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Bias Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Bias

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

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I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and
with a strong radical bias.
- Tony Benn

Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds -
habits and novelty.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Most Americans approach the problems of the Middle
East with a pro-Israeli bias -
and rightly so.
- George Ball

 

The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill,
though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the
natural bias of our flesh.
- Jonathan Edwards

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

I'm suspicious of any man or woman who approaches their
own liberation with any kind of gender bias.
- Andrew Cohen

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I don't know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal
mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers
to the arts than people of a conservative mentality.
- Sydney Pollack

I don't know of anybody's political bias at CBS News.
We try very hard to get any opinion that we have out of our stories,
and most of our stories are balanced.
- Lesley Stahl

The mainstream media has its own agenda.
They do not want to print the facts.
They have an agenda, they have a slant,
they have a bias.
It is outrageous to me.
- Curt Weldon

That is why I come forward tonight without any political label,
without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you:
a crime is being committed against civilization.
- John Amery

Have a bias toward action - let's see something happen now.
You can break that big plan into small steps and take
the first step right away.
- Indira Gandhi

I think, though, that people will read into a reporter's
story a bias that they want to see in a reporter.
- Garrett M. Graff

Martin Luther King Jr., recognized bias when he saw it,
knew what he was talking about.
- Jack Schwartz

It is a proof of our natural bias to evil,
that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good;
but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of.
- Augustus Hare

Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized.
- Benjamin Haydon

I think by laying it out for the viewer I'm avoiding the issue of bias.
- Dan Abrams

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our
court that continues to undermine the system.
Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic
to the pursuit of justice.
- Anita Hill

Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both
to preserve the traditional definition of marriage
and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
- Mitt Romney

Bias has to be taught.
If you hear your parents downgrading women or people
of different backgrounds,
why, you are going to do that.
- Barbara Bush

My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more
and you have more imagination etc.
You have less bias.
- Abdul Kalam

The theory of cultural bias...
is the idea that a culture is based on a particular form of organization.
It can't be transplanted except to another variant of that organization.
- Mary Douglas

Everybody is sitting around saying, 'Well,
jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.'
That somebody is us.
We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along.
- Wilma Mankiller

Good managers have a bias for action.
- Thomas J. Peters

But in the right-wing media, they do have a right-wing bias.
And they also have an agenda.
So their agenda is: we're an adjunct of the Republican Party,
and we're going push that agenda every day,
and, as you say, brand these stories that help further the right-wing cause.
- Al Franken

But there is something to the fact that we don't see games on the West Coast,
or we don't see games on the East Coast,
and stuff like that.
It's so unfair, because there is a bias that takes place.
- Marcus Allen

If one seeks to analyze experiences and reactions to the first postwar years,
I hope one may say without being accused of bias that
it is easier for the victor than for the vanquished to advocate peace.
- Gustav Stresemann

Has feminism made us all more conscious? I think it has.
Feminist critiques of anthropological masculine bias
have been quite important,
and they have increased my sensitivity to that kind of issue.
- Clifford Geertz

I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments
on the reasons to go to war in Iraq,
that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United
States without a predetermined bias from the war.
- Daniel Akaka

I had an immense advantage over many others dealing
with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived
from long-established practice to control and bias my mind,
and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is,
is right.
- Henry Bessemer

To make the argument that the media has a left-
or right-wing,
or a liberal or a conservative bias,
is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they
use too much oil in their hummus.
- Al Franken

I'm not staid and unbiased here.
I have certain biases I want to convey,
and if you disagree, that's fine.
- Neil Cavuto

The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal.
They're about getting ratings, about making money,
about doing stories that are easy to cover.
- Al Franken

The problem with not having a camera is that one must
trust the analysis of a reporter who's telling you
what occurred in the courtroom.
You have to take into consideration the filtering effect
of that person's own biases.
- Lance Ito

With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted
rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale,
but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates.
And that's been shown by statistics,
there are reasons for that -
there are cultural biases built into testing,
and that was one of the motivations for the concept
of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects.
- Sonia Sotomayor

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

Susan is just great.
I know I'm biased, but she's a great actress.
- Tim Robbins

I am biased to my show as a whole but it is still very entertaining.
- Rob Mariano

It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-biased media
and the homosexuals who want to destroy all Christians.
- Pat Robertson

When I first started to get into writing,
it was via music.
I'd generate ideas for songs that would turn into stories,
then they'd turn into novels.
I was biased toward music.
- Irvine Welsh

Scientists are human, they're as biased as any other group.
But they do have one great advantage in that science
is a self-correcting process.
- Cyril Ponnamperuma

Men are often biased in their judgment on account of
their sympathy and their interests.
- George William Norris

Be able to recognize when you're reading or hearing
material biased to your own side.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest,
a potential of danger to you or your family,
or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.
- Jessica Savitch

Too often a story is examined through biased eyes,
without a sensitivity for everyone who forged it.
It's seen from the point of view of the great white savior,
and rarely is the perspective of the slave a part.
- Jeffrey Wright

I hope we will not so characterize religious people
as being so narrow and so biased towards people not
of their own religion that they cannot even work with
them in this common cause to which you say they are committed.
- Barney Frank

The Iraq War marked the beginning of the end of network news coverage.
Viewers saw the juxtaposition of the embedded correspondents
reporting the war as it was actually unfolding and the jaundiced,
biased, negative coverage of these same events in the network newsrooms.
- Dick Morris

Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences
on all of human behavior.
We're trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-,
present- or future-oriented.
- Philip Zimbardo

The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear.
It is ignored by the voice of desire.
It is contradicted by the voice of shame.
It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger.
Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
- Karl A. Menninger

The estimated loss of up to six million dead is founded
too much on both emotional,
biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in the postwar
reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts with the defeated.
- Franjo Tudjman

We have had a long wait for democracy.
- Chen Shui-bian

The road to democracy may be winding and is like a
river taking many curves,
but eventually the river will reach the ocean.
- Chen Shui-bian

The grandeur and strength or our people and democracy are as big as a forest.
- Chen Shui-bian

Even if one tree falls down it wouldn't affect the entire forest.
- Chen Shui-bian

Taiwan is an independent sovereign country.
- Chen Shui-bian

However, I must say that I am very happy to see that
we have such a positive result for our first referendum
in our history and that gives me more confidence in Taiwan's democracy.
- Chen Shui-bian

Over the next four years, I will continue to listen
to different views and accept different suggestions.
- Chen Shui-bian

I have great confidence in Taiwan's democracy.
- Chen Shui-bian

I believe that this is not only the view of the people
on both sides of the Strait.
It is also the common expectation of the US,
Japan and the international community.
- Chen Shui-bian

We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating
basic human rights into our new constitution.
- Chen Shui-bian

We sincerely ask the Beijing authorities across the
Strait to view the election result from a positive perspective,
to accept the democratic decision of the Taiwanese people.
- Chen Shui-bian

We must not demonstrate any arrogance,
and we must refrain from any irrational or undemocratic behavior.
- Chen Shui-bian

I believe in the greatness of our people.
- Chen Shui-bian

It has been well over half a century and I'm glad to
say we have taken the right path from authoritarianism
to democracy and this is a road of no return.
- Chen Shui-bian

If we really love and cherish Taiwan,
we should hold our hands in unity to protect our country
and our democratic values with the most humble and tolerant hearts.
- Chen Shui-bian

We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups,
to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.
- Chen Shui-bian

We will strive to make Taiwan a better place and enable
our people to live better lives.
- Chen Shui-bian

The results of the two referenda demonstrate the majority
view of the Taiwanese people.
- Chen Shui-bian

I believe in the greatness of our democracy.
- Chen Shui-bian

The election result is not a victory that belongs to me or my party.
- Chen Shui-bian

Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill,
and with great wisdom and broad views,
the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace,
stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.
- Chen Shui-bian


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