In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month, I’ve gathered some of my favorite diversity quotes to share with you. History is so important! There is so much to learn from history and from each other on a daily basis that it is truly the spice of life!
The point is, what we all must do is rejoice in our diversity. Similarly,we must focus on our commonalities and learn tolerance and patience. What’s more, these are basic principles of justice and equality that we expect as citizens of this earth. The truth is, every one of us is a miracle simply by the fact of existence, if nothing more.
Furthermore, we all have the same emotions and we all want what is best for our families. We also know that today is the miracle and there’s no time like now to make positive changes in lifestyles and behaviors.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve been painfully aware of how many people around me tried to “insist that everyone be just like them”. In other words, if someone was different in any way, it seemed to be an absolute crime. Growing up in a small town with an unusually diverse culture, that’s a behavior I found in my home that I never understood and did not agree with.
However, I don’t pat myself on the back for that because I was born with a questioning mind. I’ve simply never accepted the “status quo” without questioning it. I can’t remember a time in my life when disparaging remarks about any group or individual didn’t deeply bother me.
Diversity is a joy!
In fact, the world is full of so many, many different cultures and beautiful stories. Why must people box themselves into a particular belief system? Why not continue to grow and expand our awareness of the beauty that surrounds us each day? I encourage sentient beings everywhere to find their common grounds and learn to live in peace.
That’s why, in honor of my own indigenous ancestry, the POC in my life, the world, and all sentient beings of the universe, I offer you a few of my favorite quotes that touch on the subject of diversity. You are welcome to use them by opening them up in a scrolling lightbox. Then, you may download, email, or post to social media. Enjoy my friends and remember, together we light the way. 🔥
Diversity Quotes for Hope, Strength, and Courage