57+ Best Diversity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Diversity is the fact of many different types of things or people being included in something; a range of different things or people. Inspirational diversity quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Diversity Quotes

Society is unity in diversity. George Herbert Mead

Diversity is about all of us and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together. Jacqueline Woodson

Our concern is to heal. Our concern is to bring together. Harold Washington

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity Martin Luther King, Jr

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. Malcolm Forbes

We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be very boring. Catherine Pulsifer

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences. M. Scott Peck

We have a very diverse environment and a very inclusive culture, and those characteristics got us through the tough times. Diversity generated a better strategy, better risk management, better debates, and better outcomes. Alan Joyce

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. Stephen Covey

Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things. Claudia Brind-Woody

Talent perceives differences; genius, unity. William Butler Yeats

In the end, as any successful teacher will tell you, you can only teach the things that you are. If we practice racism then it is racism we teach Max Lerner

We have to transcend our differences to transform our future. Antonio Guterres

A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. Sundar Pichai

Diversity is a mix and inclusion is making the mix work. Andrés Tapia

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity, there is beauty, and there is strength. Maya Angelou

No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive. Mahatma Gandhi

The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection. Thomas Berry

A democracy thrives on diversity. Tyranny oppresses it. Sam Brownback

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. Mahatma Gandhi

Too many of us still believe our differences define us. John Lewis

The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs. Denise Morrison

Before God, we are all equally wise, and equally foolish. Albert Einstein

Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed Mary Parker Follett

When we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us. Ava DuVernay

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences Audre Lorde

The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity  that it’s this or maybe that you have just one large statement; it is this. Chinua Achebe

Diversity is not how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness. Ola Joseph

We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people. Roger Wilkins

Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation Doris Kearns Goodwin

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. John F. Kennedy

We all want something to offer. This is how we belong. It’s how we feel included. So if we want to include everyone, we have to help everyone develop their talents and use their gifts for the good of the community. That’s what inclusion means  everyone is a contributes. Melinda Gates

You don’t have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices. Don Lemon

Companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers. Josh Bersin

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible  the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. Virginia Satir

We need to resist the tyranny of low expectations. We need to open our eyes to the inequality that remains. We won’t unlock the full potential of the workplace until we see how far from equality we really are. Sheryl Sandberg

You do not want to be in a creative organization with everybody being like-minded and stroking each other’s creative egos. You want differences of opinion constructively. Cate Blanchett

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. Stephen R. Covey

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. Maya Angelou

Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth Jesse Jackson

Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. Jane Goodall

Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without. William Sloane Coffin Jr

Leadership should be focused on extending the ladder of opportunity for everyone. Justin Trudeau

When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and bUnity in diversity quotes

Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together. Jacqueline Woodson

We all have the ability to promote a culture of acceptance and inclusion  and that is something I believe every leader has a responsibility to do. It starts with having a dialogue until we are all comfortable and no longer have the fear of saying the wrong thing. Inga Beale

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar  but it gets the best results. Megan Smith

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences Audre Lorde

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. Bono

Gender and racially diverse teams perform better, innovate more, and improve economic quality Stephanie Lampkin

Sometimes we are separated by differences, and sometimes we are united by common ideals of respect and compassion. Paul Watson

Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make every day. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace and not just tolerate diversity Nellie Borrero

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. Mahatma Gandhi

What’s often ignored is that diversity is not only a pipeline or recruiting issue. It’s an issue of making the people who do make it through the pipeline want to stay at your company Andrea Barrica