Human Diversity Quotes

Human Diversity Quotes by Franklin A. Thomas, Maya Angelou, Lillian Hellman, John Donne, Martin Luther King, Jr., Margaret Mead and many others.

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 A. Thomas
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.
Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.
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.
We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
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.
Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold- bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
Live with the objective of being happy.
Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
We Have the Ability to Achieve, If We Master the Necessary Goodwill, a Common Global Society
Strength lies in differences, not in similarities
I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the culture of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any
If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
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.
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.