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Diversity quotes can be thought provoking conversation starters to a sometimes difficult and contentious topic. The first book authored by our founder, Bob Terry, was about diversity and titled For Whites Only.

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Our daily lives, both personal and professional, are enhanced by an awareness of diversity of opinion and application of knowledge. Our gender, ethnicity, educational background, and religious faith all contribute to who we are and are part of our personal diversity.   

"Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle. ~ George R.R. Marti

"I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap." ~ Ani DiFranc

"It is never too late to give up your prejudices." ~   Henry David Thoreau

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." ~ Martin Luther King

"Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?" ~ Desmond Tutu

"Strength lies in differences, not in similarities." ~  Stephen R. Covey

"United we stand, divided we fall."   ~ Aesop (620 -560 B.C.)

"I have a self-made quote: Celebrate diversity, practice acceptance and may we all choose peaceful options to conflict."  ~ Donzella Michele Malone

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."  ~ Martin Luther King

"We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring. ~ Catherine Pulsifer

"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

"A lot of different flowers make a bouquet." ~ Muslim Origin

"Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?" ~ Desmond Tutu

"The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world." ~ Democritus

"United we stand, divided we fall."  ~ Aesop (620 -560 B.C.)

"There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don't come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity. ~ Isaac Asimov

"The peoples of the earth are one family."  ~ Ruth Fulton Benedict

"Diversity is the magic. It is the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection." 

Thomas Berry

"It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races."  ~ Mark Twain

"We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams." ~ Jimmy Carter

Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness."   ~ Ola Joseph

"“Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men."   ~ Herbert Hoover

"There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity."  ~ Michel de Montaigne

What the world needs most is openness: Open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls."  ~ Robert Muller

"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same." ~.Anne Frank

"No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive."    ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

"The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation -- or a relationship."      

~ Deborah Tannen

"In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction."  ~ Audre Lord

"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." ~ Maya Angelou

"Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together." ~ Jacqueline Woodson

"If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity."  ~ John F. Kennedy

"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together." ~ Malcolm Forbes

"Society is unity in diversity."   ~ George Herbert Mead

"I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap."  ~ Ani DiFranco

"It is never too late to give up your prejudices."   ~ Henry David Thoreau

"I have a self-made quote: Celebrate diversity, practice acceptance and may we all choose peaceful options to conflict."  ~ Donzella Michele Malone

"We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring." ~ Catherine Pulsife

"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

"The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world." ~ Democritus

"There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don't come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity."  ~ Isaac Asimov

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