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Prejudice Quotes


These are some of the best 'Prejudice' quotations and sayings.

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A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial.

A man who thinks he is guarding himself against prejudices by resisting the authority of others, leaves open every avenue to singularity, vanity, self-conceit, obstinacy, and many other vices, all tending to warp the judgment, and prevent the natural- operation of his faculties. We are not satisfied with our own opinions, whatever we may pretend, till they are ratified and confirmed by suffrage of the rest of mankind. We dispute and wrangle forever; we endeavor to get men to come to us when we do not go to them.

All looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.

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 also snowed up.

Even when we fancy we have grown wiser, it is only, it may be, that new prejudices have displaced old ones.

Every one is forward to complain of the prejudices that mislead other men and parties, as if he were free, and had none of his own. What now is the cure? No other but this, that every man should let alone others' prejudices and examine his own.

Every period of life has its peculiar prejudice; whoever saw old age that did not applaud the past, and condemn the present times?

He hears but half who hears one party only.

He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kind of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error.

He that never leaves his own country is full of prejudices.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that.

He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.

Human nature is so constituted, that all see, and judge better, in the affairs of other men, than in their own.

Ignorance is less remote from truth than prejudice.

In forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of fore-taken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said will be measured by a wrong rule; like them who have the jaundice, to whom everything appearelh yellow.

In whatever mind prejudice dwells, it acts, in relation to truth, as alkali does in relation to acids, neutralizing its power. - Arguments the most cogent, discourse the most powerful, can be neutralized at once by some prejudice in the mind.

Instead of casting away our old prejudices, we cherish them to a very considerable degree, and, more shame to ourselves, we cherish them because they are prejudices; and the longer they have lasted the more we cherish them. We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason because  we suspect that in this stock each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themseive of the general bank and capital of nations and of ages.

It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.

Moral prejudices are the stop-gaps of virtue; and as is the case with other stop-gaps, it is often more difficult to get either out or in through them, than through any other part of the fence.

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


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