An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





There is a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.


Edmund Burke (1729-1797, British political writer, statesman)


Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.


Edmund Burke (1729-1797, British political writer, statesman)


Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often as intolerance.


Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, American preacher, orator, writer)


Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.


Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925, American editor, essayist)


I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.


Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834, British poet, critic, philosopher)


I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.


Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834, British poet, critic, philosopher)


As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.


Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832, British sportsman writer)


Intolerance is evidence of impotence.


Aleister Crowley (1875-1947, British occultist)


Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state.


Samuel Davies (1723-1761, American protestant clergyman, educator)


Travel teaches tolerance.


Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881, British statesman, Prime Minister)


Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things.


Edward M. Forster (1879-1970, British novelist, essayist)


Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.


Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)


Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.


Sir James Goldsmith


Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love.


Tom Hannah


Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.


Sidney J. Harris (1917-, American journalist)


Intolerance is the "Do Not Touch" sign on something that cannot bear touching. We do not mind having our hair ruffled, but we will not tolerate any familiarity with the toupee which covers our baldness.


Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American author, philosopher)


The highest result of education is tolerance.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


Pass no rash condemnation on other peoples words or actions.


Thomas a Kempis (1379-1471, German monk, mystic, religious writer)


People are very open-minded about new things. As long as they are exactly like the old ones.


Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958, American engineer, inventor)


To tolerate everything is to teach nothing.


F. J. Kinsman


No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.


Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837, Italian poet, scholar)


Tolerance is only another name for indifference.


W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, British novelist, playwright)


For this is one of the ancientest laws among them; that no man shall be blamed for reasoning in the maintenance of his own religion.


Thomas More (1478-1535, British chancellor, canonized in 1915)


The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other.


Princess Diana (1961-1997, British Princess)


If Woody Allen were a Muslim, he'd be dead by now.


Salman Rushdie (1948-, Indian-born British author)


It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.


Herbert Samuel (1870-1963, British statesman, philosophical writer)


Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.


George Santayana (1863-1952, American philosopher, poet)


Whenever you hold a fellow creature in distress, remember that he is a man.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.


Wallace Stevens (1879-1955, American poet)


When tolerance is not afforded to those so well-deserved, it speaks ill of the one who feels he cannot afford to give it.


Author Unknown


Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs.


William Allen White (1868-1944, American editor, writer)


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