I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
— Kahlil Gibran intolerant quote
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
— Ludwig van Beethoven
It was only as I wrote about it that I began to find paths of access to feelings that were intolerable to me then.
— intolerant quotation by Jonathan Lethem
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.
The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other.
If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands, they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free. If in other lands the eternal truths of the past are threatened by intolerance we must provide a safe place for their perpetuation.
Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Then he feels his nullity, loneliness, inadequacy, dependence, helplessness, emptiness.
I am fond of music I think because it is so amoral.
Everything else is moral and I am after something that isn't. I have always found moralizing intolerable.
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.
Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often as intolerance.
Intolerance is evidence of impotence.
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.
Intolerance has been the curse of our country.
Monocultural forces want you to forget your childhood dreams, grow up, look the same, act the same and be the same, and this is why monocultures are bigoted and intolerant of those who are different.
Does our ferocity not derive from the fact that our instincts are all too interested in other people? If we attended more to ourselves and became the center, the object of our murderous inclinations, the sum of our intolerances would diminish.
If the Revolution has the right to destroy bridges and art monuments whenever necessary, it will stop still less from laying its hand on any tendency in art which, no matter how great its achievement in form, threatens to disintegrate the revolutionary environment or to arouse the internal forces of the Revolution, that is, the proletariat, the peasantry and the intelligentsia, to a hostile opposition to one another. Our standard is, clearly, political, imperative and intolerant.
My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness. Sometimes I seem to myself, in my feelings toward these tiny guiltless beings, a monster of selfishness and intolerance.
The organization controlling the material equipment of our everyday life is such that what in itself would enable us to construct it richly plunges us instead into a poverty of abundance, making alienation all the more intolerable as each convenience promises liberation and turns out to be only one more burden. We are condemned to slavery to the means of liberation.