World Unity in Cultural Diversity


Mikhail Gorbachev quotes on Leadership

Peace is not unity in similarity
but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.

Mahatma Gandhi: An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

I do not wish my house to be walled on all sides and my windows stuffed.
I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible.






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

Ola Joseph

Nigerian-born motivational speaker, author and trainer

Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where peoples are becoming more and more closely interconnected.

Kofi Annan

Ghanian Diplomat, 7th UN Secretary-General

I believe that strong and vibrant cultures themselves nurture tolerance and justice. All cultures worth the name protect support and encourage diversity; and justice is the practical mechanism which enables them to do so.

Nafis Sadik

Former UNFPA Executive Director

Without mutual knowledge there can be no mutual understanding; without understanding, there can be no trust and respect; without trust, there can be no peace, only the danger of conflict. This means we have to be willing and able to familiarize ourselves with the way people of other cultures think and perceive the world around them, but without losing our own standpoint in the process.

Roman Herzog

Former President of Germany

Diversity…is not casual liberal tolerance of anything not yourself. It is not polite accommodation. Instead, diversity is, in action, the sometimes painful awareness that other people, other races, other voices, other habits of mind have as much integrity of being, as much claim on the world as you do… And I urge you, amid all the differences present to the eye and mind, to reach out to create the bond that…will protect us all. We are all meant to be here together.

William M. Chase

"The Language of Action"

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

Jimmy Carter

Former US President

People can only live fully by helping others to live. When you give life to friends you truly live. Cultures can only realize their further richness by honoring other traditions. And only by respecting natural life can humanity continue to exist.

Daisaku Ikeda

Japanese educator, Buddhist philosopher and peacebuilder

Embracing diversity is one adventure after another, opening new paths of discovery that connect an understanding to caring, listening, and sharing with others who are different than ourselves.

April Holland


What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions.

Octavio Paz

 Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.

Margaret Mead

 American cultural anthropologist


World Unity in Cultural Diversity

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