someone like yourself. You should know that one of your kind is enough." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  2. "The great fighter of intolerance is not humanity, but science." (Henry Thomas Buckle)
  3. "Tolerance is, above all, the realization that there is no sense in getting upset." (Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce)
  4. "Some think they have become liberal just because they have changed the direction of their intolerance." (Wieslaw Brudzinski)
  5. "Indifference is the mildest form of intolerance." (Karl Jaspers)
  6. "Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions." (Gilbert Keith Chesterton)
  7. "You can stand on your position, but you shouldn't sit on it." (Erich Kästner)
  8. "We are no more intolerant of any faults in others than those which are the caricature of our own." (Franz Grillparzer)
  9. "He who steps out into the public has no leniency to expect and none to demand." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  10. "Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good." (Mahatma Gandhi)

Tolerance Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "Intelligence is the ability to accept one's surroundings." (William Faulkner)
  2. "The older you get, the more tolerant you become of the heart and the more intolerant of the head." (Jean Paul)
  3. "Tolerance should never be pushed so far that the intolerant could benefit from it." (Erich Limpach)
  4. "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." (Benjamin Franklin)
  5. "Openness always deserves recognition." (Otto Fürst von Bismarck)
  6. "Ignoring is still far from tolerance." (Theodor Fontane)
  7. "Tolerance is extremely easy when we expect it from others." (Walter Ludin)
  8. "If you expect great things of yourself and demand little of others, you'll keep resentment far away." (Confucius)
  9. "We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant." (Karl Popper)
  10. "Generosity is not always in the right, but stinginess always in the wrong place." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

Tip: Do you already know all 30 human rights from the Universal Declaration of Paris? Feel free to check them out in the linked post!

Tolerance Quotes 41 - 50

  1. "Magnanimity always finds admirers, rarely imitators, for it is a too costly virtue." (Johann Nestroy)
  2. "The one thing more difficult than following a regimen is not imposing it on others." (Marcel Proust)
  3. "To be tolerant, you have to set the boundaries of what is intolerable." (Umberto Eco)
  4. "Tolerance means excusing the mistakes of others. Tact means not noticing them." (Arthur Schnitzler)
  5. "Indolence and stupidity are first cousins." (Antoine de Rivarol)
  6. "Tolerance. Coming to the thought: Although I believe I am right, and that there is truth, I will not force it on you." (Albert Memmi)
  7. "Tolerance that comes from freedom is a child of heaven and of the most beautiful one, but the tolerance that is nothing but paraphrase of the sentence «everything doesn't matter at all», the devil may get it." (Theodor Fontane)
  8. "Bear with fools is certainly the peak of tolerance." (Voltaire)
  9. "Tolerance and friendship is often everything, and by far the most important thing we can give each other." (Novalis)
  10. "Tolerance is the charity of intelligence." (Jules Lemaitre)

Can you think of any other quotes about tolerance and openness? Then share your favorite sayings in the comments!

Frequently asked questions about tolerance

What is meant by tolerance?

Literally translated, tolerance means "to endure" or "to put up with". However, we actually speak of tolerant behavior when someone not only tolerates other people, but accepts them as they are - and also accepts other opinions and views alongside their own.

Why is tolerance so important?

Being tolerant means accepting and respecting others for who they are. Those who are tolerant know their own strengths and weaknesses and can better understand the behavior and views of other people. Tolerance does not judge and is the basis for peaceful and harmonious human interaction. It helps people to be who they want to be.

How can I become more tolerant?

Tolerant behavior can actually be learned. Be more open and give people the chance to express their opinions. Be patient, check your prejudices and acknowledge any fears you may have. Then you will have created the basis for a good relationship with almost everyone.

Use quotes about tolerance for your personal development

Sayings about openness and tolerance towards other people

Tolerance is the key to a more peaceful coexistence in our society. Because it only works if we ourselves have a high level of tolerance towards other ways of life and respect them. Nevertheless, tolerance must also have its limits. Namely, when we start to become accustomed to immoral, unjust or harmful behavior and indifference spreads.

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I hope I was able to inspire you with this list of the best quotes about openness and tolerance. Do you have any questions or can you think of any other sayings? Then feel free to write me a comment.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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