An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks.


Duchess Abrantes (1784-1838, French author)


Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.


Joseph Addison (1672-1719, British essayist, poet, statesman)


A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.


Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914, American author, editor, journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary")


All colors will agree in the dark.


Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British philosopher, essayist, statesman)


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 there, firm as weeds among stones.


Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855, British novelist)


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


Luther Burbank (1849-1926, American horticulturist)


It is just as impossible to help reform by conciliating prejudice as it is by buying votes. Prejudice is the enemy. Whoever is not for you is against you.


John Jay Chapman (1862-1933, American author)


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


Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773, British statesman, author)


In the end, anti black, anti female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: antihumanism.


Shirley Chisholm (1924-, American social activist)


Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.


Shirley Chisholm (1924-, American social activist)


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 (1789-1851, American novelist)


It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.


Quentin Crisp (1908-1999, British author)


Destroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old.


William J. Durant (1885-1981, American historian, essayist)


I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.


Clint Eastwood (1930-, American actor, director, politician, composer, musician, producer)


I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.


W. C. Fields (1879-1946, American actor)


There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.


Andre Gide (1869-1951, French author)


He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices


Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793, Italian playwright)


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 (1858-1915, French novelist, philosopher, poet, playwright)


No wise man can have contempt for the prejudices of others; and he should even stand in a certain awe of his own, as if they were aged parents and monitors. They may in the end prove wiser than he.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


Prejudice is the child of ignorance.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized.


Eustace Haydon


The most learned are often the most narrow minded.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


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


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


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


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


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


Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American author, philosopher)


Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.


William Dean Howells (1837-1920, American novelist, critic)


Orthodoxy is the diehard of the world of thought. It learns not, neither can it forget.


Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, British author)


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


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


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 (1742-1799, German physicist, satirist)


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 (1889-1974, American journalist)


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 (1880-1956, American editor, author, critic, humorist)


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


Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965, American journalist, broadcaster)


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


Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965, American journalist, broadcaster)


If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.


Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994, American President (37th))


Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter.


Laurence J. Peter


All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye.


Alexander Pope (1688-1744, British poet, critic, translator)


Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.


Hebrew Proverb (Sayings of Hebrew origin)


Whoever seeks to set one race against another seeks to enslave all races.


Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945, American President (32nd))


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 (1740-1814, French author)


The one and only formative power given to man is thought. By his thinking he not only makes character, but body and affairs, for "as he thinketh within himself, so is he." 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.


Lord Shaftesbury (1671-1713, British statesman)


We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.


Rosalyn Sussman


It is never too late to give up our prejudices.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


I wander if there really is a brave man with a really good imagination? If hypocrisy was destructive to the environment the world would have ended a long, long time ago.


Author Unknown


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


Author Unknown


Prejudice is a great timesaver. It enables you to form opinions without bothering to get facts.


Author Unknown


Prejudice is being down on something you're not up on.


Author Unknown


Reasoning against prejudice is like fighting against a shadow; it exhausts the reasoner, without visibly affecting the prejudice.


Author Unknown


Prejudices are what fools use for reason.


Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (1694-1778, French historian, writer)


We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.


Booker T. Washington (1856-1915, American black leader and educator)


One can only give an unbiased opinion about things that do not interest one, which is no doubt the reason an unbiased opinion is always valueless. The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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