Prejudice Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Prejudice

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Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
~By Albert Einstein ~


I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices. I do not, however, value them.
~By Howard Barker ~


Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
~By William James ~


If you were black, you experienced prejudice. It wasn't a real horrible thing for us; we went through it. We noticed it mostly in the South and in Las Vegas, where we couldn't stay in the hotels where we entertained. But that began to change.
~By Harold Nicholas ~


The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
~By Clint Eastwood ~


Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
~By Robert Peel ~


But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning, which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science, has its origin in these debates.
~By Robert B. Laughlin ~


Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
~By William Hazlitt ~


I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves.
~By Major Taylor ~


I'm free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
~By W. C. Fields ~


And I like the look on people's faces when I say I'm doing this movie called Pride and Prejudice and they kind of smile, and then I say I'm in a movie called Doom and they kind of do a double take and try and put the two things together. And they never quite manage to.
~By Rosamund Pike ~


What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in cultural prejudice. The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
~By Maxim Gorky ~


Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
~By Robert Hall ~


I have no prejudice against male or female.
~By John Lone ~


I never let prejudice stop me from what I wanted to do in this life.
~By Sarah Louise Delany ~


History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.
~By Will Durant ~


Because it equates tradition with prejudice, the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse with ordinary people in their common language.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


We don't have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago, but today it is more educated.
~By Edward James Olmos ~


Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
~By Maya Angelou ~


Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
~By Dan Castellaneta ~


I am not prejudiced against the Negro. When I was governor, I did more to help the Negroes in our State than any previous Governor, and I think you can find Negro leaders in the State who will attest to this fact.
~By Strom Thurmond ~


Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices.
~By Denis Diderot ~


Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us.
~By John Jay Chapman ~


It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary, who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers, to charge them with prejudice.
~By Paul Harris ~


The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~


The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.
~By Marcel Proust ~


Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.
~By Ben Hecht ~


Science, almost from its beginnings, has been truly international in character. National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth.
~By Irving Langmuir ~


Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


You have to liberate yourself first from the prejudices of the world in which you live.
~By Donald Kagan ~


By competent evidence, is meant such as the nature of the thing to be proved requires; and by satisfactory evidence, is meant that amount of proof, which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind, beyond any reasonable doubt.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice.
~By Joey Skaggs ~


Prejudices are not easily got rid of as an old coat which is no longer thought of.
~By Nicolas Malebranche ~


Indeed, there are so many prejudices against everyday middle-class values on college campuses, and serving in the military and being pro-American just seems to be one of them.
~By Jack Kingston ~


Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence - but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease.
~By Sean Bean ~


A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives.
~By Robert Emmet ~


Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


The prejudice was so bad in the United States at that time that a dark person with a white person would not be served in a restaurant. My father, mother, and I would try it occasionally. We would sit there, and the food would never come.
~By Amar Bose ~


I have only one prejudice in horseflesh - I do not like a white one.
~By Ernest Thompson Seton ~


I'm the result of upbringing, class, race, gender, social prejudices, and economics. So I'm a victim again. A result.
~By James Hillman ~


It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.
~By Lillian Hellman ~


The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
~By Kurt Vonnegut ~


To advocate a New Order was to seek freedom and respect for peoples without prejudice, and to seek a stable basis for the existence all peoples, equally, and free of threats.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.
~By Jane Austen ~


The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.
~By Ezra Pound ~


The glaring injustice is there for all who are not blinded by prejudice to see.
~By Bram Fischer ~


This is the great object held out by this association; and the means of attaining it is illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice.
~By Adam Weishaupt ~


It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
~By Luther Burbank ~


I paint according to the moment and the theme. I don't have any prejudice. Life concerns me.
~By Ralph Allen ~


The show doesn't drive home a lesson, but it can open up people's minds enough for them to see how stupid every kind of prejudice can be.
~By Redd Foxx ~


Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is a deep-seated evil within our society.
~By Judith Light ~


The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.
~By Alexander Cockburn ~


But alas, they are all sadly deficient, because they leave us under the domination of political and religious prejudices; and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.
~By Adam Weishaupt ~


I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
~By Clint Eastwood ~


The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
~By Frederick II ~


If people are informed they will do the right thing. It's when they are not informed that they become hostages to prejudice.
~By Charlayne Hunter-Gault ~


People must realize that a crime motivated by racial or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us.
~By Jose Serrano ~


Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.
~By Hubert H. Humphrey ~


Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
~By Edward R. Murrow ~


Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
~By E. B. White ~


I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.
~By Belva Lockwood ~


The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
~By William Hazlitt ~


One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


All my life I've been prejudiced against wealthy people.
~By Ethel Waters ~


Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on.
~By Pearl S. Buck ~


Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights.
~By Elihu Root ~


The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


Race prejudice can't be talked down, it must be lived down.
~By Francis J. Grimke ~


There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices.
~By Francis Jeffrey ~


If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon.
~By George Aiken ~


Prejudices save time.
~By Robert Byrne ~


The air is the only place free from prejudices.
~By Bessie Coleman ~


Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
~By Laurence J. Peter ~


The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
~By Mark Twain ~


Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
~By Martin Henry Fischer ~


One either has to believe in a God who's terribly prejudiced, or disbelieve the teachings of such exclusionary theologies. Religions have taught us that 'we are better than they.'
~By Neale Donald Walsch ~


Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
~By Charlotte Bronte ~


I was discriminated against because I was Jewish, Italian, black and Puerto Rican. But maybe the worst prejudice I experienced was against the poor. I grew up on welfare and often had to move in the middle of the night because we couldn't pay the rent.
~By Philip Zimbardo ~


Prejudice and discrimination have always been a big part of my life. When I was 6, I got beat up and called dirty Jew boy because they thought I looked Jewish.
~By Philip Zimbardo ~


The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice. Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system.
~By Tom C. Clark ~


There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.
~By Andre Gide ~


The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
~By Elihu Root ~


Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


A good example of how it must have been is today's world of conducting, which is still utterly dominated by men, and the prejudice the few female conductors have to battle even today is astounding.
~By Lara St. John ~


I want to make a summing up, brief and to the point, but thorough. I have never suppressed a word in my books out of regard for other people and their prejudices.
~By John Henry Mackay ~


Any person without invincible prejudice who had the same experience would come to the same broad conclusion, viz., that things hitherto held impossible do actually occur.
~By Oliver Joseph Lodge ~


Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
~By Bernard Baruch ~


In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being.
~By Paul Robeson ~


The worst thing about that kind of prejudice... is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough.
~By Nina Simone ~


The much vaunted male logic isn't logical, because they display prejudices against half the human race that are considered prejudices according to any dictionary definition.
~By Eva Figes ~


The enmity of such a party towards Socialism does not mean that the members are only prejudiced against it because they do not know it; it means that they are possessed of bourgeois ideas, and wish to determine their policy accordingly.
~By Karl Radek ~


I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.
~By W. C. Fields ~


Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices.
~By Remy de Gourmont ~


I had not got over the prejudice against Lincoln with which my personal contact with him in 1858 imbued me.
~By Henry Villard ~


Some readers allow their prejudices to blind them. A good reader knows how to disregard inappropriate responses.
~By John Barton ~

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