Prejudice Quotes

God deliver us all from prejudice and unkindness, and fill us with the love of truth and virtue.

William Ellery Channing

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

Elihu Root

It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.

Havelock Ellis

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

Joey Skaggs

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

Robert Peel

Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to truth, but submission to prejudice.

John Locke

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

Alexander Claud Cockburn

Reasoning against a prejudice is like fighting against a shadow; it exhausts the reasoner, without visibly affecting the prejudice.

Charles Mildmay

That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.

Charles Bukowski

In overcoming prejudice, working together is even more effective than talking together.

Ralph W. Sockman

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, they are often frank about their ignorance, their disputes are fairly decorous, they do not confuse what is being argued with race, politics, sex or age, they listen patiently to the young and to the old who both know everything. These are the general virtues of scholarship, and they are peculiarly the virtues of science.

Jacob Bronowski

In our shock and grief one thing must remain clear, hate and prejudice are not American values. The public outrage in Laramie and all across America today echoes what we heard at the White House Conference on Hate Crimes last year -- there is something we can do about this, Congress needs to pass our tough Hate Crimes Legislation. It can do so even before it adjourns and it should do so.

Bill Clinton

If your lens is prejudice, you're wearing the wrong prescription.

Carrie Latet

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

Maggie Gallagher

Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Zen says: be empty. Look without any idea. Look into the nature of things but with no idea, with no prejudice, with no presupposition.

Osho

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

Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason.

John Wesley

Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.

Martin Luther King, JR.

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.

Sydney Smith

Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world and ignorance of mankind.

Joseph Addison

Prejudice is never easy unless it can pass itself off for reason.

William Hazlitt

Prejudice is the twin of illiberality.

George Denison Prentice

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

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

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