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Quotes of the Day for 6 November 2003 – Diversity

One of our subscribers, a manager at an electric utility, is getting ready for Diversity Week at his plant. While I shudder at the thought of politically correct programs like that, I do cherish diversity and am happy to provide a set of quotes to match.

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The quotes:

Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one.
     - Elbert Hubbard, 1856 - 1915

The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of diversity: monotheism, monarchy, monogamy and, in our age, monomedicine. The belief that there is only one right way to live, only one right way to regulate religious, political, sexual, medical affairs is the root cause of the greatest threat to man: members of his own species, bent on ensuring his salvation, security, and sanity.
     - Thomas Szasz

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
     - Robert F. Kennedy, 1925 - 1968

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.
     - John William Gardner

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
     - John F. Kennedy, 1917 - 1963


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