James T. Ellison
The real death of America will come when everyone is alike.
Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences
Mohandas K. Gandhi
I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stifled. I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.
What we have to do… is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
John F. Kennedy
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.
It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.
William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without.
Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.
Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.
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.