intolerance Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about intolerance
  1. #1
    “’My friend,’ said he, ‘we are all priests. The King and all the heads of families sing solemn canticles of thanksgiving every morning, accompanied by five or six thousand musicians.’
    ‘What! have you no monks who teach, who dispute, who govern, who cabal, and who burn people that are not of their opinion?’
    ‘We must be mad, indeed, if that were the case,’ said the old man.”
  2. #2
    “Those who condemn what they do not understand are, surely, little men.”
  3. #3
    “To the victims of homophobia, patriarchy, street harassment and intolerance: don’t worry, we’ll put a lid on Muslim immigration.”
  4. #4
    “This morning the words save me a place in hell had been scrawled in black paint along the water tank’s perimeter. The sight of it had made my morning, but the graffiti had already been covered up. Stuff like that wasn’t tolerated in Raynesville.”
  5. #5
    “Indeed it is evident that Christianity, however degraded and distorted by cruelty and intolerance, must always exert a modifying influence on men’s passions, and protect them from the more violent forms of fanatical fever, as we are protected from smallpox by vaccination.”
  6. #6
    “But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness.”
  7. #7
    “It’s a universal law– intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”
  8. #8
    “We talked of intolerance, while we were intolerant ourselves.”