Quotations for Daily Use

Diversity, Valuing differences

"All nature's difference keeps all nature's peace." Alexander Pope, (1688–1744), English poet. A major figure of the Augustan age, he is known for his caustic wit and metrical skill, especially his use of the heroic couplet.

"Common sense was sufficient to determine that it could not mean that all men were equal in fact, but in right, not all equally tall, strong, wise, handsome, active, but equally men . . . the work of the same Artist, children in the same cases entitled to the same justice." John Adams, (1735–1826), 2nd president of the US 1797–1801.

"Iíll love you even when I donít like you." Lace Harper, a character in Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon

"The great companies and teams are those that celebrate the differences. They seek harmony not uniformity. They hire talent not color. They strive for oneness not sameness." Gil Atkinson, (1827 - 1905) American businessman

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