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

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

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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

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

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

 

I am free of all prejudices.
I hate every one equally.
- W. C. Fields

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

Most men, when they think they are thinking,
are merely rearranging their prejudices.
- Knute Rockne

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Some one has said that most of us don't think,
we just occasionally rearrange our prejudices.
- Frank Knox

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

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

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

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
- Albert Einstein

In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and
prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today.
- Buchi Emecheta

Science, almost from its beginnings,
has been truly international in character.
National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

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

I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices.
I do not, however, value them.
- Howard Barker

He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.
- Carlo Goldoni

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

There is no reason against woman's elevation,
but prejudices.
- Ernestine Rose

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

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

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
- Martin Henry Fischer

There are weapons that are simply thoughts.
For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
- Rod Serling

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

Some readers allow their prejudices to blind them.
A good reader knows how to disregard inappropriate responses.
- John Barton

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

There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long
unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices.
- Francis Jeffrey

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

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

Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts
to justify their prejudices.
- Sargent Shriver

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

I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind.
- Eric Hoffer

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

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

Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife,
very often heard indeed, but seldom minded.
- Philip Stanhope

My children have no prejudices at all.
My own brother-in-law is Jewish!
- Dorothy Kilgallen

Many people think they are thinking when they are merely
rearranging their prejudices.
- William James

Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence,
to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
- William Hazlitt

The air is the only place free from prejudices.
- Bessie Coleman

Living Into the Great Paradox,
I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life serves up.
I work to bring about my vision of the future,
which is based on my value system of what is right,
just, noble, compassionate, generous, humane, peaceful, and loving.
Simultaneously, I accept that my vision
is based on only my opinions and prejudices,
and I honor all points of view and value systems,
no matter how different from my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous
but his own tastes and prejudices.
- William Hazlitt

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

I'm free of all prejudices.
I hate everyone equally.
- W. C. Fields

Prejudices save time.
- Robert Byrne

Prejudices in disfavor of a person fix deeper,
and are much more difficult to be removed,
than prejudices in favor.
- Samuel Richardson

I'm the result of upbringing, class,
race,
gender, social prejudices, and economics.
So I'm a victim again.
A result.
- James Hillman

I never read a book before previewing it;
it prejudices a man so.
- Sydney Smith

Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
- Voltaire

A great many people think they are thinking when they
are merely rearranging their prejudices.
- William James

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

Prejudices are not easily got rid of as an old coat
which is no longer thought of.
- Nicolas Malebranche

Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.
- Countess of Blessington

You have to liberate yourself first from the prejudices
of the world in which you live.
- Donald Kagan

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

Prejudices and preferences exist and will continue to.
When you learn how to market yourself,
you become less of a victim.
- Lavrenti Lopes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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