Prejudice

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.Maya Angelou

Prejudice is a learned trait. You’re not born prejudiced; you’re taught it.Charles R. Swindoll

Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can’t move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that.Bob Marley

Prejudice is like 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

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

Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.Ben Hecht

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.William Hazlitt

Prejudice – a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.Ambrose Bierce

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

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.Merry Browne

Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.Wayne W. Dyer

Our thoughts are unseen hands shaping the people we meet. Whatever we truly think them to be, that’s what they’ll become for us.Richard Cowper

Prejudices subsist in people’s imagination long after they have been destroyed by their experience.Ernest Dimnet

If you judge people you have no time to love them.Mother Teresa

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.Charlotte Bronte

Prejudice is the glass through which most things are seen and judged.Edward Counsel

All prejudices are obstinate, like diseases of chronic tenacity, and require radical cures.Norman Macdonald

Prejudice is the sole author of infamies: how many acts are so qualified by an opinion forged out of naught but prejudice!Marquis De Sade

Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks.Duchess d’Abrantes

Prejudices are what fools use for reason.Voltaire

Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter.Laurence J. Peter

Race prejudice can’t be talked down, it must be lived down.Francis J. Grimke

Prejudice not being funded on reason cannot be removed by argument.Samuel Johnson

Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor.Eric Hoffer

Prejudice cannot see the things that are because it is always looking for things that aren’t.Mark Twain

Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.Marguerite Gardiner

Prejudice is opinion without judgment.Voltaire

Our prejudices are our robbers, they rob us of valuable things in life.Unknown

There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.William Hazlitt

Our prejudices are like physical infirmities – we cannot do what they prevent us from doing.John Lancaster Spalding

Prejudice is being down on something you’re not up on.Unknown

I think people always believe what they want to believe, don’t you?Lillian Hellman

Too many of our prejudices are like pyramids upside down. They rest on tiny, trivial incidents, but they spread upward and outward until they fill our minds.William McChesney Martin

Bigotry is the sacred disease.Heraclitus

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand.Rabindranath Tagore

Prejudice assumes the garb of reason, but the cheat is too thin.Henry Wheeler Shaw

The prejudices of men emanate from the mind, and may be overcome; the prejudices of women emanate from the heart and are impregnable.Jean Baptiste de Boyer

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

When we destroy an old prejudice, we have need of a new virtue.Madame De Stael

Prejudices are the props of civilization.Andre Gide

Prejudices are what rule the vulgar crowd.Voltaire

Prejudice is the twin of liberality.G. D. Prentice

Prejudice is never easy unless it can pass itself off for reason.William Hazlitt

Prejudice, which sees what it pleases, cannot see what is plain.Aubrey de Vere

Rigid judgmental opinions can block descent of Spirit’s pinions.Saiom Shriver

Prejudice is a house-plant which is very apt to wilt if you take it out-of-doors among folks.H. W. SHAW

Prejudice is an equivocal term; and may as well mean right opinions taken upon trust and deeply rooted in the mind, as false and absurd opinions so derived, and grown into it.Richard Hurd

Prejudice is a mist, which in our journey through the world often dims the brightest and obscures the best of all the good and glorious objects that meet us on our way.Shaftesbury

Prejudice is weighing the facts with your thumb on the scales. ~Alex Dreier, c.1956

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly — that is the first law of nature. ~Voltaire