Quotes: prejudice

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
  • P. J. O'Rourke
    P. J. O'Rourke
    American journalist 1947-
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    Automobiles are free of egotism, passion, prejudice and stupid ideas about where to have dinner. They are, literally, selfless. A world designed for automobiles instead of people would have wider streets, larger dining rooms, fewer stairs to climb and no smelly, dangerous subway stations.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Bad artists always admire each other's work. They call it being large-minded and free from prejudice. But a truly great artist cannot conceive of life being shown, or beauty fashioned, under any conditions other than those he has selected.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    Bernard M. Baruch
    American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
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    Gold has worked down from Alexander's time... When something holds good for two thousand years I do not believe it can be so because of prejudice or mistaken theory.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.
  • Will Durant
    Will Durant
    American writer, historian, and philosopher 1885-1981
    Will Durant
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    History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.

  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood
    American actor, filmmaker and musician 1930-
    Clint Eastwood
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    I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Ignorance and prejudice are the ballast of our ship of state - however, ships without ballast are not seaworthy and cannot sail in the tempests, nor reach a safe harbor.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
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    Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.

    Source: address to the United Nations on October 1, 1963

  • Edward Young
    Edward Young
    British poet 1683-1765
    Edward Young
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    Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favor of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
    Havelock Ellis
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    It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.
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