Thoughts on Tolerance
This part will consist of the thoughts of various people on the subject of tolerance.
Marlin Brando:"If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner."
Edmund Burke:"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Colossians 3:12:" Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."
Finley Peter Dunne:" A fantatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if he knew the facts of the case."
George Eliot: "The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision."
Ephesians 4:31:"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice."
Freud: "It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too."
Mohandas K. Gandhi: "Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth."
Hubert Humphrey: "The ugliness of bigotry stands in direct contradiction to the very meaning of America."
Jesse Jackson:" It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other."
Justice Robert H. Jackson: "In our country are evangelists and zealots of many different political, economic and religous persuasions whose fanatcal conviction is that all thought is divinely classified into two kinds-that which is their own and that which is false and dangerous."
Thomas Jefferson:"The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there ae twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."
Jesus: "Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment."(John 7:34)"
Jesus: "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."
John (1 John 2:9):"Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness."
John (1 John 4:20):" If anyone says, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar."
Helen Keller: "No loss by flood and lightning, no destruction of cities and temples by hostile forces of nature, has deprived man of so many noble lives and impulses as those which his intolerance has destroyed."
John Kennedy: "If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity."
John Kennedy:"Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others."
John Locke:"Religion, which should most distinguish us from beasts, and ought most peculiarly to elevate us, as rational creatures, above brutes, is that wherein men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts themselves."
Edna St. Vincent Millay:"Let us forget such words, and all they mean, as Hatred, Bitterness and rancor, Greed, Intolerance, Bigotry. Let us renew our faith and pledge to Man, his right to be Himself, and free."
Thomas Paine: "My religion is to do good."
Peter (1 Peter 3:9):"Do not repay evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing."
Elvis Presley: "Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one."
Bertrand Russell:"Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed."
Seneca (CE 65): Laws do not persuade just because they threaten."
George Bernard Shaw:" No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means."
Jonathan Swift:" We have just enouigh religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another."
Time magazine: "According to a 1993 survey 39% of high school seniors did not know what the Holocaust was about."