Inspirational Diversity Quotes

This page is a collection of the greatest inspirational Diversity Quotes.

Diversity is a gift from life. Without it we would all be the same and life would be boring. I've heard it explained like this- through the contrast we choose our preferences and after choosing, we see even more variety and choose further.

Just because a particular choice isn't a preference in the moment, doesn't mean it isn't serving someone else in a positive way. It may also be something you will enjoy later in life. As a rule, tastes tend to change as we grow.

Diversity has brought us great pieces of art, music, food, and clothing. Amazing films have impacted our culture, thanks to the differing points of view the directors, writers, and actors have brought to the table.

We all live together, yet we all experience life so differently. It's a great opportunity to see life from a new perspective and experience a whole new world that we didn't see before.

Appreciate the diversity in your life and enjoy this page of Diversity Quotes.


Diversity Quotes

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
-Anne Frank



Differences challenge assumptions.
-Anne Wilson Schaef



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



For those who have seen the Earth from space,
and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will,
the experience most certainly changes your perspective.
The things that we share in our world
are far more valuable than those which divide us.
-Donald Williams



Infinite diversity in infinite combinations...
symbolizing the elements that create truth and beauty.
-Commander Spock, Star Trek



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



One man's religion is another man's belly laugh.
-Robert A. Heinlein



Ecidujrep is prejudice spelled backwards?
Either way, it makes no sense.?
-unknown



Religions are many and diverse,
but reason and goodness are one.
-Elbert Hubbard



People may be said to resemble
not the bricks of which a house is built,
but the pieces of a picture puzzle,
each differing in shape, but matching the rest,
and thus bringing out the picture.
-Felix Adler


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One day our descendants will think
it incredible that we paid so much attention to things
like the amount of melanin in our skin
or the shape of our eyes or our gender
instead of the unique identities of each of us
as complex human beings.
-Franklin Thomas



The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide
is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought,
religion not least of all.
No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.
-Harry Emerson Fosdick



The price of the democratic way of life
is a growing appreciation of people's differences,
not merely as tolerable,
but as the essence of a rich and rewarding human experience.
-Jerome Nathanson



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



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



Since when do you have to agree with people
to defend them from injustice?
-Lillian Hellman



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



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



Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.
-Malcolm Stevenson Forbes



It is difference of opinion that makes horse races.
-Mark Twain


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Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
-Martin Luther King Jr.



Insight, I believe,
refers to the depth of understanding that comes by setting experiences,
yours and mine, familiar and exotic, new and old,
side by side, learning by letting them speak to one another.
-Mary Catherine Bateson



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.
-Mohandas K. Gandhi



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



In the matter of religion,
people eagerly fasten their eyes
on the difference between their own creed and yours;
whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements
and identities in all the religions of humanity.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson



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



Why not let people differ about their answers
to the great mysteries of the Universe?
Let each seek one's own way to the highest,
to one's own sense of supreme loyalty in life,
one's ideal of life.
Let each philosophy, each world-view
bring forth its truth and beauty to a larger perspective,
that people may grow in vision, stature and dedication.
-Algernon Black



We do not grow absolutely, chronologically.
We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly.
We grow partially. We are relative.
We are mature in one realm, childish in another.
The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward,
forward, or fix us in the present.
We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.
-Anais Nin



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



Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.
-Thomas Jefferson


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Variety is the spice of life.
-Proverb



It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically
the scriptures of the world.
If we are to respect others' religions
as we would have them respect our own,
a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.
-Mohandas K. Gandhi



Life lies in diversity, not in monotony.
-M.K. Soni



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



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



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



America is not like a blanket- one piece of unbroken cloth.
America is more like a quilt-
many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes,
all woven together by a common thread.
-Rev. Jesse Jackson



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



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



Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
-unknown


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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



A society that does not recognize
that each individual has values of his own
which he is entitled to follow
can have no respect for the dignity of the individual
and cannot really know freedom.
-Fredrich August von Hayek



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



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



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



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



    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.
    You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
    You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
    You cannot build character and courage
    by taking away men's initiative and independence.
    You cannot help men permanently
    by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
    -William Boetcker


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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



    A human being is a part of the whole that we call the universe,
    a part limited in time and space.
    He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings,
    as something separated from the rest-
    a kind of optical illusion of his consciousness.
    This illusion is a prison for us,
    restricting us to our personal desires
    and to affection for only the few people nearest us.
    Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison
    by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living beings
    and all of nature.
    -Albert Einstein



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



Diversity is not about how we differ.
Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness.
share this Diversity saying -Ola Joseph



No single tradition monopolizes the truth.
We must glean the best values of all traditions
and work together to remove the tensions between traditions
in order to give peace a chance.
-Thich Nhat Hanh



Men hate each other because they fear each other,
and they fear each other because they don't know each other,
and they don't know each other
because they are often separated from each other.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.



Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.
-Mark Twain



    For everything there is a season,
    And a time for every matter under heaven:
    A time to be born, and a time to die;
    A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
    A time to kill, and a time to heal;
    A time to break down, and a time to build up;
    A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
    A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
    A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
    A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
    A time to seek, and a time to lose;
    A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
    A time to tear, and a time to sew;
    A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
    A time to love, and a time to hate,
    A time for war, and a time for peace.
    -Ecclesiastes 3:1-8



Deep inside us we're not that different at all.
-Phil Collins


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