Diversity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old diversity quotes, diversity sayings, and diversity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.     

John F. Kennedy

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

Malcolm Forbes

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

Maya Angelou

Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.

Jacqueline Woodson

Society is unity in diversity.     

George Herbert Mead

Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.

George R.R. Martin

I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.

Ani DiFranco

It is never too late to give up your prejudices.     

Henry David Thoreau

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.     

Stephen R. Covey

I have a self-made quote: Celebrate diversity, practice acceptance and may we all choose peaceful options to conflict.

Donzella Michele Malone

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.     

Martin Luther King

We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.

Catherine Pulsifer

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

A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.

Muslim Origin

Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?

Desmond Tutu

The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.


United we stand, divided we fall.     

Aesop (620 -560 B.C.)

There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don't come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity.

Isaac Asimov

The peoples of the earth are one family.     

Ruth Fulton Benedict

Diversity is the magic. It is the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.     

Thomas Berry

It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.

Mark Twain

We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.

Jimmy Carter

Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness.     

Ola Joseph

Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.     

Herbert Hoover

There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.     

Michel de Montaigne

What the world needs most is openness: Open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls.

Robert Muller

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

Anne Frank

No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.     

Mohandas K. Gandhi

The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation -- or a relationship.     

Deborah Tannen

In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.     

Audre Lorde