I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply. In almost everything I've written there is a thread of this: a man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.
To spread healthy ideas among even the lowest classes of people, to remove men from the influence of Prejudice and passion, to make reason the arbiter and supreme guide of public opinion; that is the essential goal of the sciences; that is how science will contribute to the advancement of civilization, and that is what deserves protection of governments who want to insure the stability of their power.georges cuvier
Eutrapelia . "A happy and gracious flexibility," Pericles calls this quality of the Athenians...lucidity of thought, clearness and propriety of language, freedom from Prejudice and freedom from stiffness, openness of mind, amiability of manners.Matthew Arnold
The ideas survived and they can now be said to be in agreement with reason. They survived because Prejudice, passion, conceit, errors, sheer pigheadedness, in short because all the elements that characterize the context of discovery, opposed the dictates of reason and because these irrational elements were permitted to have their way. To express it differently: Copernicanism and other "rational" views exist today only because reason was overruled at some time in their past. (The opposite is also true: witchcraft and other "irrational" views had ceased to be influential only because reason was overruled at some time in their past.)paul karl feyerabend
Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from Prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.
Remember, when the judgment's weak, the Prejudice is strong.
Common sense is the ability to see things as they are without Prejudice and do things as they ought to be done without influence of any kind.
It is often said that Anarchists live in a world of dreams to come, and do not see the things which happen today. We do see them only too well, and in their true colors, and that is what makes us carry the hatchet into the forest of Prejudice that besets us.
Prejudice against impersonating women and the fear of ridicule are considered to have contributed to the decline in interest of male performers. Perceived lack of feasibility and limited employment opportunities through dance are other reasons. I have a dance school and only three in a class of 200 students are male
Mathematical Knowledge adds a manly Vigour to the Mind , frees it from Prejudice , Credulity, and Superstition .john arbuthnot
Travel is fatal to Prejudice.
Ask a deeply religious Christian if he’d rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of Prejudice, atheists don’t seem so bad lately.scott adams
A shop-keeper in good business is quite as well off as a pedlar that travels the country with his wares on his back. Commercial jealousy is, after all, nothing but Prejudice: it is a wild fruit, that will drop of itself when it has arrived at maturity.jean-baptiste say
I believe that fallen creatures perish, perish for ever, for only good can live, and good has not been theirs; but how durst men forge our Saviour's words "eternal death " into so horrible a meaning? And even if he did use other words, and seem to countenance such a meaning for them (and what witness have we that He did, except that of men whose ignorance or Prejudice might well have interpreted these words wrongly as they did so many others?)james anthony froude
There are, and always have been, destructive pseudo-scientific notions linked to race and religion; these are the most widespread and damaging. Hopefully, educated people can succeed in shedding light into these areas of Prejudice and ignorance, for as Voltaire once said: "Men will commit atrocities as long as they believe absurdities."martin gardner
There is no debt with so much Prejudice put off as that of justice.Plutarch
The world has recently been treated for nearly a decade to the unusual spectacle of a great empire deliberately taking every possible step to secure its own destruction, because its citizens were so obsessed by Prejudice, or incapable of thinking for themselves, as never to perform the few logical steps necessary for proving that they would shortly be involved in a guerre à outrance , which could be neither averted nor escaped.enoch powell
“Scientific method isn't about winning popularity contests. It's also not about being with the majority opinion. It isn't supposed be determined by politics. It is about attempting to limit bias or Prejudice in the results.”david a. ridenour
The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without Prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia.Hideki Tojo
At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation, and Prejudice.gore vidal
The present difficulty, in bringing all parts of the United States to a happy unity and love of country grows out of the Prejudice to color. The Prejudice is a senseless one, but it exists.
The power to regulate the disposal of property after death ought not to extend to doing it in a manner tending to the Prejudice of the living.
As several distinguished authors of the present age have undertaken to reconcile the world to the Great Man-Killer of Modern times; as Aaron Burr has found an apologist, and almost a eulogist; and as learned commentators have recently discovered that even Judas Iscariot was a true disciple, we are rather surprised to find that some one has not undertaken to render the family of Hyenas popular and amiable in the eyes of mankind. Certain it is, that few marked characters in history have suffered more from the malign inventions of Prejudice.
This misplacing hath caused a deficience, or at least a great improficience in the sciences themselves. For the handling of final causes, mixed with the rest in physical inquiries, hath intercepted the severe and diligent inquiry of all real and physical causes, and given men the occasion to stay upon these satisfactory and specious causes, to the great arrest and Prejudice of further discovery. For this I find done not only by Plato , who ever anchoreth upon that shore, but by Aristotle , Galen , and others which do usually likewise fall upon these flats of discoursing causes.Francis Bacon
All of us, no matter from what land our parents came, no matter in what way we may severally worship our Creator, must stand shoulder to shoulder in a united America for the elimination of race and religious Prejudice. We must stand for a reign of equal justice to both big and small. We must insist on the maintenance of the American standard of living.
Finally, the great question would still remain whether we can really dispense with illness even for the sake of our virtue and whether our thirst for knowledge and self-knowledge in particular does not require the sick soul as much as the healthy, and whether, in brief, the will to health alone, is not a Prejudice, cowardice, and perhaps a bit of very subtle barbarism and backwardness.