Prejudice Quotes

Prejudice Quotes by Dorothy Allison, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karan Mahajan, Curtis Sittenfeld, Bill Vaughan, Olympe de Gouges and many others.

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The horror of class stratification, racism, and prejudice is that some people begin to believe that the security of their families and communities depends on the oppression of others, that for some to have good lives there must be others whose lives are truncated and brutal.
Dorothy Allison
All prejudices may be traced back to the intestines. A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Ghost.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Muslims remain the most convenient target for prejudice in a city like Delhi, which is far more ghettoized than Bombay or Bangalore, for example.
Karan Mahajan
I thought, if I write a book that is not a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, it’s not going to mean that I will not get any criticism. I might as well write the book that I want to write.
Curtis Sittenfeld
Most new things are not good, and die an early death; but those which push themselves forward and by slow degrees force themselves on the attention of mankind are the unconscious productions of human wisdom, and must have honest consideration, and must not be made the subject of unreasoning prejudice.
Bill Vaughan
Women, rouse yourselves! The tocsin of reason resounds through the whole universe: recognize your rights. The powerful empire of nature is no longer surrounded by prejudices, fanaticism, superstition and lies.
Olympe de Gouges
Sydney Smith playfully says that common sense was invented by Socrates, that philosopher having been one of its most conspicuous exemplars in conducting the contest of practical sagacity against stupid prejudice and illusory beliefs.
Edwin Percy Whipple
American Psalms challenges Christian patriots to put aside personal agendas, prejudices and partisanship, and pray for our leaders as God commands.
Mike Huckabee
I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind.
Eric Hoffer
Together we can make a change of the world. Together we can help to stop racism. Together we can help to stop prejudice. We can help the world live without fear. It’s our only hope, without hope we are lost.
Michael Jackson
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
I find that the prejudice in this country to color is very great, and I sometimes fear that it is on the increase.
Hiram Rhodes Revels
The stain of prejudice is often indelible.
Gerry Spence
No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
Mahatma Gandhi
Prejudice does not mean false ideas, but only … opinions adopted before examination.
Joseph de Maistre
I pity from the bottom of my heart any individual who is so unfortunate as to get into the habit of holding race prejudice, for nothing else makes one so blind and narrow.
Booker T. Washington
It always stimulates me to discover new examples of my own prejudice and stupidity, to realize that I don’t know half as much as I think I do.
Paul Auster
Racism, prejudice and discrimination are an inexplicable collective stupidity
Anderson Silva
Loss of virtue in a female is irretrievable; that one false step involves her in endless ruin; that her reputation is no less brittle than it is beautiful; and that she cannot be too much guarded in her behaviour towards the undeserving of the other sex.
Jane Austen
It taught me to hope, as I had scarcely ever allowed myself to hope before.
Jane Austen
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.
Walter Lippmann
There’s lots of prejudice, but if you examine yourself, you can make It. Of course, this doesn’t make me too popular with some quarters in the women s movement.
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Some men, under the notion of weeding out prejudice, eradicate virtue, honesty and religion.
Jonathan Swift
Most of us employ the Internet not to seek the best information, but rather to select information that confirms our prejudices .
Nicholas D. Kristof
Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.
Jason Collins
Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks.
Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantes
I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being-that is enough for me; he can’t be any worse.
Mark Twain
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.
Philip Zimbardo
We can get the new world we want, if we want it enough to abandon our prejudices, every day, everywhere. We can build this world if we practice now what we said we were fighting for.
Gwen Bristow
I’ve seen ‘Pride and Prejudice’ about 4,000 times. I’m not joking: I know every single line.
Claire Foy
Well, my dear,” said Mr. Bennet, when Elizabeth had read the note aloud, “if your daughter should have a dangerous fit of illness—if she should die, it would be a comfort to know that it was all in pursuit of Mr. Bingley, and under your orders.
Jane Austen
I think people are as individual as snowflakes, they kinda look alike but no two are the exactly the same, and all classification is the root of prejudice.
Craig Ferguson
If people are innately saddled with certain sins and flaws, like selfishness, prejudice, sort-sightedness, and self-deception, then political reform would seem to be a waste of time.
Steven Pinker
We are addicted to our egotism, our likes and dislikes and prejudices, and depend upon them for our own sense of identity.
Karen Armstrong
Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument.
Samuel Johnson
What we are able to judge with feeling is very little; the rest is all prejudice and complaisance.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
While we dance in the streets and pat ourselves on the back for being a nation great enough to reach beyond racial divides to elect our first African-American president, let us not forget that we remain a nation still proudly practicing prejudice.
Harvey Fierstein
It is a proof of our natural bias to evil, that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good; but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of.
Augustus Hare
People have got that ancient prejudice so firmly rooted in their heads that one mustn’t write save at I the dictation of the Holy Spirit. I tell you, writing is a business.
George Gissing
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.
George Crook
Karate is not about winning over others. It is about winning over one’s self. Ultimately, the most challenging opponents we face reside from within – our hang-ups, our insecurities, our prejudices. Overcome these and you will have truly won.
David Walker
People project their own dreams, fantasies, and prejudices onto my life. So people are either fans, or jealous, or disagree. Everybody marches to a different drummer.
Hugh Hefner
REASON, n. Propensitate of prejudice.
Ambrose Bierce
Try to imagine a man setting out for the day without a single prejudice. … Inevitably he would be in a state of paralysis. He could not get up in the morning, or choose his necktie, or make his way to the office, … or, to come right down to the essence of the thing, even maintain his identity.
Richard M. Weaver
Being a parent to my daughters, son to my parents, and friends to many people, I would wish for a society that’s fair to everyone, that’s free of prejudice and as non-divisive as possible.
Farhan Akhtar
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
Mark Twain
The eyes of a man in the jaundice make yellow observations on everything; and the soul tinctured with any passion diffuses a false color over the appearance of things.
Isaac Watts
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.
K. D. Lang
What on earth did you say to Isola? She stopped in on her way to pick up Pride and Prejudice and to berate me for never telling her about Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Why hadn’t she known there were better love stories around? Stories not riddled with ill-adjusted men, anguish, death and graveyards!
Mary Ann Shaffer
Race prejudice can’t be talked down, it must be lived down.
Francis J. Grimke
When any practice has become the fixed rule of the society in which we live, it is always wise to adhere to that rule, unless it call upon us to do something that is actually wrong. One should not offend the prejudices of the world, even if one is quite sure that they are prejudices.
Anthony Trollope
In zombie horror, the juxtaposition of the calm world of the living and the menace of the undead inspires terror. In zombie comedy, like ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,’ it is played for laughs.
Adam Cohen
The ethic of the journalist is to recognize one’s prejudices, biases, and avoid getting them into print.
Walter Cronkite
People often get racism mixed up with bigotry or prejudice. We need to get our terminology straightened out. We obviously have racial problems that need solving. The first step in solving a problem is to identify it. If we keep mis-identifying bigotry and prejudice as racism we’ll never make any headway
Neal Boortz
You can’t learn to write in college. It’s a very bad place for writers because the teachers always think they know more than you do-and they don’t. They have prejudices.
Ray Bradbury
Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.
Joseph Addison
Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices.
Sargent Shriver
I grew up loving women and without misogyny, rancour or prejudice, totally loved and loving. And no matter what has happened since, I don’t think I have treated women in my life very badly.
James Nesbitt
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?
Denis Leary
Every word is a prejudice.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I was no stranger to racism. Having grown up a black person in the ’60s and ’70s, I knew that prejudice was common.
Daryl Davis
If you simply take the name of Christ upon you and call yourself His servant, yet do not obey Him, but follow your own whim, or your own hereditary prejudice, or the custom of some erroneous church-you are no servant of Christ. If you really are a servant of Christ, your first duty is to obey Him.
Charles Spurgeon
Most of the generation Trump – the alt-right people, the people who like me – they’re not anti-Semites. They don’t care about Jews. I mean they may have some assumptions about Jews. They may have some prejudice about Jews that the Jews run everything. Well, we do.
Milo Yiannopoulos
The best antidote to prejudice is reality.
Barney Frank
I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends.
Jane Austen
Our thoughts are unseen hands shaping the people we meet. Whatever we truly think them to be, that’s what they’ll become for us.
John Middleton Murry, Jr.
Although both my grandfathers encountered ethnic prejudice, they viewed this as an aberration-a failure of some Americans to live up to the nation’s ideals. It did not dawn on them to blame the bad behavior of some Americans on America itself.
Robert P. George
The emancipated woman has to fight something worse than the crusted prejudices of her uncles; she has to fight the bewilderment in her own soul.
Walter Lippmann
Destroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old.
Will Durant
Logic is not satisfied with assertion. It cares nothing for the opinions of the great; nothing for the prejudices of the many, and least of all for the superstitions of the dead.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Prejudice is a seeping, dark stain, I think, more difficult to fight than hatred-which is powerful and violent and somehow more honest.
Josephine Lawrence
She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me, and I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.
Jane Austen
Yet a personal God can become a grave liability. He can be a mere idol carved in our own image, a projection of our limited needs, fears and desires. We can assume that he loves what we love and hates what we hate, endorsing our prejudices instead of compelling us to transcend them.
Karen Armstrong
Few men survey themselves with so much severity as not to admit prejudices in their own favour, which an artful flatterer may gradually strengthen, till wishes for a particular qualification are improved to hopes of attainment, and hopes of attainment to belief of possession.
Samuel Johnson
There is no doubt that religious fanatics have done more to prejudice the cause they affect to advocate than have its opponents.
Hosea Ballou
Wherever you go – in every country, or in every continent, people yearn and hunger for only one thing, to love and be loved. Love transcends international boundaries and heals the wounds of hatred, racial, prejudice, bigotry and ignorance. It is the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.
Michael Jackson
Because it equates tradition with prejudice, the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse with ordinary people in their common language.
Christopher Lasch
Elizabeth had never been more at a loss to make her feelings appear what they were not. It was necessary to laugh, when she would rather have cried.
Jane Austen
Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. It is something to think of, and gives her a sort of distinction among her companions
Jane Austen
Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice.
Joey Skaggs
Most people wish to be consoled, confirmed. They want their prejudices reinforced and their structured belief systems validated. After all, it hurts to think, and it’s absolute agony to think twice.
Jennifer Stone
I don’t have prejudices. I’m against taboos. But of course there are some things I’ll never touch – because as a mom, there are things one doesn’t want their children to be around.
Karl Lagerfeld
I think there’s an awakening now of a realization that we too early congratulated ourselves on the end of racial prejudice and white supremacy. And that was a feeling that we had when I was president, that we had pretty much overcome that problem.
Jimmy Carter
hatred of oppression seems to me so blended with hatred of the oppressor that I cannot separate them. I feel that no other injury could be so hard to bear, so very very hard to forgive, as that inflicted by cruel oppression and prejudice.
Charlotte Forten Grimke
False and doubtful positions, relied upon as unquestionable maxims, keep those who build on them in the dark from truth. Such are usually the prejudices imbibed from education, party, reverence, fashion, interest, et cetera.
John Locke
Our minds thus grow in spots; and like grease spots, the spots spread. But we let them spread as little as possible: we keep unaltered as much of our old knowledge, as many of our old prejudices and beliefs, as we can.
James Truslow Adams
With compassion, we see benevolently our own human condition and the condition of our fellow beings. We drop prejudice. We withhold judgment.
Christina Baldwin
It’s hard for men sometimes to talk about feminism, just as it’s hard for people who aren’t from ethnic minorities to talk about racial prejudice. It’s a difficult conversation to have, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have it.
O. T. Fagbenle
The feminists had destroyed the old image of woman, but they could not erase the hostility, the prejudice, the discrimination that still remained.
Betty Friedan
‘Extreme Prejudice’ is the last of the Mohicans. I don’t think we’ll ever see a film made like that again.
William Forsythe
Laws will not eliminate prejudice from the hearts of human beings. But that is no reason to allow prejudice to continue to be enshrined in our laws – to perpetuate injustice through inaction.
Shirley Chisholm
There is little hope for us until we become tough-minded enough to break loose from the shackles of prejudice, half-truths, and down-right ignorance.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Trade has ever been the extinguisher of war, the eradicator of prejudice, the diffuser of knowledge.
Henry George
The thing that I hate the most is when people have prejudice – when they see me as the granddaughter of Benito Mussolini and not as Alessandra. That, really, I don’t like. I didn’t know my grandfather. I am me.
Alessandra Mussolini
There is perhaps no field aspiring to be scientific where flagrant personal bias, logic martyred in the cause of supporting a prejudice, unfounded assertions, and even sentimental rot and drivel, have run riot to such an extent as here.
Helen Thompson Woolley
I have a half-brother who is very, very, very gay, many cousins, best friends who are all members of the LGBT community, and for me to not say anything would be hypocritical. There is a lot of prejudice. People think it is abnormal. No, it’s just another normal.
Lea Salonga
He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and this pretension itself is a very great prejudice.
Anatole France
I am very glad I have travelled. Travel improves the mind wonderfully, and does away with all one’s prejudices.
Oscar Wilde
Prejudice – a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
Ambrose Bierce
I don’t think it is so difficult to solve the problems between Cuba and the United States; it all depends on whether there is a dialogue, a discussion, or if the prejudices and hatred of people like the extremists and terrorists from the Cuban community, who try to impose their policies, prevail.
Fidel Castro
Men often prove the violence of their own prejudices, even by the violence with which they attack the prejudices of other people.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke
The Mathematics are Friends to Religion; inasmuch as they charm the Passions, restrain the Impetuosity of Imagination, and purge the Mind from Error and Prejudice.
John Arbuthnot
Intolerance of groups is often, strangely enough, exhibited more strongly against small differences than against fundamental ones.
Sigmund Freud
We must not demonstrate any arrogance, and we must refrain from any irrational or undemocratic behavior.
Chen Shui-bian
The prejudice is still there, but it’s breaking down. You have writers like Michael Chabon and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. He’s a writer who’s determined to break down genre barriers. He’s done amazing things.
George R. R. Martin
From the heart, there is no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism.
Mike Pence
An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.
Jane Austen
I grew up reading ‘Sense and Sensibility’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’ – girly kind of books.
Leighton Meester
Wherever you go, your mind will go with you. Your knowledge will go with you, your prejudices will go with you, your scriptures will go with you. Your idea that you are a Hindu or a Mohammedan will go with you. So what are you renouncing?
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.
H. L. Mencken
Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one’s innocence with the loss of one’s prejudices.
Denis Diderot
I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin.
Bess Truman
The police can go to downtown Harlem and pick up a kid with a joint in the streets. But they can’t go into the elegant apartments and get a stockbroker who’s sniffing cocaine.
Noam Chomsky
Sometimes, the way around prejudice is education.
Liza Mundy
There is a decided prejudice on the part of the general public against being piloted by a woman, and as great an aversion, partially because of this, by executives of those companies whose activities require employing pilots.
Louise Thaden
Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.
Barbara Bush
When we’re dealing with the people in our family – no matter how annoying or gross they may be, no matter how self-inflicted their suffering may appear, no matter how afflicted they are with ignorance, prejudice or nose hairs – we give from the deepest parts of ourselves.
Anne Lamott
To single out a particular group and say we can’t make a joke about them is almost a form of prejudice and it’s kind of patronizing.
Sacha Baron Cohen
Long shots do come in and hard work, dedication and perseverance will overcome almost any prejudice and open almost any door.
John H. Johnson
If you work hard in real life, people tend to get in your way – either from inertia or prejudice – and they stop you achieving things. It’s the worst thing about real life compared with sports, where you generally get what you deserve: if you’re the fastest guy, you win; there are no other games being played.
Daley Thompson
Modesty makes large amends for the pain it gives those who labor under it, by the prejudice it affords every worthy person in their favor.
William Shenstone
The prejudice against color, of which we hear so much, is no stronger than that against sex. It is produced by the same cause, and manifested very much in the same way.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The rabble estimate few things according to their real value, most things according to their prejudices.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Moral prejudices are the stopgaps of virtue; and, as is the case with other stopgaps, it is often more difficult to get either out or in through them than through any other part of the fence.
Augustus William Hare
The older I grow the more I see the influence of my family on my life. I didn’t always see it. It was up to our parents to see that we had our education in a town that hadn’t yet realized what racial prejudice was but actually knew and practiced it on occasion.
Katherine Dunham
There are places in this world where fable, myth, preconception, love, longing or prejudice step in and so distort a cool, clear appraisal that a kind of high colored magical confusion takes permanent hold…Surely Texas is such a place.
John Steinbeck
All art is a form of artifice.For in art there can be no prejudices.
Arthur Symons
Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests.
George W. Norris
Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority.
Maggie Gallagher
Philosophy means the complete liberty of the mind, and therefore independence of all social, political or religious prejudice… It loves one thing only… truth.
Henri Frederic Amiel
I went to the States with that amount of prejudice which seems the birthright of every English person, but I found that, under the knowledge of the Americans which can be attained by a traveller mixing in society in every grade, these prejudices gradually melted away.
Isabella Bird
Justice, poised and balanced in eternal calm, will shake from the golden scales in which are weighed the acts of men, the very dust of prejudice and caste: No race, no color, no previous condition, can change the rights of men.
Robert Green Ingersoll
I love when white people use their privilege to combat prejudice.
Charlamagne tha God
Ask a deeply religious Christian if he’d rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don’t seem so bad lately.
Scott Adams
To break down prejudice is to get to a place of understanding, that can erode the ignorance.
David Oyelowo
When I was 8, I was reading ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and all that, not knowing it wasn’t my reading level.
Stephenie Meyer
The results of the two referenda demonstrate the majority view of the Taiwanese people.
Chen Shui-bian
It is always sad to write about prejudice, but sometimes when we see it being played out in the lives of fictional characters, we can recognize it in our own lives.
Katherine Paterson
Whether at home or abroad, the task of statesman is to work with human nature warts and all, and to draw on instincts and even prejudices that can be turned to good purpose. It is never to try to recreate Mankind in a new image.
Margaret Thatcher
There are a lot of people in Beverly Hills who come from the Middle East, who are very much a part of the Beverly Hills fabric, and their kids grew up with the privileges of Beverly Hills. And yet they still have to deal with a lot of the prejudice against them for being foreign-born.
Amy Heckerling
Even if the received opinion be not only true, but the whole truth; unless it is suffered to be, and actually is, vigorously and earnestly contested, it will, by most of those who receive it, be held in the manner of a prejudice, with little comprehension or feeling of its rational grounds
John Stuart Mill
I remember in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ I had to do a scene where I broke down. And before we filmed I spent like three hours imagining my mum’s funeral. Actually, she’s very much alive, happy and healthy. It was really horrible.
Carey Mulligan
Ignorance and its hand-maidens, prejudice, intolerance, suspicion of our fellowman, breed dictators and breed wars.
Harry S. Truman
We don’t have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago, but today it is more educated
Edward James Olmos
Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.
Oscar Wilde
Education is necessary to unlearn privilege, unlearn exclusion, unlearn discrimination, unlearn prejudice, unlearn war.
Alfred-Maurice de Zayas
The mainstream media has its own agenda. They do not want to print the facts. They have an agenda, they have a slant, they have a bias. It is outrageous to me.
Curt Weldon
Bias and prejudice make me angry…more than anything.
Rod Serling
I have all my life fought against prejudice, having been subjected to it myself.
John Galliano
I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.
Harper Lee
He’s a full-fledged housewife from Kansas with all the prejudices.
Gore Vidal
That’s the cool thing about horses – they don’t have prejudice. They don’t care if you’re tall or thin or if you’re dark or if you’re light, or if you’re rich or you’re poor, if you’re handsome or not so handsome.
Buck Brannaman
Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favourite child.
Don King
It has been sagaciously conjectured, that the artful legislator indulged the stubborn prejudices of his countrymen.
Edward Gibbon
In reading Ameen Rihani… I seem to have become absorbed to the point of forgetting my prejudice… and my envy of Mr. Rihani because he was permitted to enter many remote parts of Arabia which were barred to others.
William Seabrook
How long has it been since you wrote a story where your real love or your real hatred somehow got onto the paper? When was the last time you dared release a cherished prejudice so it slammed the page like a lightning bolt?
Ray Bradbury
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.
Eva Figes
Whoever looks at America will see: the ship is powered by stupidity, corruption, or prejudice.
Johann Most
Arguments do not erase prejudice any more than arguments erase scars, whether psychological or physical.
Gerry Spence
Many demons are in woods, in waters, in wildernesses, and in dark poolly places ready to hurt and prejudice people; some are also in the thick black clouds, which cause hail, lightning and thunder, and poison the air, the pastures and grounds.
Martin Luther
Race prejudice is the devil unchained.
Charles W. Chesnutt
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.
Phyllis McGinley
However, I must say that I am very happy to see that we have such a positive result for our first referendum in our history and that gives me more confidence in Taiwan’s democracy.
Chen Shui-bian
Prejudice marks a mental landmine.
Gloria Steinem
Civilization depends upon the vigorous pursuit of the highest values by people who are intelligent enough to know that their values are qualified by their interests and corrupted by their prejudices.
Reinhold Niebuhr
Prejudice hasn’t changed to this day, not in golf. Maybe in other sports.
Charlie Sifford
When I start writing novels, I go into them with a spirit of inquiry, rather than to substantiate prejudices I had in the beginning. If you don’t do that, you can’t write good characters.
Ruth Ozeki
One of the genuine phenomenons over the past four decades has been the liberal community’s steadfast insistence that God should be barred from the public sphere. This is not law. It is religious prejudice.
Armstrong Williams
When I was working my way up, it seemed to me that only Westerns and ‘Star Treks’ or sci-fi movies could afford to get away with presenting the problems – like prejudice and desegregation, for instance – that we face in our everyday lives.
Ed Asner
Observation is the generative act in scientific discovery. For all its aberrations, the evidence of the senses is essentially to be relied upon provided we observe nature as a child does, without prejudices and preconceptions, but with that clear and candid vision which adults lose and scientists must strive to regain.
Peter Medawar
I believe that it should be perfectly lawful to print even things that outrage the pruderies and prejudices of the general, so long as any honest minority, however small, wants to read them. The remedy of the majority is not prohibition, but avoidance.
H. L. Mencken
It is ourselves alone that make our days lucky or unlucky. Away, then, with a vain prejudice, the invention of the priesthood, which has been transmitted by our ancestors to an ignorant people.
I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
Clint Eastwood
Remember the attorney general is not a member of the president’s staff. He’s the attorney general of the United States. He’s there to represent all of us, and it means all the laws have to be enforced fairly. And you can’t bring your individual prejudices in there.
Patrick Leahy
We’re all trained as actors to approach our characters with no prejudice, and take on the mindset and the spirit of the character in a way that allows the vulnerability and the truth to come out naturally.
Rob Morgan
Parliament is a deliberate assembly of one nation, with one interest, that of the whole; where, not local purpose, not local prejudices ought to guide but the general good, resulting from the general reason of the whole.
Edmund Burke
You know, I believe that technology is the great leveler. Technology permits anybody to play. And in some ways, I think technology – it’s not only a great tool for democratization, but it’s a great tool for eliminating prejudice and advancing meritocracies.
Carly Fiorina
Prejudice will fall in a combat with interest.
Thomas Paine
I may have had a prejudice against agnosticism as a body of thought: sort of a fence-sitting theory, where you can’t make up your mind one way or another.
S. T. Joshi
Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.
Albert Einstein
What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.
Albert Einstein
It is very unusual for someone from Latin American society to openly stand by his homosexuality. In my hometown, there are still lots of prejudices against gays. We are often not considered to be fully-fledged people. The family is sacred there; having children means more than anything else.
Orlando Cruz
My children have no prejudices at all. My own brother-in-law is Jewish!
Dorothy Kilgallen
Science is not ‘organized common sense’; at its most exciting, it reformulates our view of the world by imposing powerful theories against the ancient, anthropocentric prejudices that we call intuition.
Stephen Jay Gould
Lyc-V is a jealous virus. It exterminates all other invaders with extreme prejudice.
Ilona Andrews
There is no racial or religious prejudice among people in the theater. The only prejudice is against bad actors, especially successful ones.
Helen Hayes
If we dismiss from our minds the prejudice we may have against the Indians we shall be able to more clearly understand the impulses that govern both races.
Nelson A. Miles
Could there be finer symptoms? Is not general incivility the very essence of love?
Jane Austen
I would love to do anything involving a good strong character, whether it’s in film, TV or theatre. My dream role’s already been taken by Keira Knightley in ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ Growing up, I really wanted to be Lizzie Bennett.
Roxanne McKee
The road to democracy may be winding and is like a river taking many curves, but eventually the river will reach the ocean.
Chen Shui-bian
I find most famous Christians to be full of themselves and of prejudice and self-loathing, masquerading as devout religious belief. I find all fundamentalism to be terrifying and very destructive.
Anne Lamott
The mind that doggedly insists on prejudice often has not intelligence enough to change.
Pearl S. Buck
Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason.
John Wesley
The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.
Ezra Pound
Mainstream dictionary definitions reduce racism to racial prejudice and the personal actions that result. But this definition does little to explain how racial hierarchies are consistently reproduced.
Robin DiAngelo
The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.
Aleister Crowley
I have a half-brother who is very, very, very gay, many cousins, best friends who are all members of the LGBT community, and for me to not say anything would be hypocritical. There is a lot of prejudice. People think it is abnormal. No, its just another normal.
Lea Salonga
He had but one eye, and the popular prejudice runs in favor of two.
Charles Dickens
You can never judge any music by their audience. That’s the main reason people in England have a prejudice against someone like Skrillex. You judge people by their music. That’s always been first and foremost.
You have to bring to the photograph a prejudice about something, and I’m prejudiced against farmers who tie dead animals on fences. Therefore, I can make a meaningful photograph.
Rondal Partridge
It’s absurd to think of ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ this classic, beloved book, beset with a zombie uprising. The goal is to make you suspend your disbelief enough to allow you to get lost in the story and believe what you’re reading for a while.
Seth Grahame-Smith
Christ tears away the wall of partition, the self-love, the dividing prejudice of nationality, and teaches a love for all the human family.
Ellen G. White
Your ancestors dragged these black people from their homes by force; and in the white man’s quest for wealth and an easy life they have been ruthlessly suppressed and exploited, degraded into slavery. The modern prejudice against Negroes is the result of the desire to maintain this unworthy condition.
Albert Einstein
Prejudice is not so much dependent upon natural antipathy as upon education.
David Ruggles
We know that passion, prejudice, party, and even good-will, tempt many who preserve a fair character with the world to deviate from truth in the laxity of conversation.
Laurence Fishburne
What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.
Carter G. Woodson
I also acknowledge that prejudice runs very deep in our society. And, in the real world, discrimination rears its ugly head in the shadows, where it’s very difficult to root it out.
Joe Biden
Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.
Jessica Savitch
There is ‘a time to be born’ – and born again, free of accumulated, encrusted sores of fears and prejudices, old hates, of cancerous wounds, old prides. And there is a time to die – a time for the blue, unburied child of our young years to be decently interred – and to get on with the living.
Josephine Winslow Johnson
Even if one tree falls down it wouldn’t affect the entire forest.
Chen Shui-bian
By being politically correct, you’re closing your mind to a different point of view. Which sounds a lot like prejudice. Which is definitely not politically correct. See what I just did there?
Lisa Lampanelli
I am biased to my show as a whole but it is still very entertaining.
Rob Mariano
The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.
Donald Trump
What generally passes for ‘thought’ among the majority of mankind is the time one takes out to rearrange one’s prejudices.
Clare Boothe Luce
We must take the profit out of prejudice.
Coleman Young
I’m suspicious of any man or woman who approaches their own liberation with any kind of gender bias
Andrew Cohen
Self-interest is the most ingenious and persuasive of all the agents that deceive our consciences, while by means of it our unhappy and stubborn prejudices operate in their greatest force.
William C. Bryant
We don’t come out of the womb filled with prejudice, racism, and homophobia. Kids are taught to hate, so we have to protect our young people’s minds from those evils.
Kerry Washington
You must dismantle your sources, lest you do nothing but ape the prejudices of others
Steven Erikson
God deliver us all from prejudice and unkindness, and fill us with the love of truth and virtue.
William Ellery Channing
One has a prejudice wherever one fears a transformation.
Elias Canetti
I have found Jews to be more broad-minded than most whites on issues of race and politics, perhaps because they themselves have historically been victims of prejudice.
Nelson Mandela
… the modern drama, operating through the double channel of dramatist and interpreter, affecting as it does both mind and heart,is the strongest force in developing social discontent, swelling the powerful tide of unrest that sweeps onward and over the dam of ignorance, prejudice, and superstition.
Emma Goldman
At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation, and prejudice.
Gore Vidal
The most damaging prejudice consists of banning any kind of investigation of nature.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There are periods of despondency and suffering which take possession of me. But I don’t want anything but my own way. That is wanting a good deal, of course, when you have to trample upon the lives, the hearts, the prejudices of others-
Kate Chopin
The prejudice of the race appears stronger in the States that have abolished slaves than in the States where slavery still exists. White carpenters, white bricklayers, and white painters will not work side by side with the blacks in the North but do it in almost every Southern State.
Alexis de Tocqueville
There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.
Jane Austen
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.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
There was a lot of prejudice towards Russians in Latvia. When I went to school, often Latvians didn’t like me, and Russians and Latvians didn’t like Americans, so that was a whole other prejudice.
if some folks have buried their racial prejudices, the chances are that they’ve got the graves marked and will have no trouble disinterring their pet hates.
Josephine Lawrence
We are all God’s people. We are prejudiced and we separate into Jews, Mexicans, Italians, but God doesn’t see colors.
Muhammad Ali
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.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
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.
Adam Weishaupt
There are no events so disastrous that adroit men do not draw some advantage from them, nor any so fortunate that the imprudent cannot turn to their own prejudice.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We live in an age in which only one prejudice is tolerated – anti-Christian bigotry… Today, the only group you can hold up to public mockery is Christians. Attacks on the Church and Christianity are common.
D. James Kennedy
In politics it commonly takes a superior woman to overcome the handicap of traditional prejudice.
Bertha Knight Landes
‘Pride And Prejudice’ takes place in a similar period to ‘Vanity Fair,’ and yet there’s a huge difference between Jane Austen and Thackeray.
Natasha Little
There is no reason against woman’s elevation, but prejudices.
Ernestine Rose
Racial prejudice boils down to the deeply anti-American message that some people are born to fail.
James Fallows
For the profit of travel: in the first place, you get rid of a few prejudices…. The prejudiced against color finds several hundred millions of people of all shades of color, and all degrees of intellect, rank, and social worth, generals, judges, priests, and kings, and learns to give up his foolish prejudice.
Herman Melville
Casting an eye on the education of children, from whence I can make a judgment of my own, I observe they are instructed in religious matters before they can reason about them, and consequently that all such instruction is nothing else but filling the tender mind of a child with prejudices.
George Berkeley
I’ve never had prejudice against me because of being a woman in comedy, I’ve never felt any sort of unfairness because of that – but I do think it is naive to think that it doesn’t exist.
Ellie Kemper
Inexperience can be overcome, ignorance can be enlightened, but prejudice will destroy you.
Mercedes Lackey
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.
Kurt Vonnegut
It is not that we have class prejudice, but only that we find comfort and ease in our own class. And normally there are plenty of people of our own class, or race, or religion to play, live, and eat with, and to marry.
Gordon Allport
I feel the denial of gay marriage sends a prejudice message. Our youth deserve a fair and hopeful future with government that values us equally.
Lady Gaga
If you evolve within you, there will be no pride, no prejudice. You will perform action out of pure, absolute sense.
Jaggi Vasudev
Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!
Jane Austen
The arousing of prejudice, pity, anger, and similar emotions has nothing to do with the essential facts, but is merely a personal appeal to the man who is judging the case.
I want to emphasize in the great concentration which we now place upon scientists and engineers how much we still need the men and women educated in the liberal tradition, willing to take the long look, undisturbed by prejudices and slogans of the moment, who attempt to make an honest judgment on difficult events.
John F. Kennedy
Scientists, especially when they leave the particular field in which they are specialized, are just as ordinary, pig-headed, and unreasonable as everybody else, and their unusually high intelligence only makes their prejudices all the more dangerous.
Hans Eysenck
On an altar of prejudice we crucify our own, yet the blood of all children is the color of God.
Don Williams
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.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.
Andre Gide
There is no more effective way to radicalize American Muslim youth than for political leaders to make public displays of prejudice against all Muslims. Suspicion will undermine their sense of identification with America and alienate some from both the culture and from politics.
Miroslav Volf
The grandeur and strength or our people and democracy are as big as a forest.
Chen Shui-bian
And, by the way, one of the most delightful things I find in America is meeting a people without prejudice — everywhere open to the truth.
Oscar Wilde
JACL has always been at the very forefront of making sure citizens’ civil rights remain intact. They fight wholeheartedly against discrimination, prejudice and racial bias and they always provide a calm voice during turbulent times.
Tamlyn Tomita
I think prejudice and tradition count for three-quarters in matters of religion.
Beatrix Potter
Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.
Kofi Annan
To lay aside all prejudices, is to lay aside all principles. He who is destitute of principles is governed by whims.
Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi
Every language reflects the prejudices of the society in which it evolved.
Casey Miller
It’s good to remember that in crises, natural crises, human beings forget for awhile their ignorances, their biases, their prejudices. For a little while, neighbors help neighbors and strangers help strangers.
Maya Angelou
It’s very depressing to live in a time where it’s easier to break an atom than a prejudice.
Albert Einstein
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.
John Amos Comenius
For centuries the word ‘nature’ has been used to bolster prejudices or to express, not reality, but a state of affairs that the user would wish to see.
Eva Figes
Everytime I read ‘Pride and Prejudice’ I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.
Mark Twain
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.
Jon Stewart
It so happens that the major relationships in the novel [The Kite Runner] are between men, dictated not by any sort of prejudice or discomfort with female characters, but rather by the demands of the narrative.
Khaled Hosseini
We used to say poor people had lousy genes. Then we decided that wasn’t OK, but we transferred the prejudice to upbringing. We said, ‘You were neglected as a child, so you’ll never make it.’ That’s just as pernicious.
Malcolm Gladwell
I believe the most important thing for the media is to be objective, fair, and balanced. We should not report a story with preconceptions or prejudice.
Jack Ma
Let us fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices are the real murderers. The great dangers lie within ourselves.
Victor Hugo
Personal prejudice: Hispanic and Latino women with blond hair look like hookers to me, no matter how clean or cute they are. Somehow those skin tones that look so good with dark, dark hair just don’t work for me with lighter shades.
John Byrne
Acknowledged differences may create mutual respect, but hazy misunderstandings bring forth nothing but prejudice and rejection.
Tariq Ramadan
There are two things parents should give their children roots and wings. Roots to give them bearing and a sense of belonging, but also wings to help free them from constraints and prejudices and give them other ways to travel (or rather, to fly).
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Before I was published, I thought men read car manuals or books about football. But once I started having really serious conversations with male lovers of literature, I let go of that prejudice.
Michel Faber
There is nothing stronger than human prejudice. A crazy sentimentalism, like that of Peter the Hermit, hurled half of Europe upon Asia, and changed the destinies of kingdoms.
Wendell Phillips
You showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.
Jane Austen
We may think of peace as the absence of war, that if the great powers would reduce their weapons arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we will see our own minds – our own prejudices, fears, and ignorance.
Nhat Hanh
More than illness or death, the American journalist fears standing alone against the whim of his owners or the prejudices of his audience. Deprive William Safire of the insignia of the New York Times, and he would have a hard time selling his truths to a weekly broadsheet in suburban Duluth.
Lewis H. Lapham
Study history. Separate fears and prejudices from facts. Recognize facts from propaganda. Invest energy in fighting for what you believe in. Analyze harder where we are going and what you are doing about it. What do you really believe in? How much do we care?
Mae Brussell
It is easy for us to criticize the prejudices of our grandfathers, from which our fathers freed themselves. It is more difficult to distance ourselves from our own views, so that we can dispassionately search for prejudices among the beliefs and values we hold
Peter Singer
…the cosmology of a given age is not the result of unilinear, “scientific” development, but rather the most striking, imaginative symbol of its mentality- the projection of its conflicts, prejudice and specific ways of double-think onto the graceful sky.
Arthur Koestler
Profound as race prejudice is against the Negro American, it is not practically as far-reaching as the prejudice against women. For stripping away the sentimentality which makes Mother’s Day and Best American Mother Contests, the truth is that women suffer all the effects of a minority.
Pearl S. Buck
Humanity is in the highest degree irrational, so that there is no prospect of influencing it by reasonable arguments. Against prejudice one can do nothing.
Sigmund Freud
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices – just recognize them.
Edward R. Murrow
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.
Oliver Lodge
I hope we will not so characterize religious people as being so narrow and so biased towards people not of their own religion that they cannot even work with them in this common cause to which you say they are committed.
Barney Frank
We must first note that economic factors are taken into account in a world in which ignorance, prejudice, and mental confusion, encouraged rather than dispelled by the political organization, exert a strong influence on policy making.
Ronald Coase
I think, as written, ‘Assassins’ simply acknowledges the very human need to be acknowledged. As director, I’ve got to put aside any particular biases or prejudices that, as a moral human being, this is not an appropriate or acceptable way to get what you want.
Joe Mantello
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
Richard M. Nixon
Before [Hindus and Moslems] dare think of freedom, they must be brave enough to love one another, to tolerate one another’s religion, even prejudices and superstitions, and to trust one another. This requires faith in oneself.
Mahatma Gandhi
There are in every age new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed.
Samuel Johnson
I don’t know of anybody’s political bias at CBS News. We try very hard to get any opinion that we have out of our stories, and most of our stories are balanced.
Lesley Stahl
By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat, they do not try to persuade at any cost, they appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority . . .
Jacob Bronowski
Up here [in space], you’re free. Really free, for the first time in your life. All the laws and rules and prejudices they’ve been dumping on you all your life . . . they’re all down there. Up here it’s a new start. You can be yourself and do your own thing . . . and nobody can tell you different.
Ben Bova
it is, in truth, the most absurd of all suppositions, that a human being can be educated, or even nourished and brought up, without imbibing numberless prejudices from every thing which passes around him.
Anna Letitia Barbauld
That it should still be necessary, at this late stage in the senility of the human race to argue that women have a fine and fluent intelligence is surely an eloquent proof of the defective observation, incurable prejudice, and general imbecility of their lords and masters.
H. L. Mencken
I came from a lot of intolerance and prejudice, which aren’t necessarily healthy to evolve as a human.
Katy Perry
OPTIMISM, enthusiasm, confidence against fear, prejudice, conformity – that is his enduring message to the men and women of Australia. Never more than now.
Graham Freudenberg
There are many people who could claim and learn from their Indian ancestry, but because of the fear their parents and grandparents knew, because of past and present prejudice against Indian people, that part of their heritage is clouded or denied.
Joseph Bruchac
We seek our happiness outside ourselves, and in the opinion of men we know to be flatterers, insincere, unjust, full of envy, caprice and prejudice.
Jean de la Bruyere
A deep sense of sin, a humble willingness to be saved in God’s way, a teachable readiness to give up our own prejudices when a more excellent way is shown, these are the principal things. These things the two disciples possessed, and therefore our Lord “went with them” and guided them into all truth.
J. C. Ryle
To be prejudiced is always to be weak; yet there are prejudices so near to laudable that they have been often praised and are always pardoned.
Samuel Johnson
Firstly, the farmers, the most stupid set of people in existence, who, clinging to feudal prejudices, burst forth in masses, ready to die rather than cease to obey those whom they, their fathers and grandfathers, had called their masters; and submitted to be trampled on and horse-whipped by.
Friedrich Engels
I deeply adored my mum. She was an extraordinary person, even for the prejudice I’m likely to have. She was beautiful, amusing, a tremendous elaborator of things into comic proportions and extravagant in her imagination.
Andrew Motion
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.
Maxim Gorky
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.
Hideki Tojo
There has seldom if ever a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this simple fact; there is never a scarcity of idiots.
Iain Banks
We all may have prejudices, but we’re not all part of a system that reinforces, reinvents and reaffirms itself every day of our lives, systemically.
Bell Hooks
It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
Henry David Thoreau
All of us are slaves to the prejudices of our own dimension.
Thomas Banchoff
It’s easier to change a law than an age-old mentality. Deep down, many prejudices, many hostilities, many fears persist. But if we take a look at all the peoples in the world, we have to realize that the condition of women is very backward and sometimes very sad, from both the social and psychological points of view.
Dacia Maraini
Our greatest prejudice is against death. It spans age, gender and race. We spend immeasurable amounts of energy fighting an event that will eventually triumph. Though it is noble not to give in easily, the most alive people I’ve ever met are those who embrace their death. They love, laugh and live more fully.
Andy Webster
Hitler’s oratory moved people and appealed to their hopes and dreams. But his speeches malevolently twisted hope into some gnarled ghastly entities, and appealed to the latent, darkest prejudices of Germans.
Richard M Perloff
There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor.
George Santayana
One thing about prejudices — once you break one of them, you’re screwed, because then they all have got to go.
He hears but half who hears one party only.
Many black people I know are proud of the Irish part of their heritage – an Irish grandparent, say – but they recognise that many people believe in a form of racial purity. And it is from that belief that prejudice starts.
Tom Paulin
Prejudice is a disease. So is fashion. But I will not wear prejudice.
Lady Gaga
Stupid men are the only ones worth knowing after all.
Jane Austen
We must never fear robbers or murderers. They are dangers from outside, small dangers. It is ourselves we have to fear. Prejudice is the real robber, vice the real murderer. Why should we be troubled by a threat to our person or our pocket? What we have to beware of is the threat to our souls’.
Victor Hugo
Those of us who believe in the right of any human being to belong to whatever church he sees fit, and to worship God in his own way, cannot be accused of prejudice when we do not want to see public education connected with religious control of the schools, which are paid for by taxpayers’ money.
Eleanor Roosevelt
An opinion may be controverted; a prejudice, never.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
President Trump has harnessed the fear and prejudice that have accompanied every wave of immigrants in United States history, and stoked those fears to further his own agenda.
Pramila Jayapal
I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and with a strong radical bias.
Tony Benn
Pride and Prejudice’ – perhaps more than any other Jane Austen book – is engrained in our literary consciousness.
Seth Grahame-Smith
It is never too late to give up our prejudices. No way of thinking or doing, however, ancient, can be trusted without proof. … Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
Henry David Thoreau
No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred; these are all learned behavior patterns.
Jacque Fresco
We live in an age of prejudice, dissimulation and paradox, wherein, like dry leaves caught in a whirlpool, some of us are tossed helpless . . . ever struggling between our honest convictions and fear of that cruelest of tyrants — PUBLIC OPINION.
H. P. Blavatsky
That is the way with people … If they do you wrong, they invent a bad name for you, a good name for their acts and then destroy you in the name of virtue.
Zora Neale Hurston
The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are. Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be – and when they’re not, we cry.
David Duchovny
I am proud to have played a small part in ensuring that no veteran’s heroic service will be cast aside due to prejudice.
Ted Deutch
Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can’t move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that.
Bob Marley
To fully understand the roots of anti-Asian prejudice in America, you need to know about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 that banned all immigration from China, even though it was Chinese immigrants that had essentially built America’s railroad system.
Simu Liu
… all Americans are the prisoners of racial prejudice.
Shirley Chisholm
Justice required resort to law and that could be a fickle mistress, subject always to the whims and prejudices of those who administered the laws.
Frank Herbert
You have to liberate yourself first from the prejudices of the world in which you live.
Donald Kagan
Clearly, the Obama presidency hasn’t wiped out racial prejudices.
Ron Fournier
One word from you shall silence me forever.
Jane Austen
Consider data without prejudice.
Thomas A. Edison
Behind the criticism of fashion as an artistic medium is a highly ideological prejudice: against markets, against consumers, against the dynamism of Western commercial society. The debate is not about art but about culture and economics.
Virginia Postrel
Once you’re looking for wisdom, you have to look at why things happen and why people behave how they do: you cannot, in all conscience, accept any form of prejudice.
Genesis P-Orridge
Nowledge which… transcends the bounds, the prejudices and prejudgements of any one society and culture is not an illusion but, on the contrary, a glorious and luminous reality. Just how it was achieved remains subject to debate.
Ernest Gellner
I do not believe that the people of Ontario judge their leaders on the basis of race, sexual orientation, colour or religion. I don’t believe they hold that prejudice in their hearts.
Kathleen Wynne
Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid.
Alain LeRoy Locke
People must realize that a crime motivated by racial or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us.
Jose Serrano
I hate prejudice on any level. I don’t care if it’s somebody being discriminated against because of the color of their skin or their sexuality or their gender or financial status.
Charlamagne tha God
Scientists are human-they’re as biased as any other group. But they do have one great advantage in that science is a self-correcting process.
Cyril Ponnamperuma
I never read a book I must review; it prejudices you so.
Oscar Wilde
When someone says his conclusions are objective, he means that they are based on prejudices which many other people share.
Celia Green
Obstinate, headstrong girl!
Jane Austen
There is more racial prejudice in India than anywhere else in the world.
Shekhar Kapur
Till this moment I never knew myself.
Jane Austen
The fundamental thing that makes the ‘X-Men’ different from every other series out there is it’s all about prejudice. It’s about a group of young people trying to make a place in a society that doesn’t want them.
Chris Claremont
I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
Laurence J. Peter
Contrary to age-old prejudices, the wealth of the rich is not the cause of the poverty of the poor, but helps to alleviate that poverty.
Henry Hazlitt
When I was younger, I definitely did face anti-ginger prejudice. As a child, all teasing hurts, whether it’s because you’re fat or a different race or have red hair. I had enough comments from a couple of people to make it a sore point.
Lily Cole
My campaign confirmed my belief that although there are bigots in America, whose hateful rhetoric seizes the media’s attention, the vast majority of people do not harbor such prejudice.
Edward Brooke
Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting holy wars against Muslims in the near east, western people have often perceived Islam as a violent and intolerant faith – even though when this prejudice took root Islam had a better record of tolerance than Christianity.
Karen Armstrong
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
Hideki Tojo
Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.
Adlai Stevenson I
Meditation means removing all your prejudices, putting all your conclusions aside, seeing without any hindrance, seeing without any curtains, seeing clearly without any mediation of any thought, seeing without Buddha standing between you and reality, or Krishna, or Christ.
There is a good deal of evidence that the United States is moving to the right, and that the main force behind the movement is a resurgence, in a new form, of racial prejudice.
Shirley Chisholm
Why do I dance? Dance is my medicine. It’s the scream which eases for a while the terrible frustration common to all human beings who because of race, creed, or color, are ‘invisible’. Dance is the fist with which I fight the sickening ignorance of prejudice.
Pearl Primus
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.
Mary Astell
Prejudice is a form of untruthfulness, and untruthfulness is an insidious form of injustice.
Miroslav Volf
It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.
Quentin Crisp
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
Jane Austen
…the word occult, despite conjuring images of devil worship, actually means ‘hidden’ or ‘obscured.’ In times of religious oppression, knowledge that was counterdoctrinal had to be kept hidden or ‘occult,’ and because the church felt threatened by this, they redefined anything ‘occult’ as evil, and the prejudice survived.
Dan Brown
Racial prejudice, anti-Semitism, or hatred of anyone with different beliefs has no place in the human mind or heart.
Billy Graham
The chief enemy of peace is the spirit of unreason itself: an inability to conceive alternatives, an unwillingness to reconsider old prejudices, to part with ideological obsessions, to entertain new ideas or to improve new plans.
Lewis Mumford
I am not interested in the support of anybody who stands for any form of prejudice as to anybody’s race or religion. . . . I have no place in my philosophy for such beliefs.
Wendell Willkie
Cast off all bonds of prejudice and custom, and let the love of Christ, which is in you, have free course to run out in all conceivable schemes and methods of labour for the souls of men.
Catherine Booth
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.
Hideki Tojo
I grew up in a strongly socialist family. While I was at school, I worked in party politics and with organizations like the Anti-Nazi League. Everywhere I saw it, I fought prejudice.
Saffron Burrows
As believers we all have an opportunity and moral obligation to recognize our spiritual common ground; to rise above our differences; to combat prejudice and intolerance.
Queen Noor of Jordan
I want to change the cycle of stigma and prejudice that destroys lives all over the world every day. Until we can get in front of people and awaken them to the idea that this is not acceptable.
Timothy Shriver
Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking.
Leo Tolstoy
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.
Elihu Root
My greatest surprise was that so much of what we think is common sense is just prejudice, and so much of what we think is scientific fact is about as scientific as the idea that the sun revolves around the earth.
Amy Bloom
When you are faced with prejudice, logic and justice are impotent. Still, we may have an obligation to argue directly into the face of the prejudice, even though there is no chance to win.
Gerry Spence
Despite being commonplace, too many people with mental health problems still face stigma, prejudice and discrimination.
Luciana Berger
I thought about how many preconcieved prejudices would crumble when i trotted right along for 26 miles.
Bobbi Gibb
We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most people would die sooner than think in fact they do so.
Bertrand Russell
A jurisdiction thus vague and arbitrary was exposed to the most dangerous abuse: the substance, as well as the form, of justice were often sacrificed to the prejudices of virtue, the bias of laudable affection, and the grosser seductions of interest or resentment.
Edward Gibbon
Clearly much that seemed valid seemed so only because he had been taught it from earliest youth.
W. Somerset Maugham
You may only call me “Mrs. Darcy”… when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.
Jane Austen
To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
Jane Austen
I grew up in Welwyn Garden City, and when you’re a woman of colour in a predominantly white area, you become aware of prejudice from a young age.
Alesha Dixon
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.
Mercy Otis Warren
Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.
Michael Crichton
I think by laying it out for the viewer I’m avoiding the issue of bias.
Dan Abrams
What could be more absurd than the idea that genuine anti-Christian prejudice is a major force in American politics.
Michael Kinsley
Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.
Albert Einstein
My good opinion once lost is lost forever.
Jane Austen
When you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests and their selfish views.
Benjamin Franklin
Australians have a fantastic sense of humour and incredible taste. I was there for ‘Bend It Like Beckham,’ and I had a great time. Aussies loved it, and I think ‘Bride & Prejudice’ is going to do well, too, because it’s all about having a good time.
Gurinder Chadha
We are really so prejudiced by our educations, that, as the ancients deified their heroes, we deify their madmen.
Lord Chesterfield
If I am not mistaken, psychology, psychiatry and some branches of sociology, not to speak about the so-called philosophy of history, are even more affected by what I have called the scientistic prejudice, and by specious claims of what science can achieve.
Friedrich August von Hayek
I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
Coretta Scott King
We live in a screen age, and to say to a kid, ‘I’d love for you to look at a book but I hate it when you look at the screen’ is just bizarre. It reflects our own prejudices and comfort zone. It’s nothing but fear of change, of being left out.
Marc Prensky
Truth is the ricochet of a prejudice bouncing off a fact.
Christopher Morley
Prejudice is an opinion without judgment.
Great political leaders risk unpopularity, patiently explain their case and confront prejudice, bigotry and vested interests.
Ann Widdecombe
Why does the need to explain comics still exist? Because that prejudice still exists. It’s fading, but it’s still very strong. It’s important to keep pushing the boundaries of what people know comics to be so that they are receptive to the whole world of comics, not just one or two genres of work.
Jessica Abel
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.
Henry A. Wallace
History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.
Will Durant
Books are, at their heart, dangerous. Yes, dangerous. Because they challenge us: our prejudices, our blind spots. They open us to new ideas, new ways of seeing. They make us hurt in all the right ways. They can push down the barricades of ‘them’ & widen the circle of ‘us.
Libba Bray
Prejudices are useless. Call Los Angeles any dirty name you like – Six Suburbs in Search of a City, Paradise with a Lobotomy, anything – but the fact remains that you are already living in it before you get there
Clive James
Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo.
Ambrose Bierce
Fear, prejudice, malice, and the love of approbation bribe a thousand men where gold bribes one.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Our prejudices, our antipathies, are our natural defenses against what we could not assimilate.
Natalie Clifford Barney
My great comfort is, that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices. I have flattered no ruling powers; I have never concealed a single thought that tempted me.
Lord Byron
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.
Freddy Fender
I will respect anyone who thinks differently, but I know what I have in my heart and only God can judge me. If everybody took care of their own lives only we would have less prejudice in this world.
Jessica Andrade
Whoever thinks he is objective must already be half drunk.
Lu Xun
What Donald Trump has done is to make it possible for people who had racist, sexist, and all kinds of prejudices and bigotry to put them right out there.
Hillary Clinton
All my life, I have maintained that the people of the world can learn to live together in peace if they are not brought up in prejudice.
Josephine Baker
Ignorance and prejudice make for bad advisers.
Samantha Power
I hope we shall see more ande more women combining marriage and a career. Prejudice against this dual role is not confined to men. I regret to say, it comes from our own sex.
Margaret Thatcher
In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That’s the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Truth is the unknown from moment to moment, our minds must be always alert with full attention, free from prejudices, misconceptions, so it can be really receptive.
Samael Aun Weor
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
Jane Austen
Only freedom from prejudice and tireless zeal avail for the most holy of the endeavours of mankind, the practice of the true art of healing.
Samuel Hahnemann
Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it.
Muhammad Ali
I always entreat the good Lord to give me my childhood back, that is to say, to grant that I may see nature and render it like a child, without prejudice.
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot
The only causes of regret are laziness, outbursts of temper, hurting others, prejudice, jealousy, and envy.
Germaine Greer
You are not naked when you take off your clothes. You still wear your religious assumptions, your prejudices, your fears, your illusions, your delusions. When you shed the cultural operating system, then essentially you stand naked before the inspection of your own psyche.
Terence McKenna
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.
Goldwin Smith
Nowhere are prejudices more mistaken for truth, passion for reason and invective for documentation than in politics.
John Mason Brown
There’s always been a nasty strain of class prejudice ingrained in the condemnation of football’s ‘undeserving rich,’ as if the working class is uniquely susceptible to being corrupted by money, and as if they deserve their wealth less than those born to it.
Mark Fisher
Their prejudice allowed white Southerners to look the other way when blacks were denied their most basic human rights, and it encouraged the worst of them to engage in unspeakable acts of cruelty and violence.
Linda Chavez
There isn’t a book that has changed me, but I have favourites such as ‘Pride and Prejudice’ which I often re-read.
Carolina Herrera
Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murderers. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or our purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.
Victor Hugo
But there is something to the fact that we don’t see games on the West Coast, or we don’t see games on the East Coast, and stuff like that. It’s so unfair, because there is a bias that takes place.
Marcus Allen
If you view history as a backdrop, set-dressing or fiction, then ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is hugely entertaining. My reread saw the misery of the female characters’ reality. My new reaction was sadness and fury. Knowledge ruins everything!
Sara Pascoe
It is delightful to read on the spot the impressions and opinions of tourists who visited a hundred years ago, in the vehicles and with the aesthetic prejudices of the period, the places which you are visiting now. The voyage ceases to be a mere tour through space; you travel through time and thought as well.
Aldous Huxley
The glaring injustice is there for all who are not blinded by prejudice to see.
Bram Fischer
The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice. Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system.
Tom C. Clark
It is only common prejudice that induces us to believe that atheism is a fearful state.
Pierre Bayle
We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice.
Anita Hill
We don’t have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago, but today it is more educated.
Edward James Olmos
There’s a bad thing that we have in America, and that is a slow, sticky way that we get out of prejudice. We get out of it very, very slowly. It’s like walking through tar. But we’re getting out; things are changing.
Neal Adams
IT is difficult to speak or write with becoming moderation or propriety, on topics to which we are biased by prejudice, interest, or even principle.
Joseph Lancaster
The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
Charles Caleb Colton
Truth is too weak to combat prejudice.
Charlotte Lennox
I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices. I do not, however, value them.
Howard Barker
Neither I nor anyone in the Church would ever tolerate hatred of or prejudice towards any of the Lord’s children.
Timothy Dolan
prejudice will always exist. So will sickness and disease, but that scarcely seems sufficient reason for telling our medical scientists to put on their hats, close up their laboratories, and give the spirochetes, bacilli and viruses a free hand.
Margaret Halsey
A good reader is nearly as rare as a good writer. People bring their prejudices, whether friendly or adverse. They are lamp and spectacles, lighting and magnifying the page.
Robert Aris Willmott
I know that human prejudice – especially that growing out of race and religion – is cruelly inveterate and lasting.
Grover Cleveland
See how elastic our prejudices grow when once love comes to bend them.
Herman Melville
Taiwan is an independent, sovereign country.
Chen Shui-bian
The main objection to the ‘scientistic’ claim that physics describes the world as it is in itself is that you ‘can’t weed out’ the human contribution. That is, the scientific image of the world, like any other, is indelibly shaped by our interests, practices and prejudices.
David E. Cooper
I think that there’s still a lot of prejudice going on. I don’t really think it’s only an issue of football. I think football is a mirror of society.
Clarence Seedorf
Everybody should take each other as they are, white, black, Indians, Creole. Then there would be no prejudice, nations would get along.
Langston Hughes
Most people hate the taste of beer – to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice that many people have been able to overcome.
Winston Churchill
The dramatic critic who is without prejudice is on the plane with the general who does not believe in taking human life.
George Jean Nathan
I never fancied myself having a prejudice towards people with tattoos. I personally don’t have any and I don’t think that I do, but I do see that people treat me differently with tattoos. People get out of my way.
Walton Goggins
The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.
Jonathan Edwards
I learned that if I ever claim sexual harassment, I will be confronted with every bozo I once dated, every women I once impressedas snotty and superior, and together they will provide a convenient excuse to disbelieve me.
Anna Quindlen
Faith is a euphemism for prejudice and religion is a euphemism for superstition.
Paul Kenneth Keller
Show me a person without prejudice of any kind on any subject and I’ll show you someone who may be admirably virtuous but is surely no gardener. Prejudice against people is reprehensible, but a healthy set of prejudices is a gardener’s best friend. Gardening is complicated, and prejudice simplifies it enormously.
Allen Lacy
I need wrong to get laughs. I need a normal world so that I can be abnormal, and that’s my problem. Comedians need prejudice.
I am a Muslim. I am a practising Muslim. I don’t – i accept proper relationship with a man and woman and the family life. It is not our business to knock at every door and checking people’s orientation and casting aspersions or having prejudice against people.
Anwar Ibrahim
What if man is not really a scoundrel, man in general, I mean, the whole race of mankind-then all the rest is prejudice, simply artificial terrors and there are no barriers and it’s all as it should be.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
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.
Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
I do not think it possible for anyone to get by in life without prejudice. However, the attempt to do so leads many people to suppose that, in order to decide any moral question, they have to find an indubitable first principle from which they can deduce an answer.
Theodore Dalrymple
When orators and auditors have the same prejudices, those prejudices run a great risk of being made to stand for incontestable truths.
Philibert Joseph Roux
Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth.
James Allen
I was utterly free of speculative prejudices. The bear side doesn’t appeal to me any more than the bull side, or vice versa. My one steadfast prejudice is against being wrong.
Jesse Lauriston Livermore
To divest one’s self of some prejudices would be like taking off the skin to feel the better.
Sir Fulke Greville
In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today.
Buchi Emecheta
Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Jane Austen
Homophobia, transphobia, and sexism, they’re all rooted in the same prejudice: the belief that one perception at birth – the sex we are assigned – should dictate who we are, who we love, how we act, and what we do.
Sarah McBride
There is a strong ethical dimension to the best comedy. Not only does it avoid reinforcing prejudices, it actively challenges them.
Steve Coogan
I was climbing up a mountain-path With many things to do, Important business of my own, And other people’s too, When I ran against a Prejudice That quite cut off the view.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Be respectful to others as you grow… If we lack respect for one group, then there is a tendency for that attitude to spread. It becomes infectious and no one becomes safe from the ravages of prejudice.
Walter Annenberg
You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner.
Jane Austen
People’s ideas and fears can make them small but they cannot make you small. People’s prejudices can diminish them but they cannot diminish you. Small-minded people can think they determine your worth. But only you can determine your worth.
Carly Fiorina
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.
Thomas Willis
Christianity has always looked on sex as in some way indecent and sinful; and for that reason Christians cannot possibly associate a truly religious nature ‘with an unsuppressed libido. But that is more than a prejudice.’
Lewis Browne
Since I started in motor racing I’ve worked with people from all over the world. We are all here to go racing and prejudice will never play any part in that.
Kimi Raikkonen
A problem thoroughly understood is always fairly simple. Found your opinions on facts, not prejudices. We know too many things that are not true.
Charles Kettering
Well we’re good friends so I’m a little prejudice, but I think [Hillary Clinton] is incredibly qualified, and better prepared to be president than almost anyone who’s ever run frankly.
Madeleine Albright
It is ourselves we have to fear. Prejudice is the real robber, and vice the real murderer.
Victor Hugo
I hate prejudice of any kind, whether it be color or sexual preference.
Burt Reynolds
There is no accident so unfortunate but wise men will make some advantage of it, nor any so entirely fortunate but fools may turn it to their own prejudice.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
While we dance in the streets and pat ourselves on the back for being a nation great enough to reach beyond racial divides to elect our first African-American president let us not forget that we remain a nation still proudly practicing prejudice.
Harvey Fierstein
Regency romances end in marriage; zombie stories end in the zombies being vanquished. ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ delivers both.
Adam Cohen
It is impossible to wait and weigh, in golden scales, the sentiments of prejudice and superstition that have gathered round the priests who are considered to be the custodians of Hinduism.
Mahatma Gandhi
Nature’s noblemen are everywhere,–in town and out of town, gloved and rough-handed, rich and poor. Prejudice against a lord, because he is a lord, is losing the chance of finding a good fellow, as much as prejudice against a ploughman because he is a ploughman.
Nathaniel Parker Willis
Beauty is a delightful prejudice.
Complexity begets ambiguity, which yields in all ways to prejudice and avarice. Complication does not so much defeat Men as arm them with fancy.
R. Scott Bakker
Now, personally, I am baffled by the concept of racial prejudice. Why hate someone based on the color of their skin when, if you take the time to get to know them as a human being, you can find so many other things to hate them for?
Dennis Miller
( …philosophy is more often the systematization of the prejudices of philosophers than the systematization of nature.) Distrust all generalizations: stick to the concrete.
Epifanio de los Santos
That which corrodes the souls of the persecuted is the monstrous inner agreement with the prevailing prejudice against them.
Eric Hoffer
Do we call this the land of the free? What is it to be free from King George the Fourth and continue the slaves of prejudice? What is it to be born free and equal, and not to live? What is the value of any political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom?
Henry David Thoreau
Most people don’t think, they just rearrange their prejudices.
Howard G. Hendricks
Someone must show that the Afro-American race is more sinned against than sinning, and it seems to have fallen to me to do so. The awful death roll called every week is appalling, not only because of the lives taken, the cruelty and outrage to the victims, but because of the prejudice it fosters.
William Wells Brown
What is new in our time is the increased power of the authorities to enforce their prejudices.
Bertrand Russell
No man is prejudiced in favor of a thing, knowing it to be wrong. He is attached to it on the belief of its being right; and when he sees it is not so, the prejudice will be gone.
Thomas Paine
Knowledge-it excites prejudices to call it science-is advancing as irresistibly, as majestically, as remorselessly as the ocean moves in upon the shore.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
My teaching – of what is perceived to be a complex and foreign sounding religious philosophy – has become the target for people’s prejudice and religious intolerance.
Frederick Lenz
I think a lot of the history we’ve read up to this point, some of it is just off. It’s written with the same prejudice that certain networks have when they report the news of the day.
James McBride
Rhythm and blues started even before phonograph records were being produced because black people entertained themselves. It wasn’t done for money. It was done for entertainment. Most white people didn’t know anything about this because prejudice kept them from ever seeing what was going on.
Jesse Stone
It is quite typical for Democrats and other political groups to incite or exploit racial hatred, prejudice, or tension for political gain around the time of elections.
Mollie Hemingway
It’s not going to be a straight upward progression, but there’s no doubt that consciousness is growing. Prejudices die regularly in the Western world. We don’t burn witches anymore.
John Shelby Spong
Learning teaches how to carry things in suspense, without prejudice, till you resolve it.
Francis Bacon
Prejudice is the conjuror of imaginary wrongs, strangling truth, over-powering reason, making strong people weak, and weak people weaker. God gave us the large-hearted charity which “beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things,” which “thinketh no evil!”
John Ross Macduff
I have no prejudice against male or female.
John Lone
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein
She goes in with a prejudice and comes out with a statistic.
Ellen Goodman
It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.
Albert Einstein
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.
Amar Bose
The whole point of religious faith, its strength and chief glory, is that it does not depend on rational justification. The rest of us are expected to defend our prejudices. But ask a religious person to justify their faith and you infringe ‘religious liberty’.
Richard Dawkins
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Jane Austen
Geneticists believe that anthropologists have decided what a race is. Ethnologists assume that their classifications embody principles which genetic science has proved correct. Politicians believe that their prejudices have the sanction of genetic laws and the findings of physical anthropology to sustain them.
Lancelot Hogben
Anti-Semitism has never gone away; it will always be there because it’s a very convenient prejudice. The gene of it, the original DNA, is buried deep within our history. And even within some Jews as well.
Steven Berkoff
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.
Nina Simone
Prejudice makes prisoners of both the hated and the hater.
Randy Shilts
We have no right to prejudice another in his civil enjoyments because he is of another church.
Thomas Jefferson
A prejudice, unlike a simple misconception, is actively resistant to all evidence that would unseat it.
Gordon W. Allport
You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.
Robert A. Heinlein
Prejudice is a disease. And when they come for you, or refuse your worth, I will be ready for their stones. I belong to you.
Lady Gaga
Pride and Prejudice’ is set in the early 19th century. At that time, women had the legal status of children. A daughter was the property of her father until marriage, when her ownership passed to her husband.
Sara Pascoe
We have needed to define ourselves by reclaiming the words that define us. They have used language as weapons. When we open ourselves to what they say and how they say it, our narrow prejudices evaporate and we are nourished and armed.
Selma James
To set aside one’s prejudices, one’s present needs, and one’s own self interest in making a decision as a director for a company is an intellectual exercise that takes constant practice. In short, intellectual honesty is a journey and not a destination.
Mervyn King
Keeping the Union together, freeing slaves and being assassinated all added up to creating ‘Lincoln the myth.’ He overcame a lot of his own prejudices and became what many would consider the first black man’s president.
Henry Louis Gates
When enough Americans realize how rotten are the fruits of our policy of ‘benign neglect,’ how costly our prejudice is both in dollars and in human misery, the demand for change will be made-not for the sake of minority people, but for the sake of all of us.
John Howard Griffin
Prejudice and bigotry are brought down…by the sheer force of determination of individuals to succeed and the refusal of a human being to let prejudice define the parameters of the possible.
Condoleezza Rice
I’m a fan of the kind of political correctness that is about not promoting prejudice. But some people in America are offended by equality because when you’ve had privilege for so long, equality feels like oppression.
Ricky Gervais
We are all apt to think that an opinion that differs from our own is a prejudice.
Maria Edgeworth
Staring prejudice in the face imposes a cruel discipline: to structure your anger, to achieve a certain dignity, an angry dignity.
Ellen Ullman
I think the generosity of President Trump’s spirit, recognizing that in the patriot’s heart, there’s no room for prejudice is part of who this president is.
Mike Pence
Any deep-rooted prejudice against others, such as homophobia or misogyny, would be grounds for rejecting a candidate for the priesthood, but not their sexual orientation.
Timothy Radcliffe
The world is as large as the range of one’s interests. A narrow-minded man has a narrow outlook. The walls of his world shut out the broader horizon of affairs. Prejudice can maintain walls that no invention can remove.
Joseph Jastrow
The church is a place where we make our prejudice sacred.
Peter Rollins
As you go forth and share our core beliefs and the fruits of our doctrines, misperceptions will dissolve, prejudices will diminish, and people will come to see Latter-day Saints as devout disciples of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Quentin L. Cook
Simple perception then is a fallacy. Besides the conscious prejudices that we are aware of imposing on the world, there are a thousand subconscious prejudices that we assume to be actuality.
Colin Wilson
In the groves of their academy, at the end of every vista, you see nothing but the gallows.
Edmund Burke
I’ve an irritating chuckle, I’ve a celebrated sneer,
I’ve an entertaining snigger, I’ve a fascinating leer;
To everybody’s prejudice I know a thing or two;
I can tell a woman’s age in half a minute–and I do
W. S. Gilbert
I said, “If I was a Negro girl-” He placed his fingers across my lips so I tasted his saltiness. “We can’t think of changing our skin,” he said. “Change the world-that’s how we gotta think.”
Sue Monk Kidd
Prejudice is taught. If the world were full of only children, it would be a much better place.
Michael Jackson
Body shaming comes from prejudice and it does not hold any importance in my life. All that matters is my hard work, my mission and my vision; now that shouldn’t be short!
Rajpal Yadav
And happiness…Well, after all, desires torment us, don’t they? And, clearly, happiness is when there are no more desires, not one…What a mistake, what ridiculous prejudice it’s been to have marked happiness always with a plus sign. Absolute happiness should, of course, carry a minus sign — the divine minus.
Yevgeny Zamyatin
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
Oscar Wilde
As far as horses go, people will ask about one breed versus another. I have to tell you, I really don’t have any prejudice one way or another. I treat every horse at face value, how he/she is as an individual.
Buck Brannaman
Cats, even when robust, have scant liking for the boisterous society of children, and are apt to exert their utmost ingenuity to escape it. Nor are they without adult sympathy in their prejudice.
Agnes Repplier
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.
Rosamund Pike
I don’t like principles. I prefer prejudices.
Oscar Wilde
You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. -Mr. Darcy
Jane Austen
Prejudice doesn’t make me mad. It just – I guess ‘pisses me off’ is the word.
Chuck Berry
But – drive out prejudice with a pitch-fork it will ever return.
H. P. Blavatsky
No man can see his own prejudices.
Frances Wright
Surely one advantage of traveling is that, while it removes much prejudice against foreigners and their customs, it intensifies tenfold one’s appreciation of the good at home, and, above all, of the quietness and purity of English domestic life.
Isabella Bird
What remarkable strength is shown by the person who can lay aside personal prejudices and work without friction with a group of individuals with whom he or she is not in accord on many subjects.
Napoleon Hill
If a novelist had concocted a villain like Trump – a larger-than-life, over-the-top avatar of narcissism, mendacity, ignorance, prejudice, boorishness, demagoguery, and tyrannical impulses, she or he would likely be accused of extreme contrivance and implausibility.
Michiko Kakutani
Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.
Jane Austen
There’s a tendency to treat anyone with a physical disability as inspiring. I call it a pedestal of prejudice, in that you’re lifting people up to dismiss them. My whole thing is bringing us down to everyone else’s level and saying we’re all the same. The struggle is the same.
Zach Anner
It seems to me that the Swedish Academy of Science may be qualifying for the Nobel Peace Prize. It recognises no nationality; it discourages unworthy national feeling and prejudice.
Charles Glover Barkla
As the president’s principal intelligence advisor, I would ensure that all intelligence is collected analyzed and reported without bias, prejudice or political influence.
John Ratcliffe
O that our souls could scale a height like this, A mighty mountain swept o’er by the bleak Keen winds of heaven; and, standing on that peak Above the blinding clouds of prejudice, Would we could see all truly as it is; The calm eternal truth would keep us meek.
Robinson Jeffers
Eutrapelia . “A happy and gracious flexibility,” Pericles calls this quality of the Athenians…lucidity of thought, clearness and propriety of language, freedom from prejudice and freedom from stiffness, openness of mind, amiability of manners.
Matthew Arnold
When you’ve seen prejudice, you understand that we aren’t finished, that we’re still perfecting this American experiment.
Anthony Romero
At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice.
Gore Vidal
What makes me angry is closed mindedness, prejudice against those who are different from you, reveling in one’s own ignorance.
Jinkx Monsoon
I paint according to the moment and the theme. I don’t have any prejudice. Life concerns me.
Ralph Allen
Excellence is the best weapon against prejudice. I intend to be part of the solution and not the problem. You’ve just got to keep on banging out good performances.
David Oyelowo
If this were fiction, could even the most brilliant novelist contrive to make credible so short a period in which pride had been subdued and prejudice overcome?
P. D. James
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Robert Peel
I grew up in a modern business environment and did not experience the kind of prejudice that my mother and grandfather experienced.
Lewis Schiff
At thirty most men have prejudices rather than opinions-that is to say, rather than judgments-and few men have lived to be sixty without materially modifying the opinions they held at thirty.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Prejudice is a great time-saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. Prejudice not being founded on reason cannot be removed by argument.
Samuel Johnson
The age of nations has passed. Now, unless we wish to perish, we must shake off our old prejudices and build the Earth. The more scientifically I regard the world, the less can I see any possible biological future for it except in the active consciousness of its unity.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
By travelling across frontiers, on horseback and in the imagination, Montaigne invited us to to exchange local prejudices and the self division they induced for less constraining identities as citizens of the world.
Alain de Botton
Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand… prejudice, fear and ignorance walk hand-in-hand.
Neil Peart
Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
Wayne Dyer
Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.
Eleanor Roosevelt
We neither of us perform to strangers.
Jane Austen
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.
Redd Foxx
We accepted education as the means to rise above the limitations that a prejudiced society endeavored to place upon us.
Evelyn Boyd Granville
Eventually, I won the right to attend school, but the prejudice was still there.
Ryan White
Whenever our ethnic or national prejudices are aroused, in times of scarcity, during challenges to national self esteem or nerve, when we agonize about our diminished cosmic place and purpose, or when fanaticism is bubbling up around us – then, habits of thought familiar from ages past reach for the controls.
Carl Sagan
The sad truth is that millions of people with mental illness suffer stigma and prejudice, especially at work.
Luciana Berger
I am determined that nothing but the deepest love could ever induce me into matrimony.
Jennifer Ehle
There are truths which some men despise because they have not examined, and which they will not examine because they despise. There is one signal instance on record where this kind of prejudice was overcome by a miracle; but the age of miracles is past, while that of prejudice remains.
Charles Caleb Colton
When you first think of making a monster movie you have to realize that a lot of people may be down on you because there is a big prejudice against such films.
Bong Joon-ho
When your mind is empty of prejudices you can see the Tao. When your heart is empty of desires you can follow the Tao.
Lu Jun Hong
There’s still a really divisive residue in our nation that’s called racism and prejudice and oppression and sexism.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Because beauty will be so readily accessible, and skin color and features will be similar, prejudices based on physical features will be nearly eradicated. Prejudice will be socioeconomically based.
Tyra Banks
Modern historians are all would-be philosophers; who, instead of relating facts as they occurred, give us their version, or rather perversions of them, always colored by their political prejudices, or distorted to establish some theory . . .
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
In my own prejudice.. I would have of a poet…whose worlds would not be too esoteric..fond of talking….capable of pity and laughter..appreciative of womem..involved in personal relationships…susceptible to physical impressions
Louis MacNeice
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.
The mind of a bigot to the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour on it, the more it contracts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
When we look at a conflict, it is so often rooted in injustice, prejudice, competition for resources, poverty, poor governance and corruption.
Desmond Tutu
I don’t think my films are going to get rid of racism or prejudice. I think the best thing my films can do is provoke discussion.
Spike Lee
There is indeed a strange prejudice against Quotation.
James Boswell
You cannot have a theory without principles. Principles is another name for prejudices.
Mark Twain
Records can be destroyed if they do not suit the prejudices of ruling cliques, lost if they become incomprehensible, distorted if a copyist wishes to impose a new meaning upon them, misunderstood if we lack the information to interpret them. The past is like a huge library, mostly fiction.
Henry Ford
When you approach a problem, strip yourself of preconceived opinions and prejudice, assemble and learn the facts of the situation, make the decision which seems to you to be the most honest, and then stick to it.
Chester Bowles
A shop-keeper in good business is quite as well off as a pedlar that travels the country with his wares on his back. Commercial jealousy is, after all, nothing but prejudice: it is a wild fruit, that will drop of itself when it has arrived at maturity.
Jean-Baptiste Say
For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
Luther Burbank
Heightism is the last unchecked prejudice.
Alice McDermott
Libertarianism, the political philosophy of rugged individualism, ought to hold a natural appeal to tolerant, anti-statist, free-trade conservatives who deplore the turn taken by the party of Abraham Lincoln toward racial prejudice, authoritarianism, and mercantilism.
Jacob Weisberg
Continue to instruct the world; and – whilst we carry on a poor unequal conflict with the passions and prejudices of our day, perhaps with no better weapons than other passions and prejudices of our own – convey wisdom to future generations.
Edmund Burke
We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.
Haile Selassie
The obscurity is much oftener in the passions and prejudices of the reasoner than in the subject.
Alexander Hamilton
I believe I understand anti-Semitism which is a very complex movement. I see it as a Jew, but without hatred or fear. I recognize what is anti-Semitism is rude jesting, vulgar jealousy of mГ©tier, hereditary prejudice; but also what can be considered as in fact legitimate defence.
Theodor Herzl
If I do three interviews in a day, I can be exhausted, because the process of hearing everyone requires that I empty out myself. While I’m listening, my own judgments and prejudices certainly come up. But I know I won’t get anything unless I get those things out of the way.
Anna Deavere Smith
I had a deep prejudice against the South. It’s taken me many years to get over that, be more open and thoughtful.
John Edgar Wideman
Prejudice assumes the garb of reason, but the cheat is too thin.
Josh Billings
Contact is the best medicine against hate, racism and prejudice. It’s something that we should be very wary of, the more segregation we have, the more of a problem that’s going to be.
Rutger Bregman
Also in the new constitution, we want to lower the voting age from 20 years to 18 years and also gradually implement a voluntary military service in replacement of the current compulsory military service.
Chen Shui-bian
To exercise ignorance, racist prejudice, a love of power and total disregard for factual accuracy, one has to inhabit a world where everything can mean anything and nothing is certain.
Masha Gessen
Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
It is amazing how many people seem to think that the government exists to turn their prejudices into law.
Thomas Sowell
Be spacious. Open to listen and feel the other without prejudice.
John Friend
Fairness is man’s ability to rise above his prejudices.
Wes Fesler
The friendless, the weak, the victims of prejudice and public excitement are entitled to the same quality of justice and fair play that the rich, the powerful, the well-connected, and the fellow with pull thinks he can get.
Harry S. Truman
Most of our fellow-subjects are guided either by the prejudice of education or by a deference to the judgment of those who perhaps in their own hearts disapprove the opinions which they industriously spread among the multitude.
Joseph Addison
You can tell nothing from a man’s appearance, nothing except the depths of your own prejudice.
Simon Mawer
Men should continue to fight, but they should fight for things worth while, not for imaginary geographical lines, racial prejudices and private greed draped in the color’s of patriotism.
Albert Einstein
Politics’ the polite word for antediluvian prejudices, the rags put on by enmity and tribal resentment.
Joseph O’Connor
There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.
William Hazlitt
To be prejudiced is the privilege of the thinking human being. … The open mind is the empty mind.
Rose Macaulay
Much of our ignorance is of ourselves. Our eyes are full of dust. Prejudice blinds us.
Abraham Coles
Prejudice is an assortment of deceptively small personal judgments – deceptive because of their great cost in our daily lives.
Jean Stapleton
Satvajaya can decondition the mind so we can see things fresh, like with the eyes of a child. Satvajaya techniques rid us of negative emotions, thought patterns, and prejudices that may weigh us down like undigested food.
David Frawley
Above, far above the prejudices and passions of men soar the laws of nature. Eternal and immutable, they are the expression of the creative power they represent what is, what must be, what otherwise could not be. Man can come to understand the: he is incapable of changing them.
Vilfredo Pareto
The prejudice surrounding AIDS exacts a social death which precedes the actual physical one.
Tom Hanks
Justice is immortal, eternal, and immutable, like God Himself; and the development of law is only then a progress when it is directed towards those principles which like Him, are eternal; and whenever prejudice or error succeeds in establishing in customary law any doctrine contrary to eternal justice.
Lajos Kossuth
It is always the case with the best work, that it is misrepresented, and disparaged at first, for it takes a curiously long time for new ideas to become current, and the older men who ought to be capable of taking them in freely, will not do so through prejudice.
Francis Galton
Anti-Catholicism is the last respectable prejudice. You can’t hate black people anymore, of course, and you can’t hate homosexuals anymore, but you can hate all the Catholics you want.
Tom Clancy
The problem with not having a camera is that one must trust the analysis of a reporter who’s telling you what occurred in the courtroom. You have to take into consideration the filtering effect of that person’s own biases.
Lance Ito
There is a monsterous deal of stupid quizzing, & common-place nonsense talked, but scarcely any wit.
Jane Austen
I have no prejudices: all my irrational hatreds are based on solid evidence.
Ashleigh Brilliant
The man who has a certain religious belief and fears to discuss it, lest it may be proved wrong, is not loyal to his belief, he has but a coward’s faithfulness to his prejudices. If he were a lover of truth, he would be willing at any moment to surrender his belief for a higher, better, and truer faith.
William George Jordan
I’m a big reader, so when I was in ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ or, like, in Poirots and Marples, those are all books that I loved, and so it was really exciting for me to inhabit characters from literature that I knew and recognized.
Talulah Riley
Human beings are poor examiners, subject to superstition, bias, prejudice, and a PROFOUND tendency to see what they want to see rather than what is really there.
M. Scott Peck
Many studies have discovered a close link between prejudice and “patriotism” . . . Extreme bigots are almost always super-patriots.
Gordon Allport
I have great confidence in Taiwan’s democracy.
Chen Shui-bian
I am living in this world, and if this world already has a certain prejudice of me and an idea of me, then it’s really hard for me to go through it.
Amanda Knox
An English university is a sanctuary in which exploded systems and obsolete prejudices find shelter and protection after they have been . hunted out of every corner of the world.
Adam Smith
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.
Maya Lin
Qualities absolutely necessary for a historian: (1) Imagination. (2) Prejudice. (3) The power of writing your own biography at the same time.
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
If people are informed they will do the right thing. It’s when they are not informed that they become hostages to prejudice.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
True patriots believe that freedom from responsibility is selfishness, freedom from sacrifice is cowardice, freedom from tolerance is prejudice, freedom from stewardship is exploitation, and freedom from compassion is cruelty.
Eric Liu
Religion and politics hit nerves. There’s a lot of anger about a lot of things. It’s not easily resolved. I guess that’s what wars are about. Wars are about prejudice and fear. Hit first before you get hit. Believe me, I know.
Mel Gibson
A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Jane Austen
Beware lest we mistake our prejudices for our convictions.
Henry Allen Ironside
What we have earned by the sweat of our brow, we defend with pride. What we have gained by the accident of birth, we guard with prejudice.
Robert Breault
Prejudices of taste, likings and dislikings, are not always vanquishable by reason.
Mary Russell Mitford
It has been coming on so gradually, that I hardly know when it began. But I believe I must date it from my first seeing his beautiful grounds at Pemberley.
Jane Austen
Most of us have no idea what we can do because we are totally conditioned by the past. Our memories, beliefs, assumptions, prejudices, and stresses conspire to trap us in one boundary after another. We need to escape from this.
Deepak Chopra
Surely one advantage of traveling is that, while it removes much prejudice against foreigners and their customs, it intensifies tenfold one’s appreciation of the good at home.
Isabella Bird
National antipathy is the basest, because the most illiberal and illiterate of all prejudices.
Jane Porter
Those who are free from common prejudices acquire others.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Prejudice validates itself as righteous abhorrence of the criminally deviant. So Christian homophobia is just a metonym of that abjection in general.
Hal Duncan
I have come to understand that my hatred of the gym was based on fear and prejudice, a tribal resistance to science, to improvement. But to ignore my aging physicality and not try and become the strongest and fittest I can be is curmudgeonly at best and wilfully ignorant at worst.
Sue Perkins
Had Elizabeth Bennet known how wildly Darcy’s heart beat for her, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ would barely have made it into a short story. Their torturously slow-burning romance is a classic example of how men and women still struggle to communicate the most basic of emotions.
Mariella Frostrup
Some one has said that most of us don’t think, we just occasionally rearrange our prejudices.
Frank Knox
Over and above the political, economic, sociological, and international implications of racial prejudices, their major significance is that they place unnecessary burdens upon human beings.
Kenneth Clark
I hope we can all overcome any differences of culture, race, and language.
James E. Faust
Love is a form of prejudice. I have too many other prejudices.
Charles Bukowski
First of all, the actor needs to get out of the character’s way. You follow the character without judgment or prejudice or preconceived ideas.
Amy Ryan
A crowd of grade-three thinkers, all shouting the same thing, all warming their hands at the fire of their own prejudices, will not thank you for pointing out the contradictions in their beliefs. Man is a gregarious animal, and enjoys agreement as cows will graze all the same way on the side of a hill.
William Golding
I think prejudice has gotten to a point where a lot of people hold biases in their mind and don’t even realize that they’re doing it, because it’s deeply ingrained in the fabric of what it means to be an American.
Lakeith Stanfield
I have so many references in my head – flamenco, classical, Latin, too many. I come in and put it all on the table, with no prejudice, and just start working, working, working.
I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories… We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust… We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.
Thurgood Marshall
Reputations are shaped not by facts but by prejudices.
Barbara Mertz
The most moving scene for me in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is the Pemberley music room scene: Elizabeth has just saved Darcy’s sister from embarrassment and confusion, and as the music plays on, Darcy’s look of gratitude becomes a look of love, which we see reciprocated in Elizabeth’s eyes.
Andrew Davies
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.
John Jay Chapman
I believe in mysticism, with an interior goal, and you are your own temple and your own priest. I dont believe anymore in religions, because you see today there are religious wars, prejudice, false morals, and the woman is despised. Religion is too old now; its from another century, its not for today.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
The theory of cultural bias… is the idea that a culture is based on a particular form of organization. It can’t be transplanted except to another variant of that organization.
Mary Douglas
Ignorance is less remote from the truth than prejudice.
Denis Diderot
We feel that prejudice should not be tolerated; it really has no place.
That is why I come forward tonight without any political label, without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you: a crime is being committed against civilization.
John Amery
I don’t think that women being seen as inferior is a prejudice based on male hatred of women. When you look at history, it’s a prejudice based on simple fact.
Caitlin Moran
We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.
Booker T. Washington
It is, indeed, perhaps the greatest prospect of humanistic studies to contribute through an increasing knowledge of the history of cultural development to that gradual removal of prejudices which is the common aim of all science.
Niels Bohr
I always think that there’s a weight of prejudice from the past that gay people perhaps carry around with them. Even if it doesn’t exist so much around them, they still have a feeling of being excluded, and perceived prejudice is almost as unsettling as actual prejudice.
Andrew Haigh
We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups, to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.
Chen Shui-bian
Prejudice is a house-plant which is very apt to wilt if you take it out-of-doors among folks.
Josh Billings
I haven’t experienced a lot of prejudice in my life, but I’m not naive to what goes on in the world.
Malachi Kirby
Prejudice and discrimination based on our differences is an unfortunate fact of life.
Bonnie Hammer
The vast majority of people are unthinking prejudice machines.
Stefan Molyneux
Thinking? You’re not thinking. You’re reasoning without reasons, and that’s just another word for prejudice.
Anthony McGowan
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.
William Hazlitt
I think that there is incredible prejudice about witches while there is no prejudice about wizards. Words are very important, and I’m really into destroying myths.
Yoko Ono
Motherhood has become a battleground on which prejudice and class resentment can be waged without ever admitting that’s what we’re doing.
Kim Brooks
Mistakes and prejudices are as interesting as anything else. They reveal a lot about the mind set and culture of the time under consideration.
Sean Michael Wilson
The Monster Ball is by nature a protest: A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination + prejudice.
Lady Gaga
It’s interesting to take a look at people who deal with prejudice on a daily basis – it’s been a real eye opener for me.
Deborah Ann Woll
Every adult was once a child free from prejudice.
Mother Teresa
Children can be the most cruel creatures alive. They have the herd instinct of prejudice against any outsider, and they are merciless in its indulgence.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
Jane Austen
A writer loses possession of her work as soon as it’s reaches its audience. Each reader brings his own experience and prejudice and imagination to the work. Television adaptation just goes one step further, and the novelist has to learn to let go.
Ann Cleeves
So few men are really worth knowing, that it seems a shameful waste to let an anthropoid prejudice stand in the way of free association with one who is.
H. L. Mencken
You feel the shame, humiliation, and anger at being just another victim of prejudice, and at the same time, there’s the nagging worry that maybe… you’re just no good.
Nina Simone
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.
Tim Holden
A garbled quotation is equivalent to a betrayal, an insult, a prejudice.
Emile M. Cioran
Be able to recognize when you’re reading or hearing material biased to your own side.
Marilyn vos Savant
[T]he courts are so willing to assume that anything that is predominantly black must be inferior…. The mere fact that a school is black does not mean that it is the product of an unconstitutional violation.
Clarence Thomas
Prejudices subsist in people’s imagination long after they have been destroyed by their experience.
Ernest Dimnet
I am not myself apt to be alarmed at innovations recommended by reason. That dread belongs to those whose interests or prejudices shrink from the advance of truth and science.
Thomas Jefferson
The fact is that a ghastly class prejudice defines our response to the Indian Diaspora.
Barkha Dutt
Together, we will continue to build a stronger, more inclusive community, and send a strong message to those who spread hate: there is no room for prejudice in our neighborhoods.
Lucy McBath
At the very beginning, I said my life and Playboy are a Rorschach test. It’s a culmination of the dreams and fantasies and prejudices you bring to the table
Christie Hefner
Our prejudices are so deeply rooted that we never think of them as prejudices but call them common sense.
George Bernard Shaw
Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth.
Marianne Williamson
When people are forced to interact to survive, their prejudices diminish.
Muhammad Ali
If you are not honorable enough to fight without prejudice, go home.
Lady Gaga
What am I that I am called upon to have prejudices concerning the universe?
James Branch Cabell
That will do extremely well, child. You have delighted us long enough. Let the other young ladies have time to exhibit.
Jane Austen
Never suffer the prejudice of the eye to determine the heart.
Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann
Me can’t be prejudice. Me can’t me no think of life that way. Because, me figure if you prejudice, that mean you have a hate. If you have a hate inside of you, you can’t be righteous.
Bob Marley