"We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring."
"It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races."
"We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams."
"If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity."
John F. Kennedy
"Diversity is not about how we differ.
Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness."
"At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being,
only once on this earth;
and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time."
"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place."
"America is not like a blanket - one piece of unbroken cloth. America is more like a quilt - many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together by a common thread."
Rev. Jesse Jackson
"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
"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together."
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
"Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men."
"Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day."
"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same."
"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color."
"A society that does not recognize that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom."
Fredrich August von Hayek