Tolerance Test

Famous quotes containing the words tolerance and/or test:

    In full view of his television audience, he preached a new religion—or a new form of Christianity—based on faith in financial miracles and in a Heaven here on earth with a water slide and luxury hotels. It was a religion of celebrity and showmanship and fun, which made a mockery of all puritanical standards and all canons of good taste. Its standard was excess, and its doctrines were tolerance and freedom from accountability.
    New Yorker (April 23, 1990)

    It is the test of a novel writer’s art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass; but the reader may be sure that it is always there.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)