|John F. Kennedy's Quotes|
"If we cannot end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity."
|Joshua Lieban's Quotes|
"Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without
necessarily sharing or accepting them."
|Edna St. Vincent Millay's Quotes|
"Let us forget such words, and all they mean, as Hatred, Bitterness and Rancor, Greed, Intolerance, Bigotry. Let us renew our faith and pledge to Man, his right to be Himself, and free."
|James Madison's Quotes|
"We hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, that religion,
or the duty we owe our Creator and the manner of discharging it,
can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.
The religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and
conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it
as these may dictate. This right is in its nature an unalienable right."
|Thomas Jefferson's Quotes|
"The legitimate powers
of government extend to such acts
only as are injurious to others.
But it does me no injury
for my neighbor to say
there are twenty gods, or no God.
It neither picks my pocket
nor breaks my leg."
"Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions,
any more than our opinions in physics or geometry."
|James Otis's Quotes|
"There can be no prescription old enough to supersede the Law of Nature
and the grant of God Almighty, who has given to all men a natural right
to be free, and they have it ordinarily in their power to make
themselves so, if they please."
Signed the Constitution and a member of the Continental Congress
"The rights essential to happiness...
We claim them from a higher source -
from the King of kings and Lord of all the earth.
They are not annexed to us by parchments and seals.
They are created in us by the decrees of Providence."
|William Penn's Quotes|
"Those people who will not be governed by God
will be ruled by tyrants."
|Justice Robert H. Jackson's Quotes|
"The day that this country
ceases to be free for irreligion,
it will cease to be free
|John Biggs, Jr.'s Quotes|
"Let us revise our views
and work from the premise
that all laws should be
for the welfare of society
as a whole and not directed
at the punishment of sins."
noted historian and Thomas Jefferson biographer
"The fact that we became a nation and immediately separated church
and state -- it has saved us from all the misery that has beset mankind
with inquisitions, internecine and civil wars, and other assorted ills."
French mathematician and philosopher
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction."
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