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Beware prejudices. They are like rats, and men's minds are like traps; prejudices get in easily, but it is doubtful if they ever get out.
~By Lord Jeffrey ~


The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it.
~By Mary Astell ~


We have convinced over one billlion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments.
~By Theodore C. Sorensen ~


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
~By William James ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


In a world filled with hate, prejudice, and protest, I find that I too am filled with hate, prejudice, and protest.
~By Bob Gibson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.
~By Charles Dickens ~


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 ~


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 James W. Fulbright ~


But truth is most likely to be exhibited by the general sense of contemporaries, when the feelings of the heart can be expressed without suffering itself to be disguised by the prejudices of man.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek. You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating.
~By Marian Anderson ~


Whoever looks at America will see: the ship is powered by stupidity, corruption, or prejudice.
~By Johann Most ~


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


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


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 ~


I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today.
~By Isambard K. Brunel ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin.
~By Bess Truman ~


Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn't really have judgement in it's purest form. So just go, just go.
~By K. D. Lang ~


I think most people are more susceptible to prejudice than to reason.
~By Roger Ebert ~


Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you may say, I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.
~By Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
~By Tim Holden ~


Growing up, I thought I was white. It didn't occur to me I was Asian-American until I was studying abroad in Denmark and there was a little bit of prejudice.
~By Maya Lin ~


I do have to say that I think that President Obama is the greatest President in the history of all of our Presidents, and that he can do no wrong in my book. So how's that for prejudice on the Democratic side?
~By Denis Leary ~


I want people to come to my music without prejudice. I want them to get the music first. And who I am isn't that important. If they like the songs to me that's a good thing.
~By Richard Thompson ~


For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
~By Luther Burbank ~


The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


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 ~


In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today.
~By Buchi Emecheta ~


Seeing their children touched and seared and wounded by race prejudice is one of the heaviest crosses which colored women have to bear.
~By Mary Church Terrell ~


Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded.
~By Philip Stanhope ~


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


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


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 ~


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


America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
~By James F. Cooper ~


More than 150 heads of state attended the UN Summit, giving New Yorkers a chance to get in touch with prejudices they didn't even know they had.
~By Jon Stewart ~


Prejudices and preferences exist and will continue to. When you learn how to market yourself, you become less of a victim.
~By Lavrenti Lopes ~


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 ~


As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The only prejudice I've found anywhere in TV is in some advertising agencies, and there isn't so much prejudice as just fear.
~By Nat King Cole ~


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


There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
~By Rod Serling ~


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


I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
~By Coretta Scott King ~


The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete finality of the death sentence.
~By Byron White ~


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


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 ~


Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority.
~By Maggie Gallagher ~


Sometimes a great wound or concussion of the head, especially which happens by falling headlong from an high place, brings a prejudice and weakness to the animal faculty, dulling the understanding.
~By Thomas Willis ~


Western civilization, Christianity, decency are struggling for their very lives. In this worldwide civil war, race prejudice is our most dangerous enemy, for it is a disease at the very root of our democratic life.
~By Mordecai Wyatt Johnson ~


He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.
~By Carlo Goldoni ~


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


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


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 ~


Whenever I run into prejudice. I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself, There's one more argument for birth control.
~By Freddy Fender ~


When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion.
~By Phyllis McGinley ~


Some one has said that most of us don't think, we just occasionally rearrange our prejudices.
~By Frank Knox ~


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


Public and employer opinion often defeat society's best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women.
~By Kate Smith ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


Now they're attracted to one another, but repelled by their ethnic origins, so that there was something to overcome. They had to overcome their own prejudices, which had been imposed by the culture - their own shame at being Mexican and Italian.
~By Robert Towne ~


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 ~


There are a lot of people who like to think they don't have prejudices and that they're open people, and yet, we all have that in ourselves, oftentimes against people of our own race or our own gender or whatever.
~By Jim McKay ~


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


Prejudices save time.
~By Robert Byrne ~


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


I've been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer, so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch of marines is quite attractive, and probably a necessary dose of male energy.
~By Rosamund Pike ~


Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.
~By William Hazlitt ~


If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice.
~By Benny Goodman ~


I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


I never read a book before previewing it; it prejudices a man so.
~By Sydney Smith ~


Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.
~By Countess of Blessington ~


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 ~


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 ~


It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~

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