A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she adjust to prejudice and discrimination.

Betty Friedan

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed.

Samuel Johnson

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.

Henry David Thoreau

Without the aid of prejudice and custom I should not be able to find my way across the room.

William Hazlitt

Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic.

Tryon Edwards

Prejudice is opinion without judgement.


Prejudices are what fools use for reason.


I've lived in Europe for the better part of twenty years, and I've noticed that one of the biggest errors Europeans make is to dismiss America as having no culture. That's an incredible mistake, and whether it's born of arrogance or neurosis, it's wrong.

John Malkovich

The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Edward R. Murrow

Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.

Lillian Hellman

Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.

Ben Hecht

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

Francis Jeffrey

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.

Sydney Smith

When the judgement's weak, The prejudice is strong.

Kane O'Hara

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.

George Aiken

Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek. You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating.

Marian Anderson

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

W. C. Fields

Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.

Allan Bloom

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

Clint Eastwood

All language reflects the prejudices of the society in which it evolved.

Casey Miller

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

William James

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.

E. B. White

If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice.

Benny Goodman

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

H. L. Mencken

There is a lot of racial prejudice in northwest Ohio, in this area.

Don Barnett

Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn't really have judgement in it's purest form. So just go, just go.

K. D. Lang

I've been advised to only do people who look like geeks and do avatars that are more expressive than the human. Sometimes people want you to cater to a prejudice, which I find just dull.

Robbie Cooper

Sometimes a great wound or concussion of the head, especially which happens by falling headlong from an high place, brings a prejudice and weakness to the animal faculty, dulling the understanding.

Thomas Willis

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in cultural prejudice. The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.

Maxim Gorky

The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.

Alexander Cockburn

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

Awareness is the biggest defense against prejudice. I want them to learn to be open-minded and accepting.

Andre Davies

If they made 'Pride & Prejudice 2,' Lydia would become more of a tragic figure.

Jena Malone

Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us.

John Jay Chapman

On an altar of prejudice we crucify our own, yet the blood of all children is the color of God.

Don Williams, Jr.

We were absolutely delighted in the continued interest in Pride & Prejudice and are excited about the opportunity to show the US ending to the British public.

Paul Webster

PREJUDICE, n. A vagrant opinion without visible means of support.

Ambrose Bierce

There's such a prejudice against napping in our culture. You 'sneak a nap,' 'get caught napping.' But it's a no-cost way to keep people happy.

Bill Anthony

Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter.

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Planet of the Apes fit right into that ... it's a kind of overturning of the contemporary society. The film overtly deals with prejudice because you have the prejudice against the white males, the humans.

Vivian Sobchack

We have no choice but to dismiss with prejudice.

Robert Waters

A literature has developed on whether discrimination in the marketplace due to prejudice disappears in the long run. Whether employers who do not want to discriminate will eventually compete away all discriminating employers depends not only on the distribution of tastes for discrimination among potential employers, but critically also on the nature of firm production functions.

Gary Becker

My family saw it, they were stunned, they didn't feel welcome in Houston anymore, ... You can count the number of blacks who live in this complex on one hand. Although I've never felt prejudice before, you can't help it when you see something like that.

Mary Green

I feel closer to my country than ever. There is no longer a feeling of lonesome isolation. Instead--peace. I return without fearing prejudice that once bothered me . . . for I know that people practice cruel bigotry in their ignorance, not maliciously.

Paul Robeson

What happened to them was what can happen when prejudice, hatred and total evil take over.

Yvonne Parr

I never let prejudice stop me from what I wanted to do in this life.

Sarah Louise Delany

Restart talks without prejudice.

Tony Woodley

My father was the 87th Latino to be in the major leagues, but he was the first one ... to be able to speak up and become an activist against prejudice, not only in baseball but also in society, and that took a lot to be able to do that.

Roberto Clemente

If prejudice could reason, it would dispel itself.

William Pickens

Prejudice and ignorance give rise to fear and for many people it is easier to sentence a mentally ill person to death than to find genuine treatment solutions.

Susan Lee

Ageism is the form of prejudice experienced most commonly by people in the UK and that seems to be true pretty much across gender, ethnicity, religion, disability - people of all types experience ageism, and indeed people of all ages experience ageism.

Dominic Abrams

It's pretty forward-thinking, and a lot of traditional people have some prejudice about making structures that are too large that are not metal and you have to build it from the inside out.

James Winegar

I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.

Belva Lockwood

In the era Ted first joined organized baseball, there was, as Ted noted in his autobiography, a great deal of prejudice against Mexicans.

Bill Nowlin

This is an example of the possible outcome of extreme prejudice and racism.

Larry Wilcox

There are those in the EU who are victims of fanaticism. There are those who cannot free themselves from prejudice. There are those who look at Turkey in a funny way.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Prejudice is not so much dependent upon natural antipathy as upon education.

David Ruggles

Riddle me this, Batman. Look at what was said on the news, and look at what's going to come out in the trial, anyway - and then some. So where's the prejudice to these two individuals? It's not there.

Charles Rose

If there's any prejudice regarding Frau Merkel in Washington, it's positive prejudice. Expectations are so high she may not be able to meet all of them.

Karsten Voigt

There was a lot pf prejudice back then. But I don't like to dwell on it. I'm just happy that the Tuskegee Airmen are being recognized contributing to the war effort back then.

George Watson

[Rai made her English-language debut and gained international media attention with the February release of] Bride & Prejudice, ... Bend It Like Beckham.

Gurinder Chadha

There is no question that race and racial prejudice played a part in the interplay between these individuals.

Steve Kohn

The horror of class stratification, racism, and prejudice is that some people begin to believe that the security of their families and communities depends on the oppression of others, that for some to have good lives there must be others whose lives are truncated and brutal.

Dorothy Allison

Investigators would want to protect the future of the investigations. I mean, you never know how much disclosure would actually prejudice tracking down other criminals, or further investigations.

Bonaya Godana

Ageism is the most pervasive form of prejudice in Britain today.

Dominic Abrams

This documentary is about tapping into a celebration of gay people and prejudice against gay families that is inherent in large parts of America. If anyone's going to bring this into someone's living room, it's Rosie. She is part of America's family.

Sheila Nevins

We all have a prejudice about action films. It's sort of like, if they're beautiful and blonde, she can't act, and we should know better by now. I've heard it from people, 'What are you doing, doing a picture with Vin Diesel?' They're not giving him the credit he deserves. Sometimes, I just say, 'Wait till you see him in the picture.

Sidney Lumet

Bigotry and hatred and prejudice rise and fall depending on certain situations.

Jack Levin

You know, there's prejudice both ways. A lot of people just don't know their history before they start judging.

Sam Perry

We're not going to make any comments [before the hearing]. I don't want to in any way prejudice the committee. We'll go out there; we're prepared; we'll see what happens.

Dave Braine

This evidence is so weak and so fraught with danger to not only confuse the jury but also prejudice the defendant.

Joel Hirschhorn

If you took Lydia out of 'Pride and Prejudice' and put her into today, she'd be one of the popular girls.

Jena Malone

I have studied the art of the masters and the art of the moderns, avoiding any preconceived system and without prejudice.

Gustave Courbet

The prosecution's case was based on passion, prejudice and emotion for what happened 20 to 30 years ago.

Leonard Levine

He was simply a man ahead of his time. He was the second of two men I knew who never had any prejudice. There was my father and then there was J. L. Wilkinson.

Buck O'neil

If you were black, you experienced (prejudice). It wasn't a real horrible thing for us; we went through it.

Harold Nicholas

Race prejudice can't be talked down, it must be lived down.

Francis J. Grimke

More clear in dissociating myself from anti-Catholic sentiments and racial prejudice.

Bob Jones

The more children learn about being different, the more prejudice will be eliminated.

Jodi Pliszka

REASON, n. Propensitate of prejudice.

Ambrose Bierce