Respect, Tolerance, Acceptance, Diversity

“I do not serve what you worship; nor do you serve what I worship. You have your own religion and I have mine.” — The Koran

“The words you speak today should be soft and tender … for tomorrow you may have to eat them.” — Unknown

“Every man is to be respected as an absolute end in himself; and it is a crime against the dignity that belongs to him as a human being, to use him as a mere means for some external purpose.” — Immanuel Kant, 18th-century Prussian geographer and philosopher

“In his private heart no man much respects himself.” — Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), 19th- century American humorist, author and journalist

“The highest result of education is tolerance.” — Helen Keller, 20th-century American social activist, public speaker and author

“Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is make it easier for people to accept themselves, to like themselves.” — Bonaro Overstreet

Civilizations should be measured by “the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained.” — W.H. Auden, 20th-century English poet

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” — Jesse Jackson, 20th-century American political activist, preacher

“Animals don’t hate, and we’re supposed to be better than them.” — Elvis Presley, 20th- century American celebrity entertainer

“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” — Jonathan Swift, 17th/18th-century English satirist

“The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.” — Ann Landers, 20th-century American newspaper “advice” columnist

“Prejudice is the child of ignorance.” — William Hazlitt, early 18th-century English essayist and literary critic