Prejudice quotes page 1
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their
All communists are not bad, as all Congressmen are not angels. I have, therefore, no
prejudice against communists as such. Their philosophy, as they have declared it to me, I
cannot subscribe to.
It is never too late to give up your prejudices.
Henry David Thoreau
Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be
destroyed by logic.
I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme
What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrowmindedness, and many of our people need it
sorely on these accounts.
Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with
creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.
The true barbarian is he who thinks every thing barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I
seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his
self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.
Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.
When we step out of our normal world and leave behind us all the usual barriers and
prejudices, we tend to become more adventurous.
I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.
The advice I would give any young person is, first of all, to rid themselves of prejudice
against other people and to be concerned about what they can do to help others. And of
course, to get a good education, and take advantage of the opportunities that they have. In
fact, there are more opportunities today than when I was young.
If you judge people you have no time to love them.
I don't like principles... I prefer prejudices.
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.
Pride and prejudice are brothers.
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
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
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.
Prejudices save time.
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.
The rule for traveling abroad is to take our common sense with us, and leave our prejudices
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil
tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish
misery from their future and crimes from society.
History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.
I was the son of an immigrant. I experienced bigotry, intolerance and prejudice, even as so
many of you have. Instead of allowing these thing to embitter me, I took them as spurs to
more strenuous effort.
Bernard Mannes Baruch