Diversity Quotes

A.J. Darkholme

No army is comprised of all the same kinds of units or types of troops. There is power in diversity. If you always see only one choice, or use only one option, you will surely lose more than you win.

Leo Tolstoy

I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads,
I think... if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts.

Theodore Roosevelt

In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans.

Donzella Michele Malone

I have a self-made quote: Celebrate diversity, practice acceptance and may we all choose peaceful options to conflict.

Agnostic Zetetic

We’re all just people making decisions and accepting consequences as we march toward an impending and inevitable death.

Jennifer Sodini

No matter how different one looks or may seem, all are just shades in the colorful rainbow of life that loves everyone, no matter if they are short, purple, or green.

A.J. Darkholme

Our unity will always be a greater force with mixed ideals than if we demand that others change for us, to what we believe.

Sunili Govinnage

Valuing a writer only for their diversity, but not their humanity or talent – that’s tokenism.

Patricia Geary

I tried to think the same thought in as many different religions as possible, so the thought itself wouldn't be limited by any particular way of reasoning, the way words restrict - the whole eskimo-seventeen-words-for-snow idea.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Look for a miracle in every encounter.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Appreciation for cultural diversity is essential for our co-existence.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Life is meant to be shared. We need each other.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The uniqueness of different colours represents the uniqueness of individuals!

Lailah Gifty Akita

The different shades of colours present cultural diversity.


Rainbows introduce us to reflections
of different beautiful possibilities
so we never forget that pain and grief
are not the final options in life.

Anthony D. Ravenscroft

In a culture of diversity, one group is likely not "just like everyone else." To deny that we have different needs, concerns, thought processes, worldview, is to refuse to look at the reason we are supposedly an identifiable community.

Johannes Kepler

We ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the universe. The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the skies so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.

Suzanne Munshower

American diversity rarely applies to money and success.

Kevin Smith

Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.

Charles De Gaulle

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?


We are living in an era in which billions of people are grappling to promote communication, tolerance, and understanding over the more destructive forces of war, terrorism, and political chaos that have characterized the beginning of the 21st Century.

R.L. Stine

Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style.

Albert Einstein

Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.

Maya Angelou

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

Leo Tolstoy

All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.

Michael Pollan

Seeds have the power to preserve species, to enhance cultural as well as genetic diversity, to counter economic monopoly and to check the advance of conformity on all its many fronts.

Donald L. Hicks

Autumn teaches us a valuable lesson. During summer, all the green trees are beautiful. But there is no time of the year when the trees are more beautiful than when they are different colors. Diversity adds beauty to our world.

Douglas Tallamy

One of the maxims of the new field of conservation biological control is that to control insect herbivores, you must maintain populations of insect herbivores.

Cass Van Krah

The unity in diversity lies only in your heart.

Alexis York Lumbard

Although people all over the world pray in different ways, it is to each heart the most precious light.

Mark Knopfler

There's so many different worlds, so many different suns. And we have just one world, but we live in different ones.

Jennifer Tindugan-Adoviso

Without empathy, there'd be no harmony in diversity

Sera Break

We are not here to match and homogenize and agree on every point. One size of spirituality does not fit all. We are here to be our divine selves, boldly, passionately, respectfully, to the absolute best of our ability - and this, this is more than enough.

Ana Claudia Antunes

Finding your bliss in true equality and great quality can only benefit others

Raquel Cepeda

Our identities are as fluid as our personal experiences are diverse.

Stephen Jay Gould

We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes - one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximum freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way.

John F. Kennedy

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

[Commencement Address at American University, June 10 1963]

John Hume

Difference is the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth, and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.

Hélder Câmara

Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm. But try to march together with men of different languages, remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.

Malcolm X

I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers and I learned that pilgrims from every land-every color, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike-all snored in the same language.

Yasuo Kuwahara

Often we may even smile or laugh at adversity, but all people share the same passions. They are merely manifest differently according to one's culture and conditioning.


The story of the American Civil War is essentially one of human beings––Northerners, Southerners, Blacks, Whites, men, women–– holding themselves accountable for the future of a nation.

Liza M. Wiemer

When we respect our humanity, we can embrace our diversity.

Liza Wiemer

In order to appreciate and respect diversity we must first recognize and embrace our humanity.


Beneath the armor of skin/and/bone/and/mind
most of our colors are amazingly the same.

Alex Shakar

With the Internet, we can choose the very communities we want to be a part of.

Janusz Korwin-Mikke

Whenever socialism appears it destroys at least one thing: diversity. Everything has to be "the best", but in reality as we know best things are scarse.. Let me remind you again, that for the Reds, "best" things are these things that they consider "the best" for us, not these that we like!!


The issue, perhaps, boils down to one of how perceptions or misperceptions of racial difference impact various individuals’, or groups of individuals’, experience of freedom in America. Some would argue that it goes beyond hampering their 'pursuit of happiness' to outright obliterating it.

Steve Knox

The diversity of our connections outside our particular tribe is directly proportionate to our ability to listen, learn and love.

Elizabeth Gaskell

North and South has both met and made kind o' friends in this big smoky place.

Lucille Clifton

The literature of America should reflect the children of America.


The instinct to tell our children that they are better than someone else’s children, based on nothing more than the color of their skin, is now a fossilized aberration that serves no useful purpose.

Kiana Davenport

She was kahuna, creating more life around her than was actually there, heightening the momentousness of each living thing by simply gazing upon it.


Simple shifts in points of view can open doors to expansions of consciousness as easily as rigid dispositions can close hearts and minds to such elevated awareness. It generally depends on whether you allow fear and violence to rule your actions or whether you give wisdom, courage, and compassion the authority to do so.

Radclyffe Hall

For the sake of all the others who are like you, but less strong and less gifted perhaps, many of them, it's up to you to have the courage to make good.

Elizabeth Ann Lawless

Diversity creates dimension in the world.

Lailah Gifty Akita

We are amazing individuals.

Duop Chak Wuol

It is not in our interest, I suppose, to let South Sudan fall under the category of the burdened societies. We must be critical about our own actions if we want to move forward as a nation proud of its immense diversity.

Gordon Willard Allport

Given a thimbleful of [dramatic] facts we rush to make generalizations as large as a tub.

Emmanuel Mounier

The universe is full of men going through the same motions in the same surroundings, but carrying within themselves, and projecting around them, universes as mutually remote as the constellations.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Why compete with others? Each individual has a unique gifts and role to perform. We must learn to complement each other.

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