Quotes About Diversity

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Leo Tolstoy
“I think... if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

R.L. Stine
“Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style.”
R.L. Stine

George R.R. Martin
“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
“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”
Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

Maya Angelou
“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”
Maya Angelou

Shannon L. Alder
“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
Shannon L. Alder

Charles de Gaulle
“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”
Charles de Gaulle

Ray Bradbury
“Oh God, the terrible tyranny of the majority. We all have our harps to play. And it's up to you to know with which ear you'll listen.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Albert Einstein
“Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.”
Albert Einstein

Ani DiFranco
“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.”
Ani DiFranco

Henry David Thoreau
“It is never too late to give up your prejudices”
Henry David Thoreau

Sun Tzu
“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.

There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination
they produce more hues than can ever been seen.

There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of
them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Stephen R. Covey
“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities”
Stephen R. Covey

Friedrich Nietzsche
“At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Leo Tolstoy
“All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Mahatma Gandhi
“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“He who is different from me does not impoverish me - he enriches me. Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves - in Man... For no man seeks to hear his own echo, or to find his reflection in the glass.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

[Commencement Address at American University, June 10 1963]
John F. Kennedy

Gene Roddenberry
“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear.”
Gene Roddenberry

Kevin Smith
“Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.”
Kevin Smith

A.A. Milne
“Good morning, Eeyore," said Pooh.
"Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning, which I doubt," said he.
"Why, what's the matter?"
"Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it."
"Can't all what?" said Pooh, rubbing his nose.
"Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush.”
A.A. Milne

John F. Kennedy
“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.

[Commencement Address at American University, June 10 1963]
John F. Kennedy

Thomas Szasz
“The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of diversity: monotheism, monarchy, monogamy and, in our age, monomedicine. The belief that there is only one right way to live, only one right way to regulate religious, political, sexual, medical affairs is the root cause of the greatest threat to man: members of his own species, bent on ensuring his salvation, security, and sanity. ”
Thomas Szasz

Stephen Cosgrove
“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

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
“In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Hélder Câmara
“Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm. But try to march together with men of different languages, remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.”
Hélder Câmara, Spiral Of Violence

T.H. White
“I can imagine nothing more terrifying than an Eternity filled with men who were all the same. The only thing which has made life bearable…has been the diversity of creatures on the surface of the globe.”
T.H. White, The Book of Merlyn

Ursula K. Le Guin
“I never knew anybody . . . who found life simple. I think a life or a time looks simple when you leave out the details.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Birthday of the World and Other Stories

Mark Knopfler
“There's so many different worlds, so many different suns. And we have just one world, but we live in different ones.”
Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

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