Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe, (1749-1832) German writer, statesman

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote

“Tolerance comes of age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other.”

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ratings and Comments

  • 1
  • Reply
    Anonymous    11/8/10

    tolerances comes with age. i see no fault committed that i myself could not have committed at some time or other

    Mike, Norwalk

    Beyond tolerance is the young child's absolute love and acceptance of others. If I recognize faults that I would not have committed while the I am loves enemies, blesses them that curse me, do good to them that hate me, and pray for them who despitefully use me, and persecute me; is that even better than aged tolerance ? (I believe it to be) That all being said, the quote applies to the majority of those that have traveled through this temporal sojourn and came out on the other side happy.

    Ron w13, Or

    Forgiveness is of the divine nature. Tolerance is the ability to keep the doors of the rescue mission open, to those that appose themselves. Tribulation experience, experience patience, patience worketh hope, not to be ashamed of.
    Happy is he who condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

    jim k, austin tx

    To tolerate another seems to mean that you are somehow better than that person. Perhaps a better word than"tolerance" would be "acceptance".

    Ron w13, Or

    Not for every one Anonymous, The commandment to " Be ye Separate " comes to mind. As with our pledge " One Nation Under God." We do not compromise the Truth of separation, but love and pray for those that do not embrace our type of Liberty and Freedom. Tolerance is longsuffering. I have met those that would hate their neighbor, till their dying day. Rather than pray for him. Such as Hamas and Israel.

    E Archer, NYC

    jim, how about 'Patient' and 'Understanding' and 'Empathetic' ? Everything is relative, I suppose -- how 'tolerant' can you be when you are being crushed? Sometimes you have to take your stand in the midst of resistance. I can be tolerant of strong winds, but that doesn't mean I stop steering the boat and let the wind blow me to the rocks. I think I am fairly 'tolerant' but it is not without limit. ;-)


    Get a Quote-a-Day!

    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box daily.