Diversity Quotes Page 2
"We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race."
Poems about Life
Despite numerous differences, real friends see eye to eye on the issues that matter. Our common values, passions, concerns, and mutual respect enhance our life experiences as a whole.
Bradley Trevor Greive
Not only did my encounters with voters confirm the fundamental decency of the American people, they also reminded me that at the core of the American experience are a set of ideals that continue to stir our collective conscience; a common set of values that bind us together despite our differences ...
Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope
Unity in diversity must be the theme of our land, as well as the enjoyment of the diversities in our unity.
Muzaffar A. Ghaffaar, Unity in Diversity
Accept diversity. Accept your Self. Know that to accept your Self is to accept others and that to accept the diversity in others is to accept the diversity in your Self.
Story Waters, The Messiah Seed
There is power in diversity if you can provide sufficient leadership to stimulate that power.
Dean WIlliams, Leadership for a Fractured World
"As long as the differences and diversities of mankind exist,
democracy must allow for compromise, for accommodation,
and for the recognition of differences."
... because people live and behave in diverse social contexts,
then individuals cannot be understood independently of the
situations in which they act and interact.
B. Evan Blaine, Understanding the Psychology of Diversity
Quotes about Life
Learning to appreciate and accept that there are benefits to our diverse
life experiences is where harnessing
the power of diversity begins.
Michael A. Pitcher, Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader
A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when
an imperfect couple learns
to enjoy their differences.
"Civilizations should be measured by the degree of diversity
attained and the degree of unity retained."
"The real death of America will come when everyone is alike."
James T. Ellison
"We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think
we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races,
even alone in genders."
In an increasingly abrasive and polarized U.S. society, we believe ... in helping people develop a more thoughtful understanding of diversity and group interaction, better prepare to critically evaluate inequitable social patterns and institutions, and find ways to work in coalition with diverse others to create more socially just and inclusive relationships, practices, and social structures.
Maurianne Adams; Lee Anne Bell; Diane J. Goodman; Khyati Y. Joshi, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
Truth be told, most line managers see diversity and inclusion as an "HR issue"
or, better yet, a "diversity and inclusion officer's responsibility."
We must stop recognizing and rewarding people for simply making progress.
It's too easy for organizations to receive awards and recognition for
doing things that look good to the outside world but do little to actually
move the needle. Rather, let's reward results. Let's reward equality.
Trudy Bourgeois, Courageous Conversations About Women, Men, and Race to Spark a Diversity and Inclusion Breakthrough
"Infinite diversity in infinite combinations... symbolizing the elements
that create truth and beauty."
Commander Spock, Star Trek
One mistake ... is often organizations leap headfirst into a diversity initiative,
without recognizing the barriers within their existing hiring practices.
At every step of the recruiting practice, different organizations often put
up different barriers to attracting high-potential women.
Ruchika Tulshyan, The Diversity Advantage
I heard a wise speaker on diversity once say that "if you have a brain,
you have biases." The answer to this is not whether we have them or not,
but what we do with them. Do we need to act on everything we think or
feel? Of course not. We have that evolved frontal lobe to help us cope
with the uncomfortable or different.
Deborah Cake Fortin; John Gregory Vincent, Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way
It seems that a course on the psychology of diversity should provide
a safe space for students to think about the moral implications of inequality.
B. Evan Blaine, Understanding the Psychology of Diversity
Words of Encouragement
"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot
strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift
the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help
the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble
by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood
of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed
money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's
initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
"We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill,
a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is
nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives."
"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single
dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations
and free men."
John F. Kennedy
"The most certain test by which we judge whether a country
is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities."
Variation in temperament is necessary. Exuberance, indiscriminately
apportioned, is anarchical.
If all were effervescent, the world would be an exhausting and chaotic
place, driven to incoherence by competing enthusiasms
or becalmed by indifference to the day-to-day requirements of life.
Our species, like most, is well served by a diversity of temperaments,
a variety of energies and moods.
Kay Redfield Jamison, Exuberance: The Passion for Life
"A human being is a part of the whole that we call the universe,
a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts
and feelings, as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical
illusion of his consciousness. This illusion is a prison for us, restricting us
to our personal desires and to affection for only the few people nearest us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle
of compassion to embrace all living beings and all of nature."