Quotations on Diversity

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The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Thought, Progress, Diversity, Freedom, Intellect, Man, Right, Will)

We are the only country in the world that has taken people from so many different backgrounds, which is a great achievement by itself, but an even greater achievement is that we have turned all of that variety and diversity into unity.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: People, Achievement, Country, Diversity, Unity, Variety, World)

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Beauty, Time, People, Strength, Diversity, Parents)

To be in Florence is to reflect on Europe's intricate diversity - and its lost creativity.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Creativity, Diversity, Europe)

I think Maine needs people. It needs diversity. It needs to be able to respect people. Openness is crucial for this state because we don't want to be known for having the oldest state in the nation. We want young families.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: People, Diversity, Nation, Needs, Respect, State, Want)

I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is.
- Antonio Banderas
(Keywords: Humor, Love, America, Americans, Countries, Diversity, Sense)

Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Keywords: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual; but we are interested in the diversity of these traits in groups of men found in different geographical areas and in different social classes.
- Franz Boas
(Keywords: Men, Diversity, Man)

The fact is that the diversity in this political class serves the same interest as diversity in any arena, which is it stirs the competitive pot.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: Class, Diversity, Fact, Interest)

Mostly I enjoy the restaurants (my husband is a chef), though I wish we had a wider diversity of ethnic food.
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Keywords: Food, Husband, Diversity, Restaurants)

Bring diversity back to agriculture. That's what made it work in the first place.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Work, Agriculture, Diversity, First)

I have never wavered from my intention to advance the cause of diversity in new and more effective ways.
- Jeb Bush
(Keywords: Cause, Diversity, Intention)

Florida is a place of unparalleled diversity of backgrounds, experiences and vision. It makes our culture unique, but it can also make it difficult to define a common identity and create a sense of community that reaches beyond our neighborhoods to all corners of our state.
- Jeb Bush
(Keywords: Vision, Community, Culture, Diversity, Identity, Sense, State)

The British are so funny. It's like they can't believe I lived in Hackney. 'You could live in Bondi Beach. Why would you want to live in 'Ackney?' But Hackney's fantastic. I'm serious. There are so many artists there. I loved the markets, the parks, the pubs, the diversity. It was a cultural melting-pot.
- Rose Byrne
(Keywords: Funny, Artists, Beach, Diversity, Want)

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.
- Cesar Chavez
(Keywords: Community, Diversity, Help, Nation, Parents, Students)

She's a reflection of my fascination with the diversity of America she's totally normal in New York, but a freak in Texas. There are dozens of such clashes in America.
- Lee Child
(Keywords: America, Diversity, Reflection)

The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration.
- Carol P. Christ
(Keywords: Death, Life, Nature, Delight, Diversity, Europe, Old, Unity)

Italy advocates the adoption of a legal instrument on cultural diversity, guaranteeing every country the protection of its own historical identity and the uniqueness of its physical and intangible cultural heritage.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Keywords: Legal, Adoption, Country, Diversity, Identity, Italy, Protection, Uniqueness)

I am certain that most composers today would consider today's music to be rich, not to say confusing, in its enormous diversity of styles, technical procedures, and systems of esthetics.
- George Crumb
(Keywords: Music, Composers, Diversity, Today)

They are unique in the simplicity, the diversity, the related harmony of the forms of life that they enclose.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Keywords: Life, Diversity, Harmony, Simplicity)

I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength - it's diversity.
- Melissa Etheridge
(Keywords: Heart, Strength, Diversity, Nation)

How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn't completely understood... he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against.
- Edward T. Hall
(Keywords: Talent, Diversity, Man, Measure, Nothing)

Today we're dealing with metropolitan Shanghai, metropolitan New Delhi or Paris. If we're competing at that level, our diversity, that richness of people coming from so many different backgrounds, is one of our greatest advantages.
- John Hickenlooper
(Keywords: People, Diversity, Paris, Richness, Today)

Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.
- Jinato Hu
(Keywords: Society, Diversity, Key, Today, World)

Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions... Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Keywords: Life, Diversity, Light, Spirit, Unity)

The Young Women's Christian Association is nourished by its roots in Christianity and, at the same time, over the years, it's been enriched by beliefs and values from all kinds of places, even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity.
- Patricia Ireland
(Keywords: Time, Women, Values, Christian, Christianity, Beliefs, Diversity, Fact, Years)

America's strength is not our diversity; our strength is our ability to unite people of different backgrounds around common principles. A common language is necessary to reach that goal.
- Ernest Istook
(Keywords: People, Goal, Strength, Ability, America, Diversity, Language, Principles)

My father was the son of immigrants, and he grew up bilingual, but English is what my father taught me and what he spoke to me. America's strength is not our diversity; it is our ability to unite around common principles even when we come from different backgrounds.
- Ernest Istook
(Keywords: Father, Son, Strength, Ability, America, Diversity, English, Principles)

President Obama celebrates diversity, yet instinctively seeks common ground and builds on that common ground to make progress.
- Valerie Jarrett
(Keywords: Progress, Diversity, President)

Dallas was a Black and White society at that time; it didn't have the diversity it has now.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Keywords: Society, Time, Diversity, Now)

I think that New York is the city of all cities. There is so much diversity there. I also like that when I go there, I can catch a play or musical and see some of the most talented people practicing their craft.
- Kevin Johnson
(Keywords: People, Cities, Diversity, Play)

First, Darwinian theory tells us how a certain amount of diversity in life forms can develop once we have various types of complex living organisms already in existence.
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Keywords: Life, Diversity, Existence, First, Living, Theory)

A lot of companies make diversity a part of the performance goals against which an executive gets paid. Just as you have to make a certain sales number, you have to make a diversity number to get your bonus.
- Vernon Jordan
(Keywords: Goals, Performance, Diversity, Sales)

There are the further difficulties of building a population out of a diversity of races, each at a different stage of cultural evolution, some in need of restraint, many in need of protection; everywhere a bewildering Babel of tongues.
- Arthur Keith
(Keywords: Building, Difficulties, Diversity, Evolution, Population, Protection, Restraint)

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Poetry, Power, Arrogance, Concern, Diversity, Existence, Limitations, Man, Richness)

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
- Robert Kennedy
(Keywords: America, Diversity, Freedom, Man, Religious)

The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.
- Johannes Kepler
(Keywords: Nature, Diversity, Mind, Order)

Despite the amazing diversity we're blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different races and religions.
- Steve Kerr
(Keywords: Sports, Opportunity, Country, Diversity, Kids, Schools)

For as long as the power of America's diversity is diminished by acts of discrimination and violence against people just because they are black, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Muslim or gay, we still must overcome.
- Ron Kind
(Keywords: Power, People, Muslim, America, Discrimination, Diversity, Gay, Violence)

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Family, Life, Diversity, Talk)

We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.
- Tim Berners Lee
(Keywords: Thought, Diversity, World)

The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.
- Jonathan Lethem
(Keywords: Religion, Belief, Values, Virtue, Civil rights, Diversity, Ideals, Parents)

The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government.
- James Madison
(Keywords: Government, Diversity, First, Rights, Property, Protection)

I have been interested in phenomena involving complexity, diversity and evolution since I was a young boy.
- Murray Gell Mann
(Keywords: Complexity, Diversity, Evolution)

Society is unity in diversity.
- George H. Mead
(Keywords: Society, Diversity, Unity)

Because it's dance music, you can't really have a lot of changing in there. It's really not for me because there's too much repetition. I like more diversity.
- Ikue Mori
(Keywords: Music, Dance, Diversity, Repetition)

In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity.
- Samuel George Morton
(Keywords: Character, Diversity, Extreme, Humanity, Nations, Present, Race)

We can take full comfort in realizing the continuing strength of our nation. America's lands remain radiantly rich with diversity, and freedom still reigns.
- Ben Nelson
(Keywords: Strength, America, Comfort, Diversity, Freedom, Nation)

If diversity is what is a central value in every selective university in the United States, then it ought to be seen as a compelling interest by the Supreme Court.
- Eleanor Holmes Norton
(Keywords: Court, Diversity, Interest, states, United, University, Value)

You get more churches burned down in the United States in the last two years than in the last hundred, because of the lack of understanding of culture and diversity and the beauty of it.
- Edward James Olmos
(Keywords: Beauty, Churches, Culture, Diversity, states, Understanding, United, Years)



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