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Definition of Toleration


  1. The act of tolerating; the allowance of that which is not wholly approved.
  2. Specifically, the allowance of religious opinions and modes of worship in a state when contrary to, or different from, those of the established church or belief.
  3. Hence, freedom from bigotry and severity in judgment of the opinions or belief of others, especially in respect to religious matters.

Toleration Quotations

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Khalil Gibran

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Helen Keller

Travel teaches toleration.
Benjamin Disraeli

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
Frank Lloyd Wright

No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
Martin Van Buren
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Toleration Translations

toleration in German is Duldung
toleration in Italian is sopportazione
toleration in Spanish is consentimiento
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