Quotes and Sayings about Prejudice



"If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon."
- George Aiken
(Related: Causes, Prejudice, Race)

"I paint according to the moment and the theme. I don't have any prejudice. Life concerns me."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Life, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Hair, Prejudice)

"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Burden, Future, Past, Prejudice, Present)

"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
(Related: Design, Government, Truth, Lie, Consideration, Light, Rhetoric, Right)

"There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Mind, Opinions)

"The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred."
- George Bancroft
(Related: First, Ignorance, Interest)

"I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices. I do not, however, value them."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Value)

"Some readers allow their prejudices to blind them. A good reader knows how to disregard inappropriate responses."
- John Barton
(Related: Blind)

"Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see."
- Bernard Baruch
"Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence - but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Character, Confidence, Favorite, Fight, Prejudice, Will)

"Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Opinion, Prejudice, Support)

"Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart."
- Countess of Blessington
(Related: Men, Ignorance)

"Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Prejudice, Reason)

"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
(Related: Food, Time, Mother, Father, Prejudice, states, United)

"When I begin a book, I inevitably discover many things along the way, about the characters, their past histories and the political intrigues that surround them. This discovery process is vital, and I would not prejudice it by deciding too much in advance."
- David Brin
(Related: Discovery, Past, Prejudice)

"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 firm there, firm as weeds among stones."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Education, Heart)

"I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today."
- Isambard K. Brunel
(Related: Progress, Errors, Improvement, Law, Rules, Today, Tomorrow)

"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 S. Buck
(Related: Evil, Prejudice, Race, Shadow)

"For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while."
- Luther Burbank
"It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Change, People, Order)

"Prejudices save time."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Time)

"Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Duty, Jury)

"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
(Related: Action, Corruption, Machine, Man, Prejudice, Reason)

"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
(Related: Cruelty, Rights, Human rights, Prejudice, Violence)

"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
(Related: Prejudice, Public, Result, Television, Will)

"The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it."
- Alexander Cockburn
(Related: First, Law, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Fear, Advertising, Prejudice)

"The air is the only place free from prejudices."
- Bessie Coleman
"The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Time, Truth, Friend, Enemy, Humility, Prejudice)

"As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Action, Friends, Literary, Man, Passion)

"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
(Related: America, Opinions, Religious)

"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
(Related: Positive, Man, Mind, Prejudice, Race, Will)

"Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand, not attitudes to be avoided."
- Charles Curtis
(Related: Prejudice)

"I never let prejudice stop me from what I wanted to do in this life."
- Sarah Louise Delany
(Related: Life, Prejudice)

"He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Eye, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Company, Innocence, Loss)

"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
(Related: Education, Family, Life, Influence, Parents, Prejudice)

"History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice."
- Will Durant
(Related: History, Prejudice, Rest)

"The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Extreme, Man, Prejudice)

"I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Extreme, Fact, Man, Prejudice)

"I think most people are more susceptible to prejudice than to reason."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: People, Prejudice, Reason)

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Age, Common sense)

"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: People, Environment, Opinions)

"In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today."
- Buchi Emecheta
(Related: People, Problems, Today)

"A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives."
- Robert Emmet
(Related: Power, Difficulties, Force, Fortune, Man, Memory)

"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
(Related: Control, Argument, Birth control, Prejudice, Smile)

"I'm free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Hate)

"I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Hate)

"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
(Related: Logic, Race)

"The glaring injustice is there for all who are not blinded by prejudice to see."
- Bram Fischer
(Related: Injustice, Prejudice)

"Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat."
- Martin Henry Fischer
(Related: Education, Driving)

"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
(Related: Home, People, Open, Prejudice)

"The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices."
- Frederick II
(Related: Old, Pleasure, World)

"The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: People, Control, American, Fire, May)

"The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: People, Control, American, Fire, May)

"Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Government, Majority, Prejudice, Tyranny)

"In a world filled with hate, prejudice, and protest, I find that I too am filled with hate, prejudice, and protest."
- Bob Gibson
(Related: Hate, Prejudice, Protest, World)

"There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Art, Work, Prejudice)

"He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices."
- Carlo Goldoni
(Related: Country)

"If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice."
- Benny Goodman
(Related: Music, Selling, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Abuse, Exploitation, Musicians, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Ideas, Logic, Man, Nothing, Pleasure, Reason)

"In examining the evidence of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery of truth that we bring to the investigation a mind freed, as far as possible, from existing prejudice, and open to conviction."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Religion, Truth, Christian, Conviction, Discovery, Investigation, Mind, Open, Prejudice)

"By competent evidence, is meant such as the nature of the thing to be proved requires; and by satisfactory evidence, is meant that amount of proof, which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind, beyond any reasonable doubt."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Nature, Doubt, Mind, Proof)

"Race prejudice can't be talked down, it must be lived down."
- Francis J. Grimke
(Related: Prejudice, Race)

"Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom."
- Robert Hall
(Related: Authority, Custom, Mankind)

"It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary, who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers, to charge them with prejudice."
- Paul Harris
(Related: American, Prejudice, Writers)

"The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices."
- William Hazlitt
"There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Prejudice)

"Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Custom, Prejudice)

"Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Christianity, World)

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Ignorance, Prejudice)

"Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Mind, Prejudice, Safety)

"Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Baby)

"I'm the result of upbringing, class, race, gender, social prejudices, and economics. So I'm a victim again. A result."
- James Hillman
(Related: Class, Economics, Gender, Race, Result)

"I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Mind)

"Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Loss, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Society, Citizenship, Consequences, Inaction, Indifference, Prejudice, Racism)

"We beg you to save young America from the blight of race prejudice. Do not bind the children within the narrow circles of your own lives."
- Charles Hamilton Houston
(Related: America, Children, Prejudice, Race)

"Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Discrimination, Liberalism, Poverty, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: People, Prejudice, Right, Will)

"From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Experience, Men)

"Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."
- William James
(Related: People, Thinking)

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."
- William James
(Related: People, Thinking)

"There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices."
- Francis Jeffrey
(Related: Strength, Man, May, Nothing, Unconscious)

"Beware prejudices. They are like rats, and men's minds are like traps; prejudices get in easily, but it is doubtful if they ever get out."
- Lord Jeffrey
(Related: Men)

"A good example of how it must have been is today's world of conducting, which is still utterly dominated by men, and the prejudice the few female conductors have to battle even today is astounding."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Men, Battle, Example, Prejudice, Today, World)

"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
(Related: Life, War, Civilization, Christianity, Decency, Disease, Enemy, Prejudice, Race)

"You have to liberate yourself first from the prejudices of the world in which you live."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: First, World)

"My children have no prejudices at all. My own brother-in-law is Jewish!"
- Dorothy Kilgallen
(Related: Brother, Children)

"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
(Related: Americans, Bigotry, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Prejudice, Responsibility, Tolerance)

"Indeed, there are so many prejudices against everyday middle-class values on college campuses, and serving in the military and being pro-American just seems to be one of them."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Values, Being, College, Military)

"Some one has said that most of us don't think, we just occasionally rearrange our prejudices."
- Frank Knox
"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
(Related: Interest, Moderation, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Art, Prejudice)

"Science, almost from its beginnings, has been truly international in character. National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: Science, Truth, Character, Beginnings)

"Because it equates tradition with prejudice, the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse with ordinary people in their common language."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: People, Language, Prejudice, Tradition)

"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
(Related: Science, Conflict, Philosophy, Prejudice)

"I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Faith, Boldness, Giving, Humanity)

"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
(Related: History, Prejudice, President, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Effort)

"Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is a deep-seated evil within our society."
- Judith Light
(Related: Society, Bigotry, Deep, Evil, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Thought, Denmark, Growing up, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Class, Mind)

"I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation."
- Belva Lockwood
(Related: Actions, Laws, Legislation, Prejudice)

"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 Joseph Lodge
(Related: Experience, Prejudice)

"I have no prejudice against male or female."
- John Lone
(Related: Prejudice)

"Prejudices and preferences exist and will continue to. When you learn how to market yourself, you become less of a victim."
- Lavrenti Lopes
(Related: Will)

"I want to make a summing up, brief and to the point, but thorough. I have never suppressed a word in my books out of regard for other people and their prejudices."
- John Henry Mackay
(Related: People, Books, Want, Word)

"Prejudices are not easily got rid of as an old coat which is no longer thought of."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Thought, Old)

"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
(Related: Argument, Conviction, Facts, Fool, May, Mind, Opinion, Prejudice, Providence, Reason)

"There are a lot of people who like to think they don't have prejudices and that they're open people, and yet, we all have that in ourselves, oftentimes against people of our own race or our own gender or whatever."
- Jim McKay
(Related: People, Gender, Open, Race)

"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
(Related: Hell, May, Will, World)

"Criticism is prejudice made plausible."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Criticism, Prejudice)

"Mom claimed that I could carry a tune at 2 or 3 years of age. Maybe she was a little prejudiced."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Mom, Age, Years)

"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
(Related: Impulses, May, Prejudice)

"Whoever looks at America will see: the ship is powered by stupidity, corruption, or prejudice."
- Johann Most
(Related: America, Corruption, Prejudice, Stupidity, Will)

"Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them."
- Edward R. Murrow
"If you were black, you experienced prejudice. It wasn't a real horrible thing for us; we went through it. We noticed it mostly in the South and in Las Vegas, where we couldn't stay in the hotels where we entertained. But that began to change."
- Harold Nicholas
(Related: Change, Prejudice)

"We don't have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago, but today it is more educated."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Prejudice, Today, Years)

"Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Feeling, Folly, Obstinacy, Opinion, Prejudice, Public, Public opinion, Right, Weakness, Wrong)

"Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Education)

"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
(Related: Chance, Energy, Marines, Prejudice, Pride, Summer)

"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
(Related: People, Faces, Prejudice, Pride, Smile)

"First and foremost, when I think of him - I'm prejudiced; I worked for the guy for six and a half years - when I think of him, I think of him first and foremost as an idea politician."
- John Podesta
(Related: Idea, First, Years)

"The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Mistake, Prejudice)

"The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Fashion, Grace, Lent, Novelty, Paradoxes, Today, Tomorrow)

"The enmity of such a party towards Socialism does not mean that the members are only prejudiced against it because they do not know it; it means that they are possessed of bourgeois ideas, and wish to determine their policy accordingly."
- Karl Radek
(Related: Policy, Ideas, Party, Socialism)

"Prejudices in disfavor of a person fix deeper, and are much more difficult to be removed, than prejudices in favor."
- Samuel Richardson
"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
(Related: Sports, Truth, Baseball, Prejudice)

"In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Time, Being, First, Prejudice, Russia, Washington)

"Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Men, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Rights, Opinion, Passion, Prejudice, Self, Suspicion)

"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
(Related: Nature, Control, Ambition, Generations, Human nature, Injustice, Now, Perfection, Prejudice, Selfishness, Will)

"There is no reason against woman's elevation, but prejudices."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Reason, Woman)

"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
(Related: Being, Man, May, Paradoxes)

"I try to support groups that are about educating people about different races, different religions, different cultures and different situations so that we can break down the barriers of prejudice and bigotry."
- Loretta Sanchez
(Related: People, Bigotry, Prejudice, Support)

"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
(Related: Truth, Appearance, Discovery, Error, Opinion, Prejudice, Present, Weakness)

"There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy."
- Rod Serling
(Related: Thoughts, Suspicion, Weapons)

"People must realize that a crime motivated by racial or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: People, Crime, Prejudice)

"I have only one prejudice in horseflesh - I do not like a white one."
- Ernest Thompson Seton
(Related: Prejudice)

"Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices."
- Sargent Shriver
"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
(Related: Hurt, Prejudice, Rest, Self, Thinking)

"Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice."
- Joey Skaggs
(Related: Hatred, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Sympathy, Humanity, Party, Prejudice)

"Public and employer opinion often defeat society's best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Women, Society, Defeat, Opinion, Prejudice, Public)

"I never read a book before previewing it; it prejudices a man so."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Man)

"We have convinced over one billlion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Faith, Religion, Culture, Freedom, Want)

"We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Prejudice)

"Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded."
- Philip Stanhope
(Related: Wife, Reason)

"Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Ignorance, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Chance, Giving, State)

"I knew that discrimination existed, even though there were many individuals who were not prejudiced."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Discrimination)

"The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Life, Opinions)

"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
(Related: Success, Courage, Perseverance, Patience, Prejudice, Will)

"There will always be that dreadful monster prejudice to do extra battle against because of their color."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Battle, Prejudice, Will)

"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
(Related: Women, Children, Prejudice, Race)

"I want people to come to my music without prejudice. I want them to get the music first. And who I am isn't that important. If they like the songs to me that's a good thing."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Music, People, First, Prejudice, Songs, Want)

"It is never too late to give up our prejudices."
- Henry David Thoreau
"I am not prejudiced against the Negro. When I was governor, I did more to help the Negroes in our State than any previous Governor, and I think you can find Negro leaders in the State who will attest to this fact."
- Strom Thurmond
(Related: Fact, Help, Leaders, State, Will)

"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
(Related: Existence, Freedom, Order, Prejudice, Respect)

"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
(Related: Failure, America, Prejudice, Reason)

"Now they're attracted to one another, but repelled by their ethnic origins, so that there was something to overcome. They had to overcome their own prejudices, which had been imposed by the culture - their own shame at being Mexican and Italian."
- Robert Towne
(Related: Being, Culture, Now, Shame)

"I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin."
- Bess Truman
(Related: Talent, Opportunity, Action, Prejudice, Race)

"The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice."
- Mark Twain
(Related: History, Prejudice)

"I had not got over the prejudice against Lincoln with which my personal contact with him in 1858 imbued me."
- Henry Villard
(Related: Prejudice)

"Prejudices are what fools use for reason."
- Voltaire
(Related: Fools, Reason)

"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
(Related: Cancer, Cure, Prejudice, Utopia, Will)

"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
(Related: Power, Circumstances, Desire, Environment, Gain, Order, Play, Prejudice, Thinking)

"It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Growth, Prejudice)

"One either has to believe in a God who's terribly prejudiced, or disbelieve the teachings of such exclusionary theologies. Religions have taught us that 'we are better than they.'"
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: God)

"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
(Related: Truth, Feelings, Heart, Man, Sense, Suffering)

"All my life I've been prejudiced against wealthy people."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Life, People)

"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
(Related: Religious)

"This is the great object held out by this association; and the means of attaining it is illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice."
- Adam Weishaupt
(Related: Clouds, Prejudice, Reason, Sun, Superstition, Understanding, Will)

"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
(Related: Death, Light, Prejudice, Risk)

"Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts."
- E. B. White
(Related: Time, Facts, Opinions, Prejudice)

"Eventually, I won the right to attend school, but the prejudice was still there."
- Ryan White
(Related: Prejudice, Right, School)

"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
(Related: Prejudice, Understanding, Weakness)

"It is, therefore, essential that we guard our own thinking and not be among those who cry out against prejudices applicable to themselves, while busy spawning intolerances for others."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Thinking)

"The simplest principles become difficult of practice, when habits, formed in error, have been fixed by time, and the simplest truths hard to receive when prejudice has warped the mind."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Time, Error, Habits, Mind, Practice, Prejudice, Principles)

"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
(Related: Life, Thought, Discrimination, Prejudice)

"I was discriminated against because I was Jewish, Italian, black and Puerto Rican. But maybe the worst prejudice I experienced was against the poor. I grew up on welfare and often had to move in the middle of the night because we couldn't pay the rent."
- Philip Zimbardo
(Related: Night, Poor, Prejudice, Welfare)

"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
(Related: People, Prejudice, Road)