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PREJUDICE
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[ Also see Belief Bias Bigotry Contempt Discrimination Discussion Equality Fanaticism Integration Intolerance Justice Mind Monomania Opinion Party Race Racism Sentiment Zeal ]

There is nothing stronger than human prejudice. A crazy sentimentalism, like that of Peter the Hermit, hurled half of Europe upon Asia, and changed the destinies of kingdoms.
      - Wendell Phillips

National antipathy is the basest, because the most illiberal and illiterate of all prejudices.
      - Jane Porter

Prejudice is the twin of illiberality.
      - George Denison Prentice

Because a total eclipse of the sun is above my own head, I will not therefore insist that there must be an eclipse in America also; and because snowflakes fall before my own nose, I need not believe that the Gold Coast is snowed up also.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

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, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (Anthony Ashley Cooper)

How tartly that gentleman looks! I never can see him but I am heartburned an hour after.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Much Ado About Nothing (II,i)

Prejudice assumes the garb of reason, but the cheat is too thin.
      - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

Prejudice is a house-plant which is very apt to wilt if you take it out-of-doors among folks.
      - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

Women have fewer vices than men; but they have stronger prejudices.
      - Jerome Van Crowninshield Smith

A bigot delights in public ridicule, for he begins to think he is a martyr.
      - Sydney Smith

To all intents and purposes, he who will not open his eyes is, for the present, as blind as he who cannot.
      - Bishop Robert South

We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced.
      - Herbert Spencer

When we destroy an old prejudice, we have need of a new virtue.
      - Madame de Stael (Baronne Anne Louise Germaine de Stael-Holstein)

The prejudices of youth pass away with it. Those of old age last only because there is no other age to be hoped for.
      - Leszczynski Stanislaus ("Stanislaus I")

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.
      - Adlai E. Stevenson

Some men, under the notion of weeding out prejudices, eradicate virtue, honesty, and religion.
      - Jonathan Swift

Human nature is so constituted that all see and judge better in the affairs of other men than in their own.
      - Terence (Publius Terentius Afer)

Prejudice, which sees, what it pleases, cannot see what is plain.
      - Sir Aubrey de Vere

Prejudice is the reason of fools.
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire)

Prejudices are what rule the vulgar crowd.
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire)

The multitude are ruled by prejudices.
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire)

Some persons believe everything that their kindred, their parents, and their tutors believe. The veneration and the love which they have for their ancestors incline them to swallow down all their opinions at once, without examining what truth or falsehood there is in them. Men take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.
      - Isaac Watts

The eyes of a man in the jaundice make yellow observations on everything; and the soul tinctured with any passion diffuses a false color over the appearance of things.
      - Isaac Watts

Never suffer the prejudiced the eye to determine the heart.
      - Johann Georg von Zimmermann


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