In the experiences of a year of the Presidency, there has come to me no other such unwelcome impression as the manifest religious intolerance which exists among many of our citizens. I hold it to be a menace to the very liberties we boast and cherish.
Whoever kindles the flames of intolerance in America is lighting a fire underneath his own home.
To know a person’s religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
Intolerance is a beautiful thing… There are people that are politically correct that want to say the cardinal sin of the hour is intolerance and I think that is a bunch of junk.
Tolerance always has limits – it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant.
I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good.
The ugliness of bigotry stands in direct contradiction to the very meaning of America.
In our country are evangelists and zealots of many different political, economic and religous persuasions whose fanatcal conviction is that all thought is divinely classified into two kinds-that which is their own and that which is false and dangerous.
And let us reflect that, having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained little if we countenance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of as bitter and bloody persecutions.
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.