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The confirmed prejudices of a thoughtful life, are as hard to change as the confirmed habits of an indolent life: and as some must trifle away age, because they trifled away youth, others must labor on in a maze of error, because they have wandered there too long to find their way out.

The great obstacle to progress is prejudice.

The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices.

The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.

The prejudiced and obstinate man does not so much hold opinions, as his opinions hold him.

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.

There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious, as of the extent and strength of his prejudices.

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.

There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor.

To divest one's self of some prejudices, would be like taking off the skin to feel the better.

To lay aside all prejudices, is to lay aside all principles. - He who is destitute of principles is governed by whims.

We can get the new world we want, if we want it enough to abandon our prejudices, every day, everywhere. We can build this world if we practice now what we said we were fighting for.

When we destroy an old prejudice we have need of a new virtue.


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