"Tolerance is not concession, not indifference. Tolerance is the knowledge of the other. It is mutual respect through mutual understanding. Let's throw out the old myths and take up the results of current research. Man is not violent by nature. Intolerance is not 'in our genes'. Fear and ignorance are the root causes of intolerance, and its patterns can be imprinted on human psyche from an early age."
Mr. Frederico Mayor,
Director General of UNESCO, A year for Tolerance, 1995
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