Prejudice Quotes

Best selected prejudice quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about prejudice will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support. Ambrose Bierce
Prejudices are what fools use for reason. Voltaire
Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black. Shirley Chisholm
All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye. Alexander Pope
He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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
There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice. William Hazlitt
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
Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices. Remy De Gourmont
There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome. Andre Gide
He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices. Carlo Goldoni
Our prejudices are our robbers, they rob us valuable things in life. Anonymous
Reasoning against prejudice is like fighting against a shadow; it exhausts the reasoner, without visibly affecting the prejudice. Mildmay
All colors will agree in the dark. Francis Bacon
Prejudice not being funded on reason cannot be removed by argument. Samuel Johnson
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. Edward R. Murrow
The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour on it, the more it will contract. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood -- we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we. Jean Rostand
One can only give an unbiased opinion about things that do not interest one, which is no doubt the reason an unbiased opinion is always valueless. The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing. Oscar Wilde
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally. W. C. Fields
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
The most learned are often the most narrow minded. William Hazlitt
America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies. James F. Cooper
Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded. Lord Chesterfield
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice. Arthur Schopenhauer
Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind. Joseph Addison
We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home. Rosalyn Sussman
Prejudice is a great timesaver. It enables you to form opinions without bothering to get facts. Anonymous
Prejudice is the child of ignorance. William Hazlitt
Prejudice is being down on something you're not up on. Anonymous
For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while. Luther Burbank
Orthodoxy is the diehard of the world of thought. It learns not, neither can it forget. Aldous Huxley
Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter. Laurence J. Peter
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions. Charles F. Kettering
I wander if there really is a brave man with a really good imagination? If hypocrisy was destructive to the environment the world would have ended a long, long time ago. Anonymous
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
Prejudice is the sole author of infamies: how many acts are so qualified by an opinion forged out of naught but prejudice. Marquis De Sade
Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks. Duchess d'Abrantes
I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice. Clint Eastwood
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices -- just recognize them. Edward R. Murrow
No wise man can have a contempt for the prejudices of others; and he should even stand in a certain awe of his own, as if they were aged parents and monitors. They may in the end prove wiser than he. William Hazlitt
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones. Charlotte Bronte
Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor. Eric Hoffer
Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself. William Dean Howells
Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence. Hebrew Proverb
It is just as impossible to help reform by conciliating prejudice as it is by buying votes. Prejudice is the enemy. Whoever is not for you is against you. John Jay Chapman
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together. Richard M. Nixon
Whoever seeks to set one race against another seeks to enslave all races. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The one and only formative power given to man Is thought. By his thinking he not only makes character, but body and affairs, for ''as he thinketh within himself, so is he.'' Prejudice is a mist, which in our journey through the world often dims the brightest and obscures the best of all the good and glorious objects that meet us on our way. Lord Shaftesbury
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
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. William J. Durant

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