A Quote by Aaron Alexovich on tolerance, hate, and bigotry

"You must ask yourself: Is this thing really worth my hate, or am I just a bigot?"

Aaron Alexovich

Source: Serenity Rose Comics, volume 5

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A Quote by Bill Clinton on bigotry, discrimination, hate crimes, and violence

We have seen a man dragged to death in Texas simply because he was black. A young man murdered in Wyoming simply because he was gay. In the last year alone, we've seen the shootings of African Americans, Asian Americans, and Jewish children simply because of who they were. This is not the American way. We must draw the line. Without delay, we must pass the Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. And we should reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

Bill Clinton

Source: January 27, 2000 State of the Union Address

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A Quote by William Henry Drummond on bigotry, reason, and slavery

He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.

William Henry Drummond (1854 - 1907)

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on belief, bigotry, composers, idealism, passion, philosophy, poets, and words

"You cannot believe what you are saying." "Well, no. Hardly ever. But the philosopher is like the poet. The latter composes ideal letters for an ideal nymph, only to plumb with his words the depths of passion. The philosopher tests the coldness of his gaze, to see how far he can undermine the fortress of bigotry."

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 8

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on bigotry, destruction, indifference, and religion

Religion is as effectually destroyed by bigotry as by indifference.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on belief, bigotry, church, god, hatred, heart, indifference, life, men, questions, truth, wishes, and work

To hold your truth, to believe it with all your heart, to work with all your might, first to make it real to yourself and then to show its preciousness to other men, and then - not till then, but then - to leave the questions of when and how and by whom it shall prevail to God: that is the true life of the believer. There is no feeble unconcern and indiscriminateness there, and neither is there any excited hatred of the creed, the doctrine, or the Church, which you feel wholly wrong. You have not fled out of the furnace of bigotry to freeze on the open and desolate plains of indifference. You believe and yet you have no wish to persecute.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: The Law of Growth

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on bigotry and mind

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye: The more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Margaret Chase Smith on bigotry, fear, ignorance, politics, and victory

I don't want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the four horsemen of calumny - fear, ignorance, bigotry, and smear.

Margaret Chase Smith (1897 -)

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on bigotry, reason, and slavery

Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

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A Quote by John Adams on bigotry, cruelty, danger, darkness, death, history, and wishes

My history of the Jesuits is not elegantly written, but is supported by unquestionable authorities, is very particular and very horrible. Their restoration is indeed "a step toward darkness," cruelty, perfidy, despotism, death and I wish we were out of danger of bigotry and Jesuitism.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: To Jefferson, August 9, 1816.

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