Prejudice

 

William Hazlitt
“Prejudice is the child of ignorance.”
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Ambrose Bierce
“Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo.”
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H. L. Mencken
“Criticism is prejudice made plausible.”
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Will Durant
“History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.”
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Indira Gandhi
“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”
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Author Unknown
"Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand"
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Kane O'Hara
“When the judgement's weak, The prejudice is strong.”
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Spencer W. Kimball
“Racial prejudice is of ignorance. There is no place for it…”
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Francis Bacon
“All colors will agree in the dark.”
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Author Unknown
“Prejudice is being down on something you're not up on.”
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Carlo Goldoni
“He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.”
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Albert Einstein
“It is harder to crack a prejudice than an atom.”
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Laurence J. Peter
“Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.”
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Duchess Abrantes
“Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks.”
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Mark Twain
“The very ink in which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.”
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Author Unknown
“Prejudice is all in your head.”
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Harper Lee
“I think there's just one kind of folks.  Folks.”
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Voltaire
“Prejudices are what fools use for reason.”
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Mother Teresa
“If you judge people you have no time to love them.”
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William Penn
“O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.”
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Acts 7:26
“...ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another.”
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Herbert Spencer
“We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced.”
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Francis J. Grimke
“Race prejudice can't be talked down, it must be lived down.”
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Author Unknown
“If only closed minds came with closed mouths.”
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Merry Browne
“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.”
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Ambrose Bierce
“Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.”
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Carrie Latet
“If your lens is prejudice, you're wearing the wrong prescription.”
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Henry David Thoreau
“It is never too late to give up our prejudices.”
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Charles Caleb Colton
“The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice.”
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Muhammad Ali
“Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it.”
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Edward Counsel
“Prejudice is the glass through which most things are seen and judged.”
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John Wesley
“Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason.”
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Wayne W. Dyer
“Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.”
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Marguerite Gardiner
“Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.”
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Mark Twain
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
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Sarah Louise Delany
“I never let prejudice stop me from what I wanted to do in this life.”
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Roger Ebert
“I think most people are more susceptible to prejudice than to reason.”
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Author Unknown
“No prejudice has ever been able to prove its case in the court of reason.”
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James E. Faust
“I hope we can all overcome any differences of culture, race, and language.”
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E.B. White
“Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.”
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Albert Einstein
“Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.”
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Author Unknown
“Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.”
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Oscar Wilde
“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.”
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William James
“Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
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Nelson DeMille
“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.”
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Ralph W. Sockman
“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.  The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”
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Edward Roscoe
“Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.  No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.”
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Ralph W. Sockman
“In overcoming prejudice, working together is even more effective than talking together.” 
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Carl T. Rowan
“A minority group has "arrived" only when it has the right to produce some fools and scoundrels without the entire group paying for it.”
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Ernest Dimnet
“Prejudices subsist in people's imagination long after they have been destroyed by their experience.”
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John Comenius
“Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion.”
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Author Unknown
“Prejudice cannot see the things that are because it is always looking for things that aren't.”
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Judith Light
“Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is a deep-seated evil within our society.”
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Bess Truman
“I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin.”
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Fulke Greville
“You deny that man is really so prejudiced as I suppose him; talk to him then of some foreign country, ask him what religion he is of.”
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Lillian Hellman
“Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.”
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William James
“A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.”
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Leo Tolstoy
“Before we can study the central issues of life today, we must destroy the prejudices and fallacies born of previous centuries.”
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Tryon Edwards
“He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error.”
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Author Unknown
“We are each burdened with prejudice; against the poor or the rich, the smart or the slow, the gaunt or the obese.  It is natural to develop prejudices.  It is noble to rise above them.”
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George Aiken
“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.” 
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Mark Twain
“I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices.  All I care to know is that a man is a human being, and that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.”
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Major Taylor
“I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves.”
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Pearl S. Buck
“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.”
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
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Albert Einstein
“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.”
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Loretta Sanchez
“I try to support groups that are about educating people about different races, different religions, different cultures and different situations so that we can break down the barriers of prejudice and bigotry.”
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Charlotte Bronte
“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.”
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Daniel Webster
“Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.”
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.”
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Dale Carnegie
“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity.”
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
“We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions--bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities.”
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Goethe
“Men's prejudices rest upon their character for the time being and cannot be overcome, as being part and parcel of themselves. Neither evidence nor common sense nor reason has the slightest influence upon them.”
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Martin Luther King Jr.
“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.”
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Franklin Thomas
“One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.”
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Bill Clinton
“The divide of race has been America`s constant curse. Each new wave of immigrants gives new targets to old prejudices. Prejudice and contempt, cloaked in the pretense of religious or political conviction, are no different. They have nearly destroyed us in...”
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Rod Serling
“I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply. In almost everything I've written there is a thread of this: a man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.”
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Arthur Schopenhauer
“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.”
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty."
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Russell Kirk
“Prejudice is not bigotry or superstition, although prejudice sometimes may degenerate into these. Prejudice is pre-judgment, the answer with which intuition and ancestral consensus of opinion supply a man when he lacks either time or knowledge to arrive at a decision predicated upon pure reason.”
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Ethan Allen
“Undoubtedly it is our duty, and for our best good, that we occupy and improve the faculties, with which our creator has endowed us, but so far as prejudice, or prepossession of opinion prevails over our minds, in the same proportion, reason is excluded from our theory or practice. Therefore if we would acquire useful knowledge, we must first divest ourselves of those impediments and sincerely endeavor to search out the truth: and draw our conclusions from reason and just argument, which will never conform to our inclination, interest or fancy but we must conform to that if we would.”
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