Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.
Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.
Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, political, and social belief must exist if conscience and intellect alike are not to be stunted, if there is to be room for healthy growth.
Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.