The Virtue Of Tolerance

The peak of tolerance is most readily achieved by those who are not burdened with convictions.

…..Alexander Chase

Tolerance is a Virtue

Tolerance is a rare and important virtue. What underlies tolerance is the recognition that there is plenty of room in the world for alternatives to coexist, and that if one is offended by what others do, it is because one has let it get under one’s skin. We tolerate others best when we know how to tolerate ourselves – learning how to do so is one aim of the civilized life.

Tolerance vs Intolerance

Tolerance and its opposite, intolerance, are not or even invariably forms of acceptance or rejection respectively. One can tolerate a belief or a practice without accepting it oneself.

Meditations for the Humanist
Meditations for the Humanist: Ethics for a Secular Age

A.C. Grayling

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