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Bigotry Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Bigotry

Please enjoy these Bigotry Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition
in the popular defense of the family or in popular
attitudes regarding abortion,
crime, busing, and the school curriculum.
- Christopher Lasch

 

Too small is our world to allow discrimination,
bigotry and intolerance to thrive in any corner of it,
let alone in the United States of America.
- Eliot Engel

You tend to be afraid when someone seems foreign to you.
But if you aren't careful, that can lead to bigotry.
- Jasmine Guy

Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem;
it is a deep-seated evil within our society.
- Judith Light

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There is a place in this world for satire,
but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance
and bigotry toward religious beliefs...
begins.
- Isaac Hayes

Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument,
endeavors to silence by persecution,
in old days by fire and sword,
in modern days by the tongue.
- Charles Simmons

Bigotry is the sacred disease.
- Heraclitus

The rising sun can dispel the darkness of night,
but it cannot banish the blackness of malice,
hatred, bigotry, and selfishness from the hearts of humanity.
- David O. McKay

Bigotry and judgment are the height of insecurity.
- Jasmine Guy

I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions,
whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

There is no bigotry like that of "free thought" run to seed.
- Horace Greeley

Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Look back, to slavery, to suffrage, to integration and one thing is clear.
Fashions in bigotry come and go.
The right thing lasts.
- Anna Quindlen

I don't much care who is gay or straight or married or not.
I mostly notice if they are brave enough to confront bigotry.
- Jasmine Guy

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

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

It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers
from ecclesiastical ambition,
the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects...
that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national
government all power to act upon the subject.
- Joseph Story

Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other
forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people,
to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.
- Coretta Scott King

I'm surprised at the extent of the bigotry.
But it really plays out when companies or schools take
a side and prohibit the other platform at all.
We Mac users should be good even when the other side is bad.
We should do what we can to accept the other platforms.
- Steve Wozniak

We grew up as kids watching those movies and we were
exposed to themes of civil rights,
unfairness, bigotry and fathers struggling against
the kind of mob of the town,
so you remember how you felt as a kid being taken seriously,
that you are part of the human drama.
- Rachel Griffiths

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

As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow,
and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less
harm to the liberties of my country than will a party,
who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious
bigotry in the minds of their duped followers.
- Ezra Cornell

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry,
but by demonstrating that all peoples cry,
laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea
that if we try and understand each other,
we may even become friends.
- Maya Angelou

Your political system is actually too democratic.
The fact that Americans vote on every bill and proposition
can prolong bigotry indefinitely,
especially where it is aimed at minority groups.
- George Michael

Am I an Apple bigot? No.
I can critique their products and their customer service philosophy.
But overall, they do better than any other player.
- Donald Norman

He that cannot reason is a fool.
He that will not is a bigot.
He that dare not is a slave.
- Andrew Carnegie

He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool;
and he that dares not reason is a slave.
- William Drummond

I'm not any kind of a bigot, I'm not.
- Samuel Alito

When suave politeness, tempering bigot zeal,
corrected 'I believe' to 'one does feel'.
- Ronald Knox

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye.
The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag
out his dark convictions!
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached
to an opinion that you do not entertain.
- Ambrose Bierce

Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
- Josh Billings

We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he
is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

You're absolutely right: Bob Grant is a racist,
Bob Grant is a bigot, he's a despicable talk show host and I agree with that.
- Alan Dershowitz

I'm not homophobic, I'm not a bigot,
I'm not pandering to hatred.
- Sonny Bono

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth.
While truths, on which eternal things depend,
can hardly find a single friend.
- William Cowper

I am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp -
just think about all those white bigots,
licking the backside of a black man.
- Dick Gregory

I couldn't join a party that, frankly,
tolerates members who are bigots for one thing,
homophobes, racists.
- Ron Reagan

Nor bigots who but one way see, through blinkers of authority.
- Matthew Green

Those who will not reason, are bigots,
those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not,
are slaves.
- Lord Byron

Let that which stood in front go behind,
let that which was behind advance to the front,
let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions,
let the old propositions be postponed.
- Walt Whitman

I still find that a kind of stricture of the heart
happens when I see any form of bigoted or racist behaviour.
I get an actual pain in my heart.
- Janet Suzman

Woman, essentially a purist, is naturally bigoted and
relentless in her effort to make others as good as
she thinks they ought to be.
- Emma Goldman

Yesterday NPR fired me for telling the truth.
The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane
and see people dressed in garb that identifies them
first and foremost as Muslims.
This is not a bigoted statement.
It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the
terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims.
- Juan Williams

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

Repressed anger still is anger, it just isn't expressed.
If you truly have no anger, you are blessed and joyful.
If you have repressed anger, know that you have anger,
you just haven't expressed that anger.
Go ahead, express your anger briefly,
pound pillows, scream, curse.
Then take a deep breath, and get over it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today Is More Joyful Than Yesterday,
And Tomorrow Will Be More Joyful Still.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

He who controls others may be powerful,
but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
- Lao Tzu

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Never say goodbye when you still want to try,
never give up when you still feel you can't take it.
Never say you don't love the person anymore
when you can't let go.
- Anonymous

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung


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