Diversity Quotes (132) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Diversity. :The quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc. Tthe state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization

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

“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

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

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People 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

"When I'm born I'm black, when I grow up I'm black, when I'm in the sun I'm black, when I'm sick I'm black, when I die I'm black, and you…when you're born you're pink, when you grow up you're white, when you're cold you're blue, when you're sick you're green, when you die you're grey and you dare call me coloured."
~ Malcolm X

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed."
~ Mary Parker Follett

"Civilizations should be measured by the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained."
~ W.H. Auden

"Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness."
~ Ola Joseph

"Diversity is the act of thinking independently together."
~ Malcolm Forbes

"Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival."
~ René Dubos

"I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength - it's diversity."
~ Melissa Etheridge

"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

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

"Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity."
~ Michel de Montaigne

"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what the color."
~ Maya Angelou

"We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams."
~Jimmy Carter

"When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free."
~ Charles Evans Hughes

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
~ Frederick Douglass

We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
~ Kofi Annan

The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord.
~ Abdu'l-Bahá

Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without.
~ William Sloane Coffin

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.
~ Rene Dubos

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

Diversity is the magic. It is the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.
~ Thomas Berry

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
~ Jimmy Carter

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
~ Charles Evans Hughes

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
~ Thomas Paine

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.
~ John Hume

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.
~ Malcolm Forbes

Difference is of the essence of humanity.
~ John Hume

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don't make us weak. They're the source of our strength.
~ Jimmy Carter

The highest result of education is tolerance.
~ Helen Keller

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
~ Robert Kennedy

Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?
~ Desmond Tutu

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
~ Desmond Tutu

A number of people still think of the United States as being overwhelmingly English, Protestant, and white. This erroneous idea influences their whole outlook.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

We are now at the point where we must decide whether we are to honour the concept of a plural society which gains strength through diversity, or whether we are to have bitter fragmentation that will result in perpetual tension and strife.
~ Earl Warren

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.
~ Maya Angelou

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
~ Chief Joseph

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
~ R. D. Laing

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
~ John F. Kennedy

For Christians, who believe they are created in the image of God, it is the Godhead, diversity in unity and the three-in-oneness of God, which we and all creation reflect.
~ Desmond Tutu

Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.
~ Carlos Fuentes

In science there is and will remain a Platonic element which could not be taken away without ruining it. Among the infinite diversity of singular phenomena science can only look for invariants.
~ Jacques Monod

Civilizations should be measured by the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained.
~ W. H. Auden

Diversity for the sake of diversity is not an accomplishment or a step forward. It's what you bring to the table.
~ Charlie Gonzalez

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

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.
~ John F. Kennedy

The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.
~ E. O. Wilson

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
~ Max De Pree

Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.
~ Thomas Jefferson

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
~ Margaret Mead

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.
~ John Donne

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.
~ Johannes Kepler

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

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.
~ Cesar Chavez

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The uniformity of the earth's life, more astonishing than its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled.
~ Lewis Thomas

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

We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives.
~ Mahnaz Afkhami

Our flag is read, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbown-red, yellow, brown, black and white - and we're all precious in God's sight.
~ Jesse Jackson

The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.
~ Jonathan Lethem

But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts designed to achieve greater diversity are, in the end, not race neutral.
~ Adam Schiff

Mostly I enjoy the restaurants (my husband is a chef), though I wish we had a wider diversity of ethnic food.
~ Poppy Z. Brite

Bring diversity back to agriculture. That's what made it work in the first place.
~ David R. Brower

Europe itself is an embodiment of this diversity.
~ Ulrich Beck

Obviously, there is diversity, but Europe is a union of diversity.
~ Jean-Pierre Raffarin

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength - it's diversity.
~ Melissa Etheridge

We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.
~ Tim Berners-Lee

The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity - that it's this or maybe that - you have just one large statement; it is this.
~ Chinua Achebe

The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.
~ James A. Baldwin

In such a diversity it was impossible I should be disposed to melancholy.
~ Daniel Boone

She's a reflection of my fascination with the diversity of America she's totally normal in New York, but a freak in Texas. There are dozens of such clashes in America.
~ Lee Child

There is the sky, which is all men's together.
~ Euripides

Diversity on the bench is critical. As practitioners, you need judges who 'get it!' We need judges who understand what discrimination feels like. We need judges who understand what inequality feels like. We need judges who understand the subtleties of unfair treatment and who are willing to call it out when they see it!
~ Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.
~ Madame de Stael

We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.
~ Desmond Tutu

I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.
~ Alice Walker

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
~ Booker T. Washington

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
~ J. K. Rowling

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
~ Rudyard Kipling

The real death of America will come when everyone is alike.
~ James T. Ellison

I like to eat and I love the diversity of foods.
~ David Soul

Look round this universe. What an immense profusion of beings, animated and organized, sensible and active! You admire this prodigious variety and fecundity. But inspect a little more narrowly these living existences, the only beings worth regarding. How hostile and destructive to each other! How insufficient all of them for their own happiness! How contemptible or odious to the spectator! The whole presents nothing but the idea of a blind Nature, inpregnated by a great vivifying principle, and pouring forth from her lap, without discernment or parental care, her maimed and abortive children.
~ David Hume

The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
~ Lord Acton

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
~ Alfred Adler

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
~ Maya Angelou

It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.
~ Pierre Bayle

We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country.
~ Pearl S. Buck

Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
~ Cesar Chavez

Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future.
~ Michael Palin

The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world
~ Democritus

As long as the differences and diversities of mankind exist, democracy must allow for compromise, for accommodation, and for the recognition of differences.
~ Eugene McCarthy

Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.
~ Herbert Hoover

Peace requires everyone to be in the circle - wholeness, inclusion.
~ Isabel Allende

You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.
~ Faith Baldwin

In world history, those who have helped to build the same culture are not necessarily of one race, and those of the same race have not all participated in one culture.
~ Ruth Benedict

The peoples of the earth are one family.
~ Ruth Benedict

Global Family Day provides a way in which every man, woman, and child in the United States can help to reduce suffering at home, repair our damaged image abroad, and help us remember that in the end, all people belong to the same human family.
~ John Conyers

Internal peace is an essential first step to achieving peace in the world. How do you cultivate it? It's very simple. In the first place by realizing clearly that all mankind is one, that human beings in every country are members of one and the same family.
~ Dalai Lama

As we get deeper, we move closer and closer to other people; we feel closer to life as a whole.
~ Eknath Easwaran

We cannot feel strongly toward the totally unlike because it is unimaginable, unrealizable; nor yet toward the wholly like because it is stale - identity must always be dull company. The power of other natures over us lies in a stimulating difference which causes excitement and opens communication, in ideas similar to our own but not identical, in states of mind attainable but not actual.
~ Charles Horton Cooley

Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion.
~ John Amos Comenius

All my life I've been looking for diversity
~ Max von Sydow


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