One of the great tests of a band, of course, was its manner of playing "God Save the King." ... The English did it with effortless superiority, as though to say "We have frequently played this air in the presence of the King-Emperor and have reason to believe that he was perfectly satisfied." The American band gave an impression that every man was treacherously muttering the words of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" into his instrument; which was, of course, intolerable. I have probably misjudged this band, for like most children I was a patriotic bigot.
When suave politeness, temp'ring bigot zealCorrected I believe to One does feel.ronald knox
The scientist believes in proof without certainty, the bigot in certainty without proof.ashley montagu
[H]e who will not reason, is a bigot; he, who cannot, is a fool; and he, who dares not, is a slave.
I made a comparison at table some time since, which has often been quoted, and received many compliments. It was that of the mind of a bigot to the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour on it, the more it contracts.
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