Prejudice Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Prejudice

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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 ~


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


It is, therefore, essential that we guard our own thinking and not be among those who cry out against prejudices applicable to themselves, while busy spawning intolerances for others.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


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 ~


You cannot stoke the fires of prejudice against German people and then not find that somewhere, sometime down the road it doesn't discharge.
~By Ernst Zundel ~


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


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


In examining the evidence of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery of truth that we bring to the investigation a mind freed, as far as possible, from existing prejudice, and open to conviction.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
~By Voltaire ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game.
~By Branch Rickey ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


My children have no prejudices at all. My own brother-in-law is Jewish!
~By Dorothy Kilgallen ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race, and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man.
~By George Crook ~


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


Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
~By William Hazlitt ~


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 ~


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


Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices.
~By Sargent Shriver ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good.
~By Felix Adler ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Prejudices in disfavor of a person fix deeper, and are much more difficult to be removed, than prejudices in favor.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


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 ~


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


Mom claimed that I could carry a tune at 2 or 3 years of age. Maybe she was a little prejudiced.
~By Ethel Merman ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


There will always be that dreadful monster prejudice to do extra battle against because of their color.
~By Major Taylor ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.
~By Johann Kaspar Lavater ~


The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice. His sympathy, like that of the historian, must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party.
~By Goldwin Smith ~


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 ~


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


There is no reason against woman's elevation, but prejudices.
~By Ernestine Rose ~


From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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 ~


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


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 knew that discrimination existed, even though there were many individuals who were not prejudiced.
~By Joseph E. Stiglitz ~


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 ~


Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand, not attitudes to be avoided.
~By Charles Curtis ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
~By George Bancroft ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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

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