The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
No loss by flood and lightning, no destruction of cities and temples by the hostile forces of nature, has deprived man of so many noble lives and impulses as those which his intolerance has destroyed.
New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
I could say analogously that tolerance is the affable appreciation of qualities, views, and actions of other individuals which are foreign to one’s own habits, beliefs, and tastes. Thus being tolerant does not mean being indifferent towards the actions and feelings of others. Understanding and empathy must also be present.