Quote of André Comte-Sponville - To tolerate is to take upon...
Biography - André Comte-Sponville:
Place of birth: France
Place of birth: France
To tolerate is to take upon oneself; a tolerance that comes into being on the backs of others is no longer tolerance. To tolerate the suffering of others, to tolerate an injustice of which we are not a victim or an atrocity that we are spared is not tolerance but selfishness, indifference, or worse.
Tolérer, c'est prendre sur soi : la tolérance qui prend sur autrui n'en est plus une. Tolérer la souffrance des autres, tolérer l'injustice dont on n'est pas soi-même victime, tolérer l'horreur qui nous épargne, ce n'est plus de la tolérance : c'est de l'égoïsme.
Quotes about tolerance:
Tolerance should really only be a passing attitude: it should lead to appreciation. To tolerate is to offend.
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.
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.
Quotes about others:
Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
Quotes for: injustice
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
Quotes for: pain
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
I have only one passion, that for light, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and which has the right to happiness.
No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.
Quotes for: Egoism
Let's not be English, French or German any more. Let's be European. No, not European, let's be men. Let's be humanity. All we have to do is get rid of one last piece of egocentricity - patriotism.
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