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Biography - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

German writer and statesman.
Born: 1749 - Died: 1832
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

Tolerance should really only be a passing attitude: it should lead to appreciation. To tolerate is to offend.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
À vrai dire, la tolérance ne devrait être qu'une attitude temporaire : elle doit conduire à la reconnaissance. Souffrir autrui, c'est l'outrager.

German
Toleranz sollte eigentlich nur eine vorübergehende Gesinnung sein : sie muß zur Anerkennung führen. Dulden heißt beleidigen.




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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.
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Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
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The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision.
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Tolerance is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
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Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
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The aim of living is Life itself.
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All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green,
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