Quotes and Sayings about Diversity



"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
(Related: Thought, Progress, Diversity, Freedom, Intellect, Man, Right, Will)

"Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation, the social fabric of the region by and large is one."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Diversity, Nation)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Creativity, Diversity, Europe)

"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Care, Stars)

"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
(Related: People, Diversity, Nation, Needs, Respect, State, Want)

"I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony as by the many-sidedness of truth."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Truth, Diversity)

"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
(Related: Humor, Love, America, Americans, Countries, Diversity, Sense)

"Europe itself is an embodiment of this diversity."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Diversity, Europe)

"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
(Related: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

"Each member of the band has varied influences, and the same diversity is reflected in our fanbase."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Diversity)

"We are increasingly recognising and accepting, respecting and celebrating, our cultural diversity."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Diversity)

"Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Character, Diversity)

"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
(Related: Men, Diversity, Man)

"One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Nature, Thought, Country, Day, Diversity)

"In such a diversity it was impossible I should be disposed to melancholy."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Diversity, Melancholy)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Food, HusbDiversity, Restaurants)

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

"We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Diversity, Light, Nation, Sky, Stars)

"I have never wavered from my intention to advance the cause of diversity in new and more effective ways."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Funny, Artists, Beach, Diversity, Want)

"Delaware State has established itself as an institution of excellence in its own right and attracts a diversity of students from various races, socio-economic status and locations."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Diversity, Excellence, Right, State, Students)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Delight, Diversity, Europe, Old, Unity)

"You know, there are not only - all of the networks, and I mean every television news operation and print and radio and magazines, newspapers, all of them, are remiss in the diversity area. I mean, none of these organizations have reached a level of parity."
- Connie Chung
(Related: Diversity, News, Newspapers, Television)

"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
(Related: Legal, Adoption, Country, Diversity, Identity, Italy, Protection, Uniqueness)

"What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Debate, Diversity)

"Nonetheless, I sense that it will be the task of the future to somehow synthesize the sheer diversity of our present resources into a more organic and well-ordered procedure."
- George Crumb
(Related: Diversity, Future, Present, Sense, Will)

"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
(Related: Music, Composers, Diversity, Today)

"In recent years, breweries and brew pubs have flourished across the Nation. And, as the Representative from Oregon's fourth district, I have enjoyed seeing the diversity that craft brewery has fueled across the Nation."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Diversity, Nation, Years)

"I think that this misses out on some of the interesting narrative realities, which is that it actually doesn't work very well, that eliminating diversity is actually a really good way to make a species and its individuals less robust."
- Cory Doctorow
(Related: Work, Diversity)

"They are unique in the simplicity, the diversity, the related harmony of the forms of life that they enclose."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: 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
(Related: Heart, Strength, Diversity, Nation)

"It would be nice to redefine ourselves - at the moment we are drowning in diversity. That's not a bad thing, its just going to take a while before we refocus."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Diversity)

"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Art, Thinking)

"The Internet offers authors and their readers a new diversity of opportunities and freedom."
- Frederick Forsyth
(Related: Diversity, Freedom, Internet)

"The overwhelming triumph of the international multimedia conglomerate has resulted in less diversity within the field and has made it much harder for newer writers not only to break in, but to make any kind of a living while doing so."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Diversity, Living, Writers)

"I don't think things are moving toward an omega point; I think they're moving toward more diversity."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Diversity)

"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
(Related: Talent, Diversity, Man, Measure, Nothing)

"In a post-9/11 world, diversity has become even more important."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Diversity, Post, World)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Society, Diversity, Key, Today, World)

"We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration."
- Josefa Iloilo
(Related: Development, Inspiration, Strength, Distrust, Diversity)

"Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions... Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Progress, Diversity, President)

"The current diversity visa program does a disservice to our immigration policy and to those immigrants who have moved through the more traditional process that allows them to lawfully reside in this country."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Policy, Country, Diversity)

"Dallas was a Black and White society at that time; it didn't have the diversity it has now."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Poetry, Power, Arrogance, Concern, Diversity, Existence, Limitations, Man, Richness)

"If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Diversity, End, Help, Now, World)

"Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Power, People, Muslim, America, Discrimination, Diversity, Gay, Violence)

"Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life; any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished, if not diseased."
- Joe Klein
(Related: Life, American, Diversity)

"Allow the diversity to exist. There is nothing wrong with it. Hell, we put up with the religious right-we can put up with transgendered human beings."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Diversity, Hell, Nothing, Religious, Right, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, Diversity, Talk)

"The important thing is the diversity available on the Web."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Diversity)

"We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: 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
(Related: Religion, Belief, Values, Virtue, Civil rights, Diversity, Ideals, Parents)

"Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened by a range of problems, including global climate change, energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss of biodiversity."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Dependence, Energy, Environment, Loss, Problems)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Complexity, Diversity, Evolution)

"I've always been very left of center and the radio never had much diversity and film did."
- Cliff Martinez
(Related: Diversity, Film)

"Our party believes in diversity, not uniformity."
- Francis Maude
(Related: Diversity, Party)

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

"Diversity gives our city a competitive edge."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Diversity)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Court, Diversity, Interest, states, United, University, Value)

"When I perform, I like to immerse myself in the music, and I just try to get off on the diversity of music."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Music, Diversity)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Churches, Culture, Diversity, states, Understanding, United, Years)

"Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future."
- Michael Palin
(Related: People, Hope, Complexity, Diversity, Future, Violence, Want, World)

"Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it is desirable to have represented as great a diversity of intellectual tradition, social milieu and personal character as possible."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Character, Diversity, Respect, Tradition)

"I really respond to diversity, a broader landscape, with actors of different ages and races and backgrounds."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: Actors, Diversity)

"We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion."
- Max de Pree
(Related: Ideas, Dignity, Diversity, Exercise, Healing, Joy, May, Space)

"When I see the cultural diversity that exists today, I feel that we must defend it, and we need Europe, because otherwise we are going to live in a society with a single model, the Anglo-American model."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Society, Diversity, Europe, Today)

"It's important to show that, while authorizing the demonstrations and promoting diversity of opinion, the Republic can't allow itself to be undermined from within."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Diversity, Opinion)

"Obviously, there is diversity, but Europe is a union of diversity."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Diversity, Europe)

"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."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

"There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Business, Society, Talent, People, Charity, Diversity, Doctors, Leaders)

"I was never a leading man. I've always been in the outer concentric circles in the company, being a character actor, which is a good place to be. It gives you that diversity."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Character, Actor, Being, Company, Diversity, Leading, Man)

"Oman overall has great animal and plant biodiversity because it has mountains, desert, coastal areas and rich coral reefs."
- Saadi
(Related: Mountains)

"Here's the thing, for me at least: this is a huge genre now. It wasn't always so. Not so many years ago, it wasn't so. There is a tremendous diversity in fantasy today."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Diversity, Fantasy, Now, Today, Years)

"If giving points to some students to achieve greater diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution, how can the awarding of points to the children of a less diverse alumni be upheld?"
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Children, Constitution, Diversity, Giving, Students)

"But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts designed to achieve greater diversity are, in the end, not race neutral."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Diversity, End, Race)

"Diversity on the bench is critical. As practitioners, you need judges who 'get it!' We need judges who understand what discrimination feels like. We need judges who understand what inequality feels like. We need judges who understand the subtleties of unfair treatment and who are willing to call it out when they see it!"
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Discrimination, Diversity, Inequality, Judges, Treatment)

"In bodies moved, the motion is received, increased, diminished, or lost, according to the relations of the quantity of matter and velocity; each diversity is uniformity, each change is constancy."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Change, Constancy, Diversity, Quantity)

"I like to eat and I love the diversity of foods."
- David Soul
(Related: Love, Diversity)

"The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Time, Diversity, Republicans)

"We're stunned by the diversity of rocks. This stuff looks like it was put into a blender."
- Steven Squyres
(Related: Diversity)

"Catholicism is a wide tent in terms of political and legal positions. We could have nine Catholics on the Supreme Court and a great deal of diversity toward the law."
- Cass Sunstein
(Related: Legal, Catholicism, Court, Diversity, Law)

"All my life I've been looking for diversity."
- Max von Sydow
(Related: Life, Diversity)

"As president of Iraq, I shall strive to represent the diversity of a country that has too often in the past denied difference."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Country, Difference, Diversity, Iraq, Past, President)

"The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world safe for diversity."
- U. Thant
(Related: War, Goal, Diversity, Today, Wage, World)

"The whole path of American music has been so much about the recognition of stylistic diversity, and the recognition of the importance of music which was from one of the vernacular traditions."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Music, American, Diversity, Importance, Traditions)

"I also have an idea for a book on biodiversity, and why and how we should be conserving it."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Idea)

"Neither was there any heresy, or diversity of opinion, or disputing about the matter, till the pope had gathered a council to confirm this transubstantiation: wherefore it is most likely that this opinion came up by them of latter days."
- William Tyndale
(Related: Diversity, Heresy, Opinion)

"Common sense tells us that this explosion of media sources should eliminate any concern over a lack of diversity of views in the marketplace and competition."
- Fred Upton
(Related: Common sense, Competition, Concern, Diversity, Media)

"The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world's poor."
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Related: Benefits, Poor, World)

"From a very early age, I made my decisions based on careers that I admire. The one thing that all the actresses I love have in common is that they have diversity in their careers."
- Olivia Wilde
(Related: Love, Age, Careers, Decisions, Diversity)

"We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people."
- Roger Wilkins
(Related: People, Creativity, Hope, Diversity, Energy, Problems)

"We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Humanity)

"The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Destruction, Diversity, Folly, Loss, Now, Will, Years)

"There was an opening in the ER program at King Drew, so I spent the next month there, fascinated with the range of pathology that I observed, the diversity of skill that the ER physicians had to acquire, the variety of cases, and the ability to interact closely with people."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: People, Ability, Diversity, Physicians, Skill, Variety)