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.
Prejudice is a disease. So is fashion. But I will not wear Prejudice.lady gaga
There is hardly any other sphere in which Prejudice and superstition of the most horrific kind have been retained so long as in that of women, and just as it must have been an inexpressable relief for humanity when it shook off the burden of religious Prejudice and superstition, I think it will be truly glorious when women become real people and have the whole world open before them.karen blixen
Such humble talents as God had given me I will endeavour to put to their greatest use; if I am able to amuse, I will try to benefit too; and when I fell it my duty to speak unpalatable truth, with the help of God, I will speak it, through it be to the Prejudice of my name and to the detriment of my reader's immediate pleasure as well as my own.anne brontë
As for the exhortation with which Mr. ------ closes his letter, that I will not "go down to my husband's plantation prejudiced against what I am to find there," I know not well how to answer it. Assuredly I am going prejudiced against slavery, for I am an Englishwoman, in whom the absence of such a Prejudice would be disgraceful.fanny kemble
I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and Prejudice based on sexual orientation.coretta scott king
We now have access to so much information that we can find support for any Prejudice or opinion.david suzuki
There is nothing so despicable as a secret society that is based upon religious Prejudice and that will attempt to defeat a man because of his religious beliefs. Such a society is like a cockroach — it thrives in the dark. So do those who combine for such an end.william howard taft
I do not compare the past with the present without a Prejudice for either, but, great as the improvement in country life is in many respects, it seems a pity the old cheap, wholesome dishes have gone to make way for tinned and preserved foods.flora thompson
The great advantage of our system of government over all others, is, that we have a written constitution, defining its limits, and prescribing its authorities; and that, however, for a time, faction may convulse the nation, and passion and party Prejudice sway its functionaries, the season of reflection will recur, when calmly retracing their deeds, all aberrations from fundamental principle will be corrected.henry clay
Some of her answers might excite popular Prejudice, but if there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.Holmes, Jr., Oliver Wendell
A man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there was an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man a man of restless and versatile intellect who not content with an equivocal success in his own sphere of activity, plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance, only to obscure them with aimless rhetoric, and distract the attention of his hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious Prejudice.thomas henry huxley
The education that you give to the upper classes will not uproot idolatry and Prejudice, for it is amongst the masses that the error and Prejudice will always maintain their power, and while you do not uproot those prejudices from the hearts of the masses, a handful of educated Hindus will never be able successfully to reform the country.keshub chunder sen
Though what we accept be true, it is a Prejudice unless we ourselves have considered and understood why and how it is true.john lancaster spalding
The common Prejudice against philosophy is the result of the incapacity of the multitude to deal with the highest problems.john lancaster spalding
A Prejudice may be an unreasoned judgment, he [Hibben] pointed out, but an unreasoned judgment is not necessarily an illogical judgment. … First, there are those judgments whose verification has simply dropped out of memory. … The second type of unreasoned judgments we hold is the opinions we adopt from others … The third class of judgments in Professor Hibben’s list comprises those which have subconscious origin. The material that furnishes their support does not reach the focal point of consciousness, but psychology insists upon its existence.richard weaver
Education is necessary to unlearn privilege, unlearn exclusion, unlearn discrimination, unlearn Prejudice, unlearn war.
It should not Prejudice my voice that I'm not born a man, if I say something advantageous to the present situation. For I'm taxed too, and as a toll provide men for the nation.
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.
Travel is fatal to Prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.mark twain
Remember, when the judgment's weak, the Prejudice is strong.
What seems certain is that Pythagoras developed the idea of mathematical logic... He realized that numbers exist independently of the tangible world and therefore their study was untainted by inaccuracies of perception. This meant he could discover truths which were independent of opinion of Prejudice and which were more absolute then any previous knowledge.simon singh
As regards Providence, he cannot shake off the Prejudice that in war, God is on the side of the big battalions, which at present are in the enemy's camp.