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Wise Quotes about Prejudice

May you find great value in these Prejudice quotes and sayings.

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

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I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is no neutrality.
There is only greater or lesser
awareness of one's bias.
- Phyllis Rose

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
- M. Scott Peck

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Travel is fatal to bigotry, prejudice, and narrow-mindedness.
- Mark Twain

The very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

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

When our thoughts - which bring actions -
are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white,
we are in a living hell.
That is as real as hell will ever be.
- George Washington Carver

Today's acorns grow into the oak trees of thirty years hence.
But what acorns are we sowing today?
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of prejudice or hatred would grow into.
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of pollution can become.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,
and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things
cannot be acquired by vegetating
in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
- Mark Twain

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery,
I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln

Prejudice is a great time saver.
You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
- E. B. White

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

In this world, the greatest courage is to drop the mind aside.
The bravest man is who can see the world
without the barrier of the mind, just as it is.
It is tremendously different, utterly beautiful.
There is nobody who is inferior and there is nobody who is superior -
there are no distinctions.
- Osho

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

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

I paint according to the moment and the theme.
I don't have any prejudice.
Life concerns me.
- Ralph Allen

But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning,
which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science,
has its origin in these debates.
- Robert B. Laughlin

The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing
proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete
finality of the death sentence.
- Byron White

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

We don't have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago,
but today it is more educated.
- Edward James Olmos

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

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

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
- H. L. Mencken

There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises
from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.
- William Hazlitt

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

The glaring injustice is there for all who are not
blinded by prejudice to see.
- Bram Fischer

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
- Clint Eastwood

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

I think most people are more susceptible to prejudice than to reason.
- Roger Ebert

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

Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek.
You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers,
but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating.
- Marian Anderson

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

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

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

Public and employer opinion often defeat society's
best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women.
- Kate Smith

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

The only prejudice I've found anywhere in TV is in
some advertising agencies,
and there isn't so much prejudice as just fear.
- Nat King Cole

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

People must realize that a crime motivated by racial
or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us.
- Jose Serrano

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

I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice,
and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance
achieve success for themselves.
- Major Taylor

Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice,
because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
- Allan Bloom

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

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

Seeing their children touched and seared and wounded
by race prejudice is one of the heaviest crosses which
colored women have to bear.
- Mary Church Terrell

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

I've been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer,
so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch
of marines is quite attractive,
and probably a necessary dose of male energy.
- Rosamund Pike

We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced.
- Herbert Spencer

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

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is,
the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
- Clint Eastwood

In a world filled with hate, prejudice,
and protest, I find that I too am filled with hate,
prejudice, and protest.
- Bob Gibson

I have no prejudice against male or female.
- John Lone

Eventually, I won the right to attend school,
but the prejudice was still there.
- Ryan White

It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants
has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
- Henry A. Wallace

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

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

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

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


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