Famous Quotes on Inclusivity and Well-Being

Motivational Quotes on Diversity and Inclusion


by Whitney Hopler, Communications Manager

Diversity and inclusion are vital aspects of well-being because each person contributes uniquely valuable strengths to their community that help everyone thrive together. Research shows that the inclusivity skills people gain from diverse relationships leads to greater well-being. These famous quotes on inclusivity and well-being can motivate you to learn well from others:

“Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn and we all have something to teach.” – Helen Henderson

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

“It’s important to recognize that expanding the circle of opportunity and increasing the democratic potential of our own society, as well as those across the world, is a continuing process of inclusion.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton

“Love: always inclusive, never divisive.” – Renae A. Sauter

“Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?” – Desmond Tutu

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

“I believe that we all have a social responsibility to one another – no matter who, no matter where. We are all connected; we are all human. Everyone on this planet deserves love. Everyone on this planet deserves to be loved.” – Akiroq Brost

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

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” – Malcolm Forbes

“You have to stick up for what you believe in. And that, to me, is the biggest thing you can do about driving inclusion.” – Ginni Rometty

“Diversity and inclusion are always something industries should strive for.” – Halima Aden

“Urging an organization to be inclusive is not an attack. It’s progress.” – DaShanne Stokes

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” – Max de Pree

“Just like the pebble, we are all unique. When we can come to accept, love, and respect, our own uniqueness then, just maybe, we can come to accept the uniqueness of others.” – Michelle Emson

“Tolerance is a poor substitute for embrace.” – Jamie Arpin-Ricci

“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.

“We are less when we don’t include everyone.” – Stuart Milk

“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.” – Cesar Chavez

“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.” – Jintao Hu

“We are at a time in our country’s history that inclusive language is better than exclusive language.” – Barack Obama

“Inclusion and fairness in the workplace is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.” – Alexis Herman

“One of the hallmarks of social wellness is being inclusive, not exclusive, with our friendship.” – Laurie Buchanan

“Inclusion creates a relationship and cultural context where peace can flourish.” – Judith Snow

“Inclusion is not a strategy to help people fit into the systems and structures which exist in our societies. It is about transforming those systems and structures to make it better for everyone. Inclusion is about creating a better world for everyone.” – Diane Richler

“Peace requires everyone to be in the circle – wholeness, inclusion.” – Isabel Allende

“The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord.” – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

“The way to be successful is find a way to be inclusive of everybody that lives in a targeted area. It’s the difference between an attitude that looks at diversity and assumes you can be successful despite it, versus an attitude that looks at diversity and assumes you can be successful as a result of it.” – Magic Johnson

“If you want a strong society, it has to be inclusive. If you have to push a boulder up a hill, do you want 10 people or 100? If you weed out color or gender, you get 10.” – Cyndi Lauper

“Inclusion is extremely important for kids with and without disabilities.” – Clay Aiken

“When you do learn these things, when you understand what inclusion is, then we can accomplish greater things together.” – Aldis Hodge

“Exclusion is always dangerous. Inclusion is the only safety if we are to have a peaceful world.” – Pearl S. Buck

“If the cause of poverty is marginalization, the cure is inclusion.” –  Richard John Neuhaus

“When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization.” – Pat Wadors

“When you’re finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people?” – Frank Borman

“Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do.” – Marco Bizzari