Intelligence and kindness hallmark tolerance,
an accomplishment born by the compassionate.
When tolerance opens to the dawn of possibilities
there is hope for transcendent insight.
Forbearance demands courage because differences can appall.
Shadows of intolerance inevitably produces ugly conflicts.
Intolerance is slavery that breeds hatred, spilling disaster
that leads into its own heart of darkness.
When immutable circumstances fetter, tolerance promotes harmony.
Gathering tolerance through empathy
we find the strengths of moderation. We follow the middle way.
Within the margins of tolerance we step into the light of hope,
the quiet brook of kindness.
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