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Religious Tolerance Quotes

Religious Tolerance Quotes by Rene Dubos, Dennis Quaid, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Sam Harris, Doug Stanhope, Barack Obama and many others.

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.
Rene Dubos
Certainly I’m a Christian first and foremost. But I do believe in religious tolerance and finding the commonality between all of us. I think that’s how we’re all going to come together.
Dennis Quaid
North Eurasia is one of the best examples of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence of Islam and Christianity. This is a rare thing in today’s world, even in its most liberal parts.
Nursultan Nazarbayev
While religious tolerance is surely better than religious war, tolerance is not without its liabilities. Our fear of provoking religious hatred has rendered us incapable of criticizing ideas that are now patently absurd and increasingly maladaptive.
Sam Harris
Religious tolerance. No! Zero tolerance for any type of religion.
Doug Stanhope
Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.
Barack Obama
Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
Robert Kennedy
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal
Religious tolerance is something we should all practice; however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else.
Walter Koenig
Here we now have the freedom of all religions, and I hope that never again will we have a repetition of religious bigotry, as we have had in certain periods of our own history. There is no room for that kind of foolishness here.
Harry S. Truman
The more people come together, the more borders will be opened and people and opinions get together, the more unrenouncable tolerance will be a fundamental part of our social life. Without tolerance there is no religious liberty, no freedom of conscience and no freedom of thought.
Thomas Klestil
To uphold religious tolerance, it is very wise that an adherent of a religion should not do something forbidden in another religion in front of the adherent of the latter.
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
Thomas Jefferson
In the U.S., diversity is a politically correct slogan. In India, it is a historical fact. Much as we in the West may resent it, India has a lot to teach us when it comes to religious tolerance.
Gary Weiss
No religion is absolutely perfect. Yet not only do we fight for religion, but also are we often willing to sacrifice our lives for it. And what we hopelessly fail to do is to live it. A true religion is that which has no caste, no creed, no colour. It is but an all-uniting and all-pervading embrace.
Sri Chinmoy
Toleration ought in reality to be merely a transitory mood. It must lead to recognition. To tolerate is to affront.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tolerance can be exercised only by those who have well-grounded convictions (although it will not always be exercised even by them). For such people tolerance is an act of self-abnegation; although they are convinced that those who differ from them must be wrong, they nevertheless will protect their rights.
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.
Alexander Chase
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
Thomas Paine
The establishment clause was transformed from a shield for religion into a cover for the official sanctioning of religious tolerance.
Ralph E. Reed, Jr.
Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience… without God, there is a coarsening of the society; without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.
Ronald Reagan
Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
John F. Kennedy
Tolerance is a good cornerstone on which to build human relationships.
L. Ron Hubbard
Tolerance and human rights require each other.
Simon Wiesenthal
We turn now over the debate of the proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero….The controversy has raised profound questions about religious tolerance and prejudice in the United States.
Christiane Amanpour
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Ronald Reagan
Religious tolerance has developed more as a consequence of the impotence of religions to impose their dogmas on each other than as a consequence of spiritual humility in the quest for understanding first and last things.
Sidney Hook
Genghis Khan decreed religious tolerance for all of his conquered peoples. So I think he definitely would approve of our constitutional protections of freedom of religion. I think he would also approve of the way the U.S. has been able to attract talented people from all over the world.
Amy Chua
Let us have love and more love; a love that melts all opposition, a love that conquers all foes, a love that sweeps away all barriers, a love that aboundeth in charity, a large-heartedness, tolerance, forgiveness and noble striving, a love that triumphs over all obstacles.
If being tolerant of differing opinions, if believing that America has to make it as a pluralistic nation, if being civil, if that makes you a liberal, I plead guilty.
Bill Moyers
Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.
Ronald Reagan
Religious tolerance does not mean one cannot express his own beliefs. It does mean that seeking to undermine or attack the religious faith and beliefs of another has always been a short road to trouble.
L. Ron Hubbard
At the end of the 30 Years War then, Europe broadly decided to separate the sacred from the secular in its political culture. I know that is an oversimplification, but it is instructive, and it led to a growth in religious tolerance that has characterized the best of Western life since.
Michael Hayden