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Never suffer the prejudice of the eye to determine the heart.

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

No wise man can have a contempt for the prejudices of others; and he should even stand in a certain awe of his own, as if they were aged parents and monitors. They may in the end prove wiser than he.

None are too wise to be mistaken, but few are so wisely just as to acknowledge and correct their mistakes, and especially the mistakes of prejudice.

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

Opinions grounded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.

Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded.

Overcoming prejudice: the only possible way through love, which creates no graven images. See quote detail

Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.

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.

Prejudice is never easy unless it can pass itself off for reason.

Prejudice is the child of ignorance

Prejudice is the conjuror of imaginary wrongs, strangling truth, over­powering reason, making strong men weak and weak men weaker. God give us the large-hearted charity which "beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things," which "thinketh no evil!"

Prejudice is the reason of fools.

Prejudice may be considered as a continual false medium of viewing things, for prejudiced persons not only never speak well, but also never think well of those whom they dislike, and the whole character and conduct is considered with an eye to that particular thing which offends them.

Prejudice, which sees what it pleases, cannot see what is plain.

Prejudices are what rule the vulgar crowd.

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.

Reasoning against a prejudice is like fighting against a shadow; it exhausts the reasoner, without visibly affecting the prejudice. Argument cannot do the work of instruction any more than blows can take the place of sunlight.

Some prejudices are to the mind what the atmosphere is to the body; we cannot feel without the one, nor breathe without the other.


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